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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 aid operations in emergencies ranging from the conflicts in the Central African Republic, South Sudan, Sudan and Syria, to the massive storm that devastated the Philippines.

Another $175 million, a record high since CERF became operational, went to life-saving programmes to help people in underfunded humanitarian crises, such as Bangladesh, Eritrea, Liberia and Mauritania, from CERF’s underfunded-emergencies window.

In 2013, donors contributed US$477 million to support emergency response efforts through CERF.

For more details and examples of CERF-funded work in 2013 download the full report here.