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Posted on 04/04/2014 - 13:36
25 March 2014: In early 2014, the worst rains in five years caused heavy flooding and landslides affecting an estimated 335,000 people. In response, the Emergency Relief Coordinator approved a rapid response grant from CERF on 25 March. The US$3.2 million allocation...



Posted on 04/02/2014 - 12:31
7 March 2014, Sarh, Chad: Children living at the Doyaba transit site in southern Chad poke ripening mangoes with long sticks, trying to make them fall. More than 90,000 people have fled to Chad from the Central African Republic, trying to escape the violence that has...



Posted on 03/21/2014 - 14:53
Award-winning musician Pharrell Williams teamed-up with the UN Foundation on International Day of Happiness on 20 March to support the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF). Fans were encouraged to submit videos to the tune of Pharrell’s chart-topping,...



Posted on 03/19/2014 - 11:32
Every day we hear and read about the scale and impact of humanitarian crises around the world: Millions of people have been affected by the deteriorating crisis in Syria, families continue to flee violence in the Central African Republic and, most recently, more than 4...



Posted on 03/11/2014 - 12:59
Syrian Arab Republic: A girl, carrying jerrycans of water, walks past a pile of debris, on a street in Aleppo, capital of the north-western Aleppo Governorate. Credit: UNICEF/Romenzi The United Nations senior humanitarian official in Syria talks about the desperate...