CERF Stories
10/09/2017 - 18:02
Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock today announced that the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has reached its 2017 funding target of US$450 million, following an additional commitment of SEK 50...
10/02/2017 - 12:37
Throughout 2016, CERF allocated US$439 million to support UN and partners in live-saving operations across 47 countries. More than half of CERF’s funding – US$289 million – allowed partners to jump-start or scale up urgent aid in new or rapidly deteriorating...
09/25/2017 - 18:53
Thanks to a contribution from CERF, in July 2017, the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) delivered advanced medical first responder courses and donated the necessary emergency trauma equipment to provide mine action operators in Libya with the...
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...

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