Posted on 06/25/2014 - 16:19

2013 was another busy year for the humanitarian community and for the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF).

In 2013, $482 million in CERF funds supported aid agencies responding to crises in 45 countries. Two thirds of that total, some $307 million, kick-started aid operations in emergencies ranging from the conflicts in the Central African Republic, South Sudan, Sudan and Syria,...



Posted on 04/29/2014 - 08:24
  Thousands of families that fled fighting in Zamboanga City in September 2013 are still living in makeshift shelters and tents in overcrowded spaces. Credit: OCHA/Russell Geekie Thousands of families that fled fighting in Zamboanga City in September 2013 are still living in makeshift shelters and tents in overcrowded spaces.

The checkpoint is a ten-minute drive west from...



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....