Posted on 12/18/2014 - 15:07

Donors gathered at the annual UN central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) High-Level Conference this week to pledge $418.6 million in support of life-saving relief efforts around the world in 2015.

“CERF is one of the most effective tools we have to help people face the immediate, devastating effects of natural disasters, armed conflict and chronic emergencies,” said UN...



Posted on 12/12/2014 - 17:25

As the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance worldwide grows, humanitarian agencies will again rely on resources from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to respond to crises in 2015.

CERF will hold its annual pledging conference on 17 December in New York. The aim is to raise US$450 million for humanitarian operations in 2015.

“CERF funding is...



Posted on 11/13/2014 - 15:39

In 2014, after the northeast monsoon failed, crops were damaged by the prolonged drought and water supplies dried up in many regions of Sri Lanka. In July 2014, the Emergency Relief Coordinator approved a US$2 million rapid response CERF grant to support humanitarian partners providing live-saving aid to thousands of people.  ...



Posted on 11/11/2014 - 14:42

In June 2014, the Government of Pakistan commenced a military security operation in North Waziristan Agency targeting non-state armed actors. The operations prompted large scale displacement of more than 1 million people. In July 2014, the Emergency Relief Coordinator allocated US$5 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to...



Posted on 10/15/2014 - 14:30

A year ago, on 15 October 2013, a deadly earthquake struck the island province of Bohol in the Philippines. With quick support from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), the World Health Organization (WHO) got to work immediately to restore a shattered health system.

The earthquake affected more than 1.2 million people. Some 220 people lost their lives, over 340,000 people...