CERF Stories
04/26/2016 - 13:22
At the Global Call for Support and Action: Responding to El Nino, in Geneva, United Nations humanitarian chief Stephen O'Brien outlined CERF's response and called for more global support.   Under-Secretary-General and Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O’...
04/21/2016 - 07:41
Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O’Brien wrapped up his two-day mission to Ecuador today, calling for more support for people affected by the deadly earthquake that struck on Saturday.   “My thoughts...
04/08/2016 - 15:43
A severe drought has hit Somalia, with hundreds of thousands of people experiencing water shortages and food insecurity. This drought, compounded by the recent global El Niño phenomenon, has added new challenges to the pre-existing humanitarian situation in...
04/08/2016 - 14:38
On 30 March, Stephen O’Brien, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC), briefed United Nations Permanent Missions, Observers, UN agencies and International Non-Government Organizations on the use and impact of...
03/22/2016 - 19:44
On 21 March, the CERF Advisory Group met in New York endorsed the Secretary-General’s call to expand CERF to $1 billion by 2018.  The Group, which meets bi-annually and provides the Emergency Relief Coordinator, Secretary-General and CERF with policy guidance...

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