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 will support critical assistance, including the provision of shelter, food, sanitation facilities and access to clean water....



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 gripped the country. Credit: OCHA / Philippe Kropf Tens of thousands of people have fled violence in the Central African Republic...


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, worldwide hit ‘Happy’ and encouraged to donate to CERF.

“Your donations will...



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 million people were made homeless by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

Humanitarian agencies need the support of the...



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 needs of people devastated by three years of conflict.

This week marks three years since the crisis in Syria began. The UN...