UN allocates $20 million in emergency funding, as Cyclone Idai disaster unfolds

As the full scale of the devastation caused by Cyclone Idai in southern Africa continues to be assessed, the UN and humanitarian partners are ramping up the provision of emergency food, shelter, water and health care supplies to hundreds-of-thousands who have been affected across Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe.

UN emergency relief fund has ‘never been more critical’: Guterres

The mission of the UN’s Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), which enables humanitarian responders to deliver life-saving assistance whenever and wherever crises strike, is more critical than ever, said Secretary-General António Guterres on Friday, as a key pledging conference got underway at UN Headquarters in New York.  

New UN funding to help sustain critical aid programmes for hundreds of thousands in Ethiopia

The United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) – a pool of funding which supports critical relief operations around the world – has allocated $10 million to help meet the life-saving needs of the most vulnerable people displaced due to conflict in Ethiopia.

UN allocates $100 million in emergency funds to assist vulnerable people in nine neglected crises

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today released $100 million from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) for severely underfunded aid operations in nine neglected emergencies.

UN's rapid response humanitarian fund marks 10th anniversary with plans to upgrade

The United Nations rapid response funding mechanism for saving tens of thousands of lives in both sudden disasters and long-festering crises marked its 10th anniversary today with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon laying out plans to strengthen it in the face of mounting challenges.

Seven new advisers named to UN Emergency Relief Fund

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today named seven new advisers to the United Nations emergency fund that seeks to save thousands of lives that would otherwise be lost to delay in dealing with sudden-onset or forgotten disasters around the world.

UN allocates $70 million from emergency fund to assist millions uprooted by crises

The United Nations humanitarian chief today allocated $70 million to help provide a lifeline to millions of men, women and children forced from their homes by violence and instability.

Donors give nearly $375 million to UN emergency relief fund

Donors pledged nearly $375 million today to the United Nations fund that ensures that humanitarian workers can quickly begin saving lives when a crisis strikes.

UN optimistic about donations to pledging session for emergency relief fund

United Nations humanitarian officials say they are hopeful of raising hundreds of millions from donors for the fund set up to ensure rapid and reliable assistance for people caught up in disasters or conflicts.

UN fund and private firm encourage companies to support humanitarian causes

A partnership between the United Nations humanitarian office and a major financial services company unveiled today is urging the corporate world to raise $500,000 in honour of the fifth anniversary of a UN fund that ensures timely assistance to people affected by natural disasters and conflicts.