The H2H Fund

The H2H Fund is a financing mechanism that disburses targeted funding to members of the H2H Network to provide specialized services to enhance efficiency, effectiveness and accountability in humanitarian response.


Open source technical services have the potential to improve the quality and impact of humanitarian responses. But too often, funding mechanisms are slow, reactive and centralized. Unnecessary delays impact responses and often shut out smaller organizations offering support needed by responders on the ground.

The network activates the H2H Fund to enable timely packages of members' integrated technical services to address gaps and meet identified needs in specific humanitarian responses. Services are available to responders at all levels.

Ongoing Service Packages

  • Conflict escalation in Sudan

    Conflict escalation in Sudan

    • When June 2023 - October 2023
    • Where Sudan


    Following the consequences of the rapid conflict escalation in Sudan, the H2H Network is activating its fund mechanism to enable six members to provide support services to the humanitarian response in the affected region. These services address issues related to security and safety, rapid needs assessments, communication and engagement with affected communities, and access to information.

  • Earthquakes in Türkiye-Syria

    Earthquakes in Türkiye-Syria

    • When April 2023 - August 2023
    • Where Türkiye and Syria


    The H2H Network has activated its fund to strengthen the humanitarian response to the earthquakes that hit southeast Türkiye and northwest Syria in February 2023. The funds will enable network members to address key gaps in the response, supporting engineers in reconstruction, resilient healthcare systems, data on the communication and engagement ecosystem, quality and accountability standards, and information on the needs of affected communities.

    H2H Network response

    Category of need
    Detail of service
    Service providers
    Logistics and programme support

    Supporting earthquake affected healthcare facilities in northwest Syria by repairing medical equipment locally. Assisting healthcare and technical staff in the maintenance of medical devices to ensure their functionality

    Field Ready

    İmadeddin Özcan,

    Community engagement & accountability

    Providing contextual data on information, communication and dialogue. Improving responders’ ability to include affected people in decision making, engage with all stakeholders in planning, identification and mitigation of risk, and supporting communication infrastructure recovery.

    CDAC Network: Rosie Jackson,

    CLEAR Global: Alyssa Boularès,  

    Insecurity Insight: Christina Wille,

    Enhancing data and information sharing among Syrian actors, including Syrian diaspora organizations and national NGOs, as well as between local and international humanitarian actors. Enhancing knowledge by documenting the role of diaspora in the response and the DEMAC coordination model through an after-action and real-time review.

    DEMAC: Béatrice Mauconduit,

    Completion of a scoping mission to embed perception work in the response processes from an early stage and design a longterm mixed-methods perceptions tracking approach. Conducting qualitative research to inform the response with the views of affected people and frontline workers.

    Ground Truth Solution: Finn Blair,

    Informing short and long term response measures to communicate the needs of affected communities by sharing their stories and amplifying their voices.

    The New Humanitarian: Jijo Vadukoot,

    Quality & professionalisation

    Supporting the operational post-earthquake response in Türkiye to deliver aid that meets quality and accountability standards in line with the Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS).

    CHS Alliance: Geneviève Cyvoct,

    Empowering engineers to provide safe, effective and suitable support to the humanitarian response in northwest Syria, as well as strengthening locally led training initiatives and on-ground engineering training capacity.

    RedR UK: Katie Bitten,

    Mohammed Bashein,

    Amount funded by FCDO and DEC