Lake Chad displaced to receive life-saving assistance

Humanitarian operations continue in the Lake Chad Basin region in Africa where the terrorist group Boko Haram has forced millions of people to flee their homes.

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Level of suffering outpacing funding for UN emergency response fund

The level of suffering is outpacing funding for the UN’s Central Emergency Response Fund, or CERF.

Donors from around the world met on Thursday, the 10th anniversary of the fund, for a High-Level Pledging Conference.

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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.

Millions of people facing crises benefited from UN emergency fund last year – report

The United Nations-managed humanitarian fund set up to ensure rapid assistance for people affected by conflict and natural disasters allocated $415 million last year, making it possible for aid agencies to help at least 22 million people in 45 countries.

Pakistan floods, West Africa food crisis top recipients from UN fund

Humanitarian agencies responding to emergencies in Pakistan, Niger and Chad received the most allocations from the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) during the third quarter of this year, it was reported today.