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2013 was a busy year for the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF). The fund allocated US$482 million to help relief agencies respond to man-made crises and natural disasters in 45 countries.

In new or rapidly deteriorating crises, CERF helped aid agencies deliver immediate life-saving relief with more than $307 million through its rapid-response window.

Urgent humanitarian operations in neglected or ignored crises received more than $175 million—the highest amount ever—through CERF’s underfunded emergencies window.

In three countries—the Central African Republic, the Philippines and Syria—CERF helped humanitarian partners respond to level 3 emergencies (the highest category for a crisis).

For an overview of where CERF helped in 2013, click here.