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Posted on 01/08/2014 - 14:12
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...



Posted on 12/20/2013 - 18:05
On 9 December 2013, three days before a System-Wide Level 3 Emergency was declared, the Emergency Relief Coordinator approved a US$10 million CERF allocation to support relief efforts in CAR. The funds will support critical assistance including the provision of food,...



Posted on 12/16/2013 - 15:44
2013, Thyolo, Malawi: In Thyolo in southern Malawi, A CERF funded agricultural project has helped communities overcome chronic drought and food insecurity. FAO/Chesterman Kumwenda For much of rural Malawi, 2012 and 2013 saw prolonged dry spells and meagre harvests....



Posted on 12/13/2013 - 16:23
13 December, New York: UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon at the opening of the CERF High-Level Conference. Credit: OCHA/Paolo Palmero Over 40 countries commit to fund critical relief efforts to help millions of people affected by disasters and conflicts around the...



Posted on 12/12/2013 - 12:46
Volunteers pack rice and canned food for distribution to families affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. The majority of CERF allocations in 2013 went to food aid. Credit: WFP/Marco Frattini Ahead of the CERF High-Level Conference, three things you need to...