CERF 2013 Summary

Report
from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 31 Jan 2014

Member States and the private sector contributed $474 million to CERF for 2013—the highest-ever annual total. An additional $6.7 million was pledged and remains outstanding.

CERF received more than $502 million in contributions during 2013, including payments for 2012 and early funding for 2014. See table on the right for more details.

In 2013, the Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC) allocated a record $482 million from CERF for life-saving humanitarian activities in 45 countries and territories. More than $307 million of that amount was allocated for humanitarian activities in new or rapidly deteriorating crises through CERF’s rapid response window and $175 million was allocated to sustain aid operations in neglected crises through the Fund’s underfunded emergencies window.

The ERC also approved a $27 million loan for the World Food Programme for Syria and neighbouring countries.

More than 81 per cent of CERF funding went to humanitarian partners responding to complex emergencies, and 19 per cent was allocated in response to natural disasters. In 2013, CERF was crucial in supporting coordinated humanitarian action and strengthened leadership in nearly every major emergency worldwide. A detailed overview of 2013 CERF allocations is available overleaf.

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