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U.N. Central Emergency Response Fund Critical To Humanitarian Efforts

U.N. Central Emergency Response Fund: Why we need a U.S.$1 billion Central Emergency Response Fund
Stephen O’Brien, under-secretary-general for humanitarian affairs and emergency relief coordinator at the U.N., and colleagues discuss the role of the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) in providing humanitarian assistance in conflict situations and highlight the need for more funding, writing, “New contributors and larger contributions, coupled with innovative financing solutions are needed for the CERF to effectively respond to today’s global humanitarian needs. Many lives depend on it” (May 2016).

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