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CERF - Central Emergency Response Fund

The Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) is a humanitarian fund established by the UN General Assembly and launched in March 2006.

With CERF’s objectives to 1) promote early action and response to reduce loss of life; 2) enhance response to time-critical requirements; and 3) strengthen core elements of humanitarian response in underfunded crises, CERF seeks to enable more timely and reliable humanitarian assistance to those affected by natural disasters and armed conflicts.

The fund is replenished annually through contributions from governments, the private sector, foundations and individuals.

FAO Role: Strategic Partner