UN emergency response fund this year reaches its $450 million target for first time

The United Nations emergency relief fund, set up to speed response to those suffering from natural and man-made disasters, has reached its $450 million annual funding target for the first time, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) announced today.

Top UN official upbeat as many Member States commit to emergency relief fund

The United Nations humanitarian chief announced today that around $380 million was pledged to its emergency relief fund that can be quickly accessed by the world body, potentially saving thousands of lives when responding to disasters.

UN relief fund launches annual pledging session in face of growing needs

The $500-million United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) today launched its annual pledging conference, with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warning that the financial crisis, climate change and population growth are likely to increase demands for relief aid.

$1 billion disbursed so far by UN emergency fund to help most vulnerable

Disbursements by the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) for humanitarian aid worldwide topped the $1 billion mark this week when more than $200,000 was disbursed to feed women and children in Tajikistan, which is suffering from food insecurity and a poor harvest.

UN emergency relief fund largely successful, Ban reports

The United Nations $500 million emergency fund set up to speed relief for natural and man-made disasters and save thousands of lives that would otherwise be lost to delay has largely achieved its objectives, but Member States must ensure it receives adequate financing, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says in a report released today.

Professional services firm donates $500,000 to UN emergency fund

The United Nations humanitarian arm today welcomed a donation of $500,000 by PricewaterhouseCoopers, on behalf of the company’s partners and staff, to the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF).

UN emergency aid fund hands out $30 million to projects in seven countries

The United Nations relief chief announced today that the world body’s Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has allocated $30 million to support UN agencies conducting vital aid work in seven countries.