The UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mark Lowcock, launched the 2020 edition of the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) Annual Results Report.
The report provides a detailed account of how CERF and its partners ensured strategic use of a record $542 million during 2019 to deliver the highest priority aid for more than 29 million people affected by humanitarian crises in 49 countries and territories.
This new publication merges the CERF Annual and Results reports, combining information about funding allocated in the past year, and an analysis of results achieved to show how the fund ensured the most efficient use of your humanitarian investments.
The report details how CERF helped kick-start relief efforts immediately when new crises emerged or deteriorated, and how the fund sustained relief operations when no other funding was forthcoming.
It also demonstrates how CERF has helped drive innovation, including anticipatory action, and encouraged the prioritization of women and girls, people with disabilities, education in emergencies, and other aspects of protection.
In his message to partners, Mr. Lowcock expressed his “heartfelt appreciation for the generous support and financial contributions of Member States as well as the extraordinary efforts of our implementing partners, including UN agencies and the hundreds of local NGOs, that serve on front lines to deliver life-saving activities through CERF grants.”
Read the CERF Annual Results Report 2020.
Original source: CERF