CERF Stories
08/16/2017 - 15:49
Lileya Ketali is 61 years old and lives in Gone Nar, a village in Myanmar’s Northern Rakhine State. Like many other farmers, he relies on subsistence agriculture, with paddy being a main crop during the monsoon season. Having only four acres of land, he hires...
07/17/2017 - 12:20
Credit: DMC Sri Lanka Widespread flooding and mudslides in Sri Lanka have killed at least 212 people and affected more than half a million residents. In late May, heavy monsoon rains swept away homes, clinics, schools, roads and water systems in 15 of the...
06/27/2017 - 13:40
Representatives of the global humanitarian community met in Geneva, Switzerland, on Friday 23 June to find ways to better leverage UN humanitarian Pooled Funds to advance the commitments of the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS). “With a record 130 million...
06/20/2017 - 13:57
On 20 June, the CERF secretariat provided a regional briefing to the African Union Permanent Missions in Geneva on the key issues and developments on the use and management of the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) in 2017. The briefing was hosted by His...
06/08/2017 - 15:48
  South Sudan is facing unprecedented levels of food insecurity. Nearly 4.9 million people – about 40 percent of the country’s population – are in urgent need of assistance. Food shortages, a deepening economic crisis, insecurity and insufficient agricultural...

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