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Analysis of CERF Activities in 2009

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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. At the same time, underfunded crises from Algeria to Zimbabwe received CERF funding to make sure that shortfalls in funding did not translate into gaps in crucial lifesaving programmes. 2009 also saw steady improvement of the fund's management and administrative arrangements, with the drafting of a Performance and Accountability Framework (PAF) and the revision of the Secretary-General's Bulletin well underway.

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