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19 May 2011 - 10:05pmThe Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) today surpassed US$2 billion in funds disbursed to aid agencies in natural and conflict-related emergencies, a milestone in efforts to speed up the international response to humanitarian crises. Launched in 2006, CERF is now the sixth largest UN source of...
11 May 2011 - 8:38pmOCHA and Western Union called on the global corporate community to raise US$500,000 to celebrate the fifth anniversary of CERF, the Central Emergency Response Fund. CEO Hikmet Ersek launched the initiative on 10 May, encouraging peers to pre-fund life-saving disaster response work through CERF. In 2011,...