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10 Dec 2007 description

Pretoria - South Africa will on Thursday 13 December 2007 pledge an amount of R1.8 million to the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) in New York as part of the annual CERF Pledging Conference.

The CEFF which became operational in March 2006 was created in response to the increasing number of natural onset disasters and complex humanitarian emergencies that has had a huge impact on the capability of the UN humanitarian response mechanism to act swiftly in order to alleviate human suffering and protect the victims.