CERF Stories
02/21/2017 - 10:47
  With the Horn of Africa facing one of the worst droughts in decades, more than 5.6 million people in Ethiopia alone are in desperate need of life’s basic necessities. To provide time-critical aid to more than 785,000 people suffering from hunger,...
02/06/2017 - 10:15
Photo credit: WHO/C. Black With the number and scale of humanitarian crises around the world, some countries have fallen off the global radar. That is the case for countries like the Central African Republic, Libya and Sudan, where pressing needs don’t seem...
01/30/2017 - 11:16
  United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres released US$100 million from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to sustain aid operations in nine neglected emergencies. CERF’s largest allocation of the year will reach more than 6 million people...
01/17/2017 - 13:51
“My child is able to speak to me for the first time since the last 8 hours.” CERF funds help International Organization for Migration (IOM) to provide emergency primary healthcare in Puntland and Somaliland. Nimco’s two-year old son was suffering from acute...
12/13/2016 - 21:59
Today CERF hosted its High-Level pledging conference for 2017. Thirty-three donors pledged almost US$273 million to the Fund to support urgent aid whenever and wherever crises hit. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon opened the conference. “I am proud to have...

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