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.

During early 2007, UN emergency fund provided $130 million to those in need

A landmark United Nations fund has provided $130 million during the first three months of this year for activities delivering aid to those who need it most in programmes ranging from distributing food and clothing to flood victims in Southern Africa and South America to providing much-needed vaccines to respond to cholera and meningitis outbreaks in West Africa.

On its 1st anniversary, $376 million provided by UN fund for emergencies

Today marks the first anniversary of a landmark United Nations fund which has significantly reduced the time in which aid is delivered to those most in need, and to date, $376.1 million has been distributed in 40 countries through almost 400 projects, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) announced.

Advisory group of new UN disaster relief fund holds inaugural session

The landmark United Nations fund set up to jump-start relief operations for natural and man-made disasters, and save thousands of lives that would otherwise be lost to delay, moved a step further towards consolidation today with the inaugural meeting of its Advisory Group.

UN disaster relief fund makes first donations for under-resourced emergencies

The newly launched United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) today announced its first disbursements for the world’s most under-funded emergencies, with 12 States, 11 of them in Africa, benefiting from a total of $32 million.

Annan appoints advisory group for new quick-response relief aid fund

Tapping emergency relief experts from Governments and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) around the world, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today announced the appointment of a group that will advise him on the use of a new fund designed to bring immediate relief to victims of disaster.

General Assembly sets up emergency relief fund to save thousands of lives

The United Nations General Assembly today set up an emergency fund, expected to total $500 million, to bring immediate relief in natural and man-made disasters and save thousands of lives that would otherwise be lost to delay.