CERF in the News

Lessons were learned in the global response to the Tsunami tragedy of 2004
(Irish Examiner, 27 December 2014) "The difficulties of responding quickly enough to such a huge emergency highlighted the need for a flexible and swift global fund. As a direct result, CERF was established. This enables donors to pre-position money so that when a disaster strikes, the urgently needed funding can be accessed quickly."

Humanitarian priorities for 2015 to be set by aid workers battling crises (interview with CERF chief, Lisa Doughten)
(United Nations, 19 December 2014) The humanitarian priorities for 2015 will be set by relief workers battling crises and disasters on the ground, a senior UN official has said. Over US$400 million has been pledged by donors to a UN fund in support of urgent aid needs for next year.

Sahel et Ebola : le CERF au service des crises émergentes et oubliées

(United Nations, 19 December 2014) Le Fonds central pour les interventions d'urgence humanitaires de l'ONU (CERF) constitue l'une des voies les plus rapides et efficaces pour assurer une intervention humanitaire rapide en faveur des victimes de catastrophes naturelles et de conflits armés.

Regional government of Flanders contributes to UN relief fund

(New York, 19 December 2014) The Government of Flanders decided to support again the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) of the United Nations. The contribution includes 600.000 euros for the period 2015 and 2016.

Philippines: CERF's support to WHO for typhoon Haiyan recovery 

(Manila, 6 November 2014) Super typhoon Haiyan (locally known as ‘Yolanda’) struck the Philippines on 8 November 2013. With maximum winds of 235 km/hour it had devastating effects, causing destruction across the Central Philippines.

Nigeria: CERF provides $3.5 million for humanitarian services

(Premium Times, 4 November 2014)The United Nations on Tuesday announced the provision of about N580 million in aid of the humanitarian operations in the Boko Haram infested North-East of Nigeria.  

Somalia: CERF funds help launch measles vaccination campaign targeting over 1 million children

(Mogadishu, 11 October 2014) The much awaited measles and polio vaccination campaign in southern and central areas of Somalia was launched, According to NGOs and Somali Health Ministry officials.

CERF helps WFP assists communities affected by drought in Sri Lanka

(Colombo, 1 October 2014) The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has begun relief operations to bring food assistance to tens of thousands of Sri Lankans affected by recent drought. 

CIGNA Foundation gives $50,000 to UN Central Emergency Response Fund

(Bloomfield, 24 September 2014) The Cigna Foundation today announced a $50,000 donation to the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), with funds directed to Ebola-related services. 

Le CERF alloue 75 millions de dollars pour stimuler les opérations humanitaires dans le Sahel et dans la Corne de l’Afrique

(New York, 1 August 2014) La Coordonnatrice des secours d’urgence des Nations Unies, Valerie Amos, a alloué 75 millions de dollars du CERF pour appuyer 11 pays dans deux régions où les besoins humanitaires sont élevés mais le soutien financier est faible.

UN Emergency fund gives $75 million in relief aid to Sahel and Horn of Africa

(New York, 23 July 2014) The UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has allocated $75 million to scale up aid in the neglected regions of the West African Sahel and the Horn of Africa.