U.N. Dispatch Explores U.N. CERF’s Role In Ensuring Financial Support To Underfunded Global Emergencies

U.N. Dispatch: Map of the Day: The 13 Most Overlooked Global Humanitarian Crises
Mark Leon Goldberg, executive editor of U.N. Dispatch, discusses the role of the U.N. Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), which was created by the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and “directs funds to those crises that are not attracting the sufficient attention of donors.” Goldberg notes, “On April 11, OCHA announced the largest disbursement of CERF funds ever, directing $125 million to 13 underfunded emergencies. … And on the same day this record allocation of emergency funds was released, OCHA also announced a $25 million allocation for ongoing crisis in Sudan. … CERF is a good example of why flexibility in funding is a valuable tool to maximize the impact of donor dollars for humanitarian relief…” (4/16).

The KFF Daily Global Health Policy Report summarized news and information on global health policy from hundreds of sources, from May 2009 through December 2020. All summaries are archived and available via search.

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Headquarters: 185 Berry St., Suite 2000, San Francisco, CA 94107 | Phone 650-854-9400
Washington Offices and Barbara Jordan Conference Center: 1330 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005 | Phone 202-347-5270

www.kff.org | Email Alerts: kff.org/email | facebook.com/KaiserFamilyFoundation | twitter.com/kff

Filling the need for trusted information on national health issues, the Kaiser Family Foundation is a nonprofit organization based in San Francisco, California.