Posted on 08/27/2012 - 12:03

24 August 2012, New York: The Government of Kuwait donated US$450,000 to the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) at a meeting with Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Catherine Bragg, in UN headquarters.

The Kuwait Permanent Representative to the United Nations, H.E. Mr. Mansour Al-Otaibi, presented checks worth $450,000 to the Fund. With this...



Posted on 08/17/2012 - 13:17


Selioua Muhammad, 25, sits inside her rooftop shelter in an occupied school in Sheik Othman in Aden, Yemen on February 28, 2012. Muhammad fled her home in Abyan in June 2011 and has lived at the school as an IDP since then. Credit: IRIN/Lindsay Mackenzie

US$8.5 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund helps thousands of Yemenis affected by conflict.

The Abyan...



Posted on 08/17/2012 - 13:13
Selioua Muhammad, 25, sits inside her rooftop shelter in an occupied school in Sheik Othman in Aden, Yemen on February 28, 2012. Muhammad fled her home in Abyan in June 2011 and has lived at the school as an IDP since then. Credit: IRIN/Lindsay Mackenzie US$8.5 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund helps thousands of Yemenis affected by conflict.

The Abyan Governorate in south...



Posted on 08/15/2012 - 16:16

15 August 2012, New York: Since its inception, CERF has committed $2.6 billion in 86 countries and territories. Check out some of the highlights in this edition:

$55 Million Allocated in the Second Underfunded Round

Some US$55 million from the Fund was allocated by the the Under-Secretary-General and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos in July to bolster humanitarian...



Posted on 08/07/2012 - 11:51


Aisha with her new baby, Rawan. Credit: UNFPA/Syria

Emergency humanitarian funds are providing urgently needed health services to families affected by the conflict.

Like thousands of people in Damascus, the Syrian capital, Abdulahadi, Aisha and their four children fled their home when their neighbourhood came under intense bombardment. Without proper access to medical...