Posted on 12/15/2011 - 20:52


CERF High Level Conference, 16 December 2011

Over 40 donors will help the UN’s humanitarian fund continue providing life-saving aid to millions affected by natural disasters and crises.

More than 40 donors today pledged US$375 million to the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) contributing to a $16 million increase in pledges for next year.   

Since its...



Posted on 11/16/2011 - 12:06


Thousands of animals have perished because of drought in Somalia. Credit: IRIN/Mohamed Gaarane

housands of animals have perished because of drought in Somalia. Credit: IRIN/Mohamed Gaarane

The dark clouds of the seasonal gu rains may be on the horizon earlier than expected, but for many people in the village of Docol it’s already too late.

Like other pastoralists...



Posted on 11/16/2011 - 11:58
Thousands of animals have perished because of drought in Somalia. Credit: IRIN/Mohamed Gaarane housands of animals have perished because of drought in Somalia. Credit: IRIN/Mohamed Gaarane

The dark clouds of the seasonal gu rains may be on the horizon earlier than expected, but for many people in the village of Docol it’s already too late.

Like other pastoralists in Somalia,...



Posted on 11/08/2011 - 18:30


Search and rescue operations during the recent floods in El Salvador.

CERF in action - Mobile clinics help pregnant women survive the El Salvador crisis.

The women began to arrive from early morning as soon as they were informed the mobile clinic was coming to the Health Centre of Caluco in the Salvadorean Department of Sonsonate.

Some women arrived accompanied...



Posted on 11/08/2011 - 18:30
Search and rescue operations during the recent floods in El Salvador. CERF in action - Mobile clinics help pregnant women survive the El Salvador crisis.

The women began to arrive from early morning as soon as they were informed the mobile clinic was coming to the Health Centre of Caluco in the Salvadorean Department of Sonsonate.

Some women arrived accompanied by a friend, others...