CERF in the News

Philippines: CERF's support to WHO for typhoon Haiyan recovery 
(Manila, 6 November 2014) Super typhoon Haiyan (locally known as ‘Yolanda’) struck the Philippines on 8 November 2013. With maximum winds of 235 km/hour it had devastating effects, causing destruction across the Central Philippines.


Nigeria: CERF provides $3.5 million for humanitarian services

(Premium Times, 4 November 2014)The United Nations on Tuesday announced the provision of about N580 million in aid of the humanitarian operations in the Boko Haram infested North-East of Nigeria.  


Somalia: CERF funds help launch measles vaccination campaign targeting over 1 million children

(Mogadishu, 11 October 2014) The much awaited measles and polio vaccination campaign in southern and central areas of Somalia was launched, According to NGOs and Somali Health Ministry officials.


CERF helps WFP assists communities affected by drought in Sri Lanka

(Colombo, 1 October 2014) The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has begun relief operations to bring food assistance to tens of thousands of Sri Lankans affected by recent drought. 


CIGNA Foundation gives $50,000 to UN Central Emergency Response Fund

(Bloomfield, 24 September 2014) The Cigna Foundation today announced a $50,000 donation to the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), with funds directed to Ebola-related services. 


Le CERF alloue 75 millions de dollars pour stimuler les opérations humanitaires dans le Sahel et dans la Corne de l’Afrique

(New York, 1 August 2014) La Coordonnatrice des secours d’urgence des Nations Unies, Valerie Amos, a alloué 75 millions de dollars du CERF pour appuyer 11 pays dans deux régions où les besoins humanitaires sont élevés mais le soutien financier est faible.


UN Emergency fund gives $75 million in relief aid to Sahel and Horn of Africa

(New York, 23 July 2014) The UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has allocated $75 million to scale up aid in the neglected regions of the West African Sahel and the Horn of Africa.