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27 Mar 2009 description

Council Establishes Mandate on Cultural Rights, Appoints Rapporteur for Cambodia, Extends Mandates for Myanmar, Somalia and Democratic People's Republic of Korea, and Elects Four Members of the Human Rights Council Advisory Committee

The Human Rights Council closed its tenth regular session this afternoon after adopting 34 texts on a wide range of issues.

27 Jan 2009 description

CERF Activities in 2009

In 2009, the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) played a key role within the global humanitarian financing architecture. Some US $397 million was allocated to 466 humanitarian projects in 51 countries and territories. Grants went to kick-start operations in high-profile crises including the occupied Palestinian territory, Sudan, Pakistan, Yemen, Sri Lanka, and Somalia, which received the largest contribution from CERF ever. When emergencies struck, and Flash Appeals were issued, CERF was a rapid and significant source of funding.

17 Jul 2007 description

(New York: 17 July 2007): From getting medical treatment, building material and food to Afghan refugees to providing helicopters for distributing food in Sudan, the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has given almost $201 million for life-saving aid activities in the first half of 2007. The largest amounts of rapid response funding from the CERF during this period went to Mozambique ($11.2 million), Guinea ($9.8 million) and Chad ($7.2 million).