UN Central Emergency Response Fund: 10 Years of Saving Lives Together

16 Dec 2015
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UN Central Emergency Response Fund: 10 Years of Saving Lives Together

This week, on 17 December, the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) will mark its 10 year anniversary. Created in 2005, CERF marked an innovative breakthrough in humanitarian funding by Member States of the UN General Assembly as a “fund for all, by all”. It raises and pools funds before the need arises, and provides fast, predictable funding to partners on the frontlines at the onset of a crisis, as well as financing critically underfunded emergencies.

El Niño - CERF-funded response to climate-related events linked to El Niño

2 Dec 2015
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El Niño - CERF-funded response to climate-related events linked to El Niño

The El Niño global climatic event has had a devastating impact on millions of people across the globe throughout 2015. East Africa, Southern Africa, the Pacific Islands, South East Asia and Central America will continue to be at risk of extreme weather, including below-normal rains and flooding, in early 2016. The humanitarian fallout in certain areas will include increased food insecurity due to low crop yields and rising prices; higher malnutrition rates; devastated livelihoods; and forced displacement.
 

Myanmar: US$9 million for flood relief

7 Aug 2015
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A US$ 9 million allocation from CERF to humanitarian agencies will allow aid organizations to rapidly scale up operations in response to the devastating floods.
 
(New York, 7 August 2015) Major flooding and monsoon rains have affected more than 330,000 people in Myanmar in recent weeks, and at least 88 people have lost their lives. As the United Nations and humanitarian partners step up their support to national relief efforts, the Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O’Brien is releasing funds from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF).
 
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CERF: Providing a lifeline for people in forgotten crises

17 Jan 2014
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UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos allocates $95.5 million to help people caught in 11 underfunded crises.

United Nations Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos has allocated US$95.5 million to sustain emergency aid operations in some of the world’s worst, yet most neglected, humanitarian crises.

CERF allocates nearly $5 million in assistance to IDPs in Myanmar

13 Jan 2014
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Since June 2012, an inter-communal conflict has taken place in Rakhine state in Myanmar, causing the internal displacement of some 140,000 people.

29 April 2013: Since June 2012, an inter-communal conflict has taken place in Rakhine state in Myanmar, causing the internal displacement of some 140,000 people. The internally displaced persons (IDPs) live in IDP camps across the nine townships (Kyauktaw, Kyauk Phyu, Minbya, Mrauk-U, Myebon, Pauktaw, Ramree, Rathedaung and Sittwe) in Rakhine state.

CERF allocates nearly $5 million in assistance to IDPs in Myanmar

30 Oct 2013
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29 April 2013: Since June 2012, an inter-communal conflict has taken place in Rakhine state in Myanmar, causing the internal displacement of some 140,000 people. The internally displaced persons (IDPs) live in IDP camps across the nine townships (Kyauktaw, Kyauk Phyu, Minbya, Mrauk-U, Myebon, Pauktaw, Ramree, Rathedaung and Sittwe) in Rakhine state.

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