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...



Posted on 03/10/2014 - 09:26

On 7 March 2014, the Emergency Relief Coordinator approved a US$6 million rapid response grant from CERF for urgent humanitarian aid for South Sudanese refugees and host communities in Ethiopia.

UN agencies estimate that over 61,000 people fleeing political instability and violence in South Sudan have arrived in Ethiopia since mid-December 2013. Most of the refugees are women and...



Posted on 03/06/2014 - 09:47

Tens of thousands of people in southern Darfur’s largest camp received improved access to health and nutrition services, thanks to a grant from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF.)

In April 2013, 50,000 people fleeing inter-tribal violence poured into Kalma Camp. The collapsing stick-and-thatch medical shelter in Sector 8—the area where the bulk of new arrivals...