UN’S GLOBAL EMERGENCY FUND PROVIDES US$18.5 MILLION FOR EARLY RESPONSE TO NEW DROUGHT IN ETHIOPIA

21 Feb 2017
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With the Horn of Africa facing one of the worst droughts in decades, more than 5.6 million people in Ethiopia alone are in desperate need of life’s basic necessities. To provide time-critical aid to more than 785,000 people suffering from hunger, malnutrition and severe water shortages in Ethiopia’s worst-hit Somali region, Emergency Relief Coordinator and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Stephen O’Brien has released US$18.5 million from the UN’s Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF).
 

RESPONDING TO FORGOTTEN CRISES: CERF FUNDS HELP WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION (WHO) TO REMAIN AT THE FOREFRONT OF HELPING PEOPLE IN URGENT NEED.

6 Feb 2017
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Photo credit: WHO/C. Black

With the number and scale of humanitarian crises around the world, some countries have fallen off the global radar. That is the case for countries like the Central African Republic, Libya and Sudan, where pressing needs don’t seem to garner the world’s attention. This can make it difficult to raise the funding necessary to carry out humanitarian response plans.

CERF FUNDS HELP INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR MIGRATION (IOM) TO PROVIDE EMERGENCY PRIMARY HEALTHCARE IN PUNTLAND AND SOMALILAND

17 Jan 2017
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My child is able to speak to me for the first time since the last 8 hours.”

CERF funds help International Organization for Migration (IOM) to provide emergency primary healthcare in Puntland and Somaliland.

HIGH-LEVEL PLEDGING EVENT REACHES 60% OF ANNUAL TARGET FOR FUNDING IN 2017

13 Dec 2016
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Today CERF hosted its High-Level pledging conference for 2017. Thirty-three donors pledged almost US$273 million to the Fund to support urgent aid whenever and wherever crises hit.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon opened the conference. “I am proud to have served as UN Secretary-General during much of CERF’s successful first decade,” he said. “A strong United Nations needs a strong CERF.”

CERF ALLOCATES FUNDS TO KICK START ASSISTANCE FOLLOWING HURRICANE MATTHEW AND PROVIDES LOAN TO BOOST ONGOING REPONSE TO CHOLERA EPIDEMIC IN HAITI

7 Oct 2016
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The Central Emergency Response Fund, (CERF) is releasing a grant of $5 million to address the most life-saving needs of people affected by hurricane Matthew. Earlier this week, CERF also released a loan of US$8 million dollars to UNICEF to scale up response to the worsening cholera epidemic in Haiti.  

SECRETARY-GENERAL BAN-KI MOON HAS SUBMITTED HIS ANNUAL REPORT TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OUTLINING THE USE OF THE CERF IN 2015.

21 Sep 2016
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The report describes the activities of the Central Emergency Response Fund from 1 January to 31 December 2015 and concludes that “the Fund has continued to demonstrate its value in funding timely, targeted and reliable life-saving assistance to people in humanitarian crises.”

UN SECRETARY-GENERAL APPOINTS NEW MEMBERS TO GLOBAL EMERGENCY FUND'S ADVISORY GROUP

19 Sep 2016
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(New York, 19 September 2016) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of eight new members of the Advisory Group of the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), the UN’s global emergency response fund.

The Advisory Group’s 18 members provide policy guidance to the Secretary-General and advice on the use and impact of CERF, through the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Stephen O’Brien, who manages the Fund on his behalf.

“IT’S LIKE BEING IN THE DESERT AND SUDDENLY SOMEONE GIVES YOU A CUP OF WATER”

15 Sep 2016
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Abu Yousef, a father of six living in Jordan after fleeing across the border from Syria, recalls how a Child Cash Grant provided by UNICEF with the help of CERF, has changed his life and that of his children. 
 
While the Jordanian government provided health care services and education to Abu and his family, his refugee status did not allow him to obtain a work permit. Like many others, he struggled to get by and meet even the basic needs of his family. 
 

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