Posted on 03/16/2015 - 15:04

Almost 1 million people have been displaced by fighting in Ukraine since April 2014. The United Nations Central Emergency Fund (CERF) allocated almost US$4 million to help humanitarian partners provide life-saving assistance for thousands of people fleeing the violence.

Manfred Profazi, Chief of Mission for the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Ukraine, said the...



Posted on 03/10/2015 - 15:04

After heavy rains and floods hit southern Malawi in January 2015, an immediate US$7 million allocation from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) helped UN agencies and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) provide urgent assistance for thousands of Malawian families.

More than 1.1 million people were affected in the country and some 230,000 people were...



Posted on 02/10/2015 - 13:54

Heavy floods that washed away homes and infrastructure in May 2014 also shifted thousands of landmines across large areas of Bosnia and Herzegovina, threatening residents and recovery efforts.

With US$2 million from the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and other humanitarian partners were and able to kick-start...


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.

“Despite critical funding gaps, humanitarian workers remain committed to helping every vulnerable Syrian they...



Posted on 01/01/2015 - 11:48

In the fourth quarter of 2014, US$186.1 million from CERF helped aid agencies in 19 countries deliver critical, life-saving assistance for millions of people affected by violent conflict and natural disasters.

The Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC) allocated $131.7 million from CERF’s rapid response window to 24 countries, the bulk of which went to humanitarian partners...