Posted on 10/15/2014 - 14:30

A year ago, on 15 October 2013, a deadly earthquake struck the island province of Bohol in the Philippines. With quick support from the Central Emergency Relief Fund (CERF), the World Health Organization (WHO) got to work immediately to restore a shattered health system.

The earthquake affected more than 1.2 million people. Some 220 people lost their lives, over 340,000 people were...



Posted on 10/02/2014 - 10:59

During the third quarter of 2014, the humanitarian community relied on rapid and strategic CERF funding to kick-start emergency operations and to keep life-saving programmes running. The Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC) allocated US$70 million from CERF to help humanitarian partners in 20 countries respond to some of the most urgent crises worldwide.

Some $50 million from CERF...



Posted on 10/02/2014 - 09:37

With support from the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), a mine clearance effort has helped restore access to clean water for 4,500 people in Sapna, a community in the north-east of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Sapna residents had been left without water after the heaviest rains in more than a century caused massive destruction throughout the country. Floods and...



Posted on 09/30/2014 - 09:29

With support from the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), the World Health Organization (WHO) has taken the first step to restoring Central African Republic’s (CAR) shattered health system.

In the midst of conflict and mass displacement, WHO undertook a nationwide assessment of the countries health system, providing a complete overview of the...



Posted on 09/10/2014 - 16:52

United Nations humanitarian chief Valerie Amos has allocated US$3.8 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) for the UN Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) to support humanitarian operations in the Ebola-struck West Africa region.

Reduced commercial travel in the region has hindered the urgent deployment of healthcare personnel and supplies. This has severely affected...