Posted on 12/13/2013 - 16:23
13 December, New York: UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon at the opening of the CERF High-Level Conference. Credit: OCHA/Paolo Palmero Over 40 countries commit to fund critical relief efforts to help millions of people affected by disasters and conflicts around the world.

More than 40 Member States and Observers as well as regional organizations, private and individual donors today pledged...

Posted on 12/12/2013 - 12:46
Volunteers pack rice and canned food for distribution to families affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. The majority of CERF allocations in 2013 went to food aid. Credit: WFP/Marco Frattini Ahead of the CERF High-Level Conference, three things you need to know about one of the world’s most reliable sources of humanitarian funding.

Every day we hear and read about the scale and...

Posted on 12/06/2013 - 14:03

CERF’s 2013 High-Level Conference (HLC) will be held on 13 December in New York.
This year the conference will highlight the impact of CERF-funded projects on people affected by crisis.

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Posted on 11/23/2013 - 17:51
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and international music star David Guetta. Credit: OCHA UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and international music star David Guetta launch the music video for “One Voice”, a song produced to raise funds for humanitarian action.

It was a night of firsts: the first time a video was projected onto the iconic glass-and-marble façade of the United Nations...

Posted on 11/22/2013 - 16:41

8 November 2013: For the second time in 2013, Malawi has suffered late rains, prolonged dry spells and flooding. The climate shocks, coupled with high market prices for fuel, seeds and fertilizer have meant that less was planted and even more less harvested, causing severe food insecurity. United Nations reports estimate that some 1.46 million Malawians are affected.

In response, the...