Posted on 04/21/2014 - 11:41
2013, Chiradzulu, Malawi: A food distribution in Chiradzulu in southern Malawi. An estimated 1.8 million Malawians were affected by food insecurity in late 2013. Funding from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund helped aid groups respond. Credit: OCHA A timely grant from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund helped unlock millions of dollars of aid for communities caught in the grip of a...


Posted on 04/11/2014 - 17:38

(New York, 11 April 2014): The United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC), Valerie Amos, has allocated US$15 million to support the most critical life-saving aid operations in South Sudan.

This is the second allocation from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to South Sudan in 2014, bringing the total CERF funding to the crisis this year to $30.3 million.

The...



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...