US$125 million boost for underfunded humanitarian crises

Posted on 06 September 2023

Martin Griffiths, United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator, has announced the release of US $125 million to the UN’s Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), which will specifically go towards underfunded humanitarian operations in 14 countries.

“It is a cruel reality that in many humanitarian operations, aid agencies are scraping along with very little funding right at a time when people’s needs compel them to scale up”, he says.
This means the emergency fund’s support this year has now exceeded $270 million, the highest amount ever allocated. This speaks to the unparalleled needs globally and the prevalence and severity of protracted humanitarian crises. It is estimated global funding requirements for the impact of these crises has exceeded $55 billion in 2023.