CERF Stories

Posted on 07/25/2014 - 09:48
  The UN Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC), Valerie Amos, has allocated US$75 million from CERF to support 11 countries in two regions where humanitarian needs are high but financial support is low: West Africa’s Sahel and the Horn of Africa. With...



Posted on 07/23/2014 - 09:08
  Five-year old Ehsam (not his real name) had suffered from a debilitating inguinal hernia since he was six months old. Funding from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) helped get him the life-saving treatment he needed. Fairly common and...



Posted on 06/25/2014 - 16:19
2013 was another busy year for the humanitarian community and for the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF). In 2013, $482 million in CERF funds supported aid agencies responding to crises in 45 countries. Two thirds of that total, some $307 million, kick-started...



Posted on 04/29/2014 - 08:24
  Thousands of families that fled fighting in Zamboanga City in September 2013 are still living in makeshift shelters and tents in overcrowded spaces. Credit: OCHA/Russell Geekie Thousands of families that fled fighting in Zamboanga City in September...



Posted on 04/21/2014 - 11:41
2013, Chiradzulu, Malawi: A food distribution in Chiradzulu in southern Malawi. An estimated 1.8 million Malawians were affected by food insecurity in late 2013. Funding from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund helped aid groups respond. Credit: OCHA A timely...