CERF Stories

Posted on 01/23/2015 - 17:01
The United Nations humanitarian chief, Valerie Amos, has allocated some US$100 million from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to boost life-saving relief work in Syria and 11 other countries where humanitarian needs are high but financial support is low...



Posted on 12/29/2014 - 09:10
January 2004, West Aceh, Indonesia. Credit: IRIN/Jefri Aries UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos on the lessons learned from the response to 2004’s Indian Ocean Tsunami. This piece was originally published on the ODI blog Development Progress. Ten years ago when...



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...



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...



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...