Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 17:44
United Nations (New York) – Forty-nine donors have just announced a record pledge of over $467 million to the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) for 2022, as well as a top-up, fund for 2021 announced to bring the totality of $610 million in funding this year.
These pledges were announced at a high-level event marking the fund’s 15th anniversary, aimed at promoting commitments to meet increasingly complex levels of human needs and the annual goal of ‘one billion dollars’. Had to give
According to the international organization, the pledge of $467.7 million is the highest amount pledged for CERF in a pledge event and surpasses the previous record of $438.5 million announced for 2019.
During the event, the United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator, Martin Griffiths, recalled that CERF was created to promote rapid and coordinated action in the event of a humanitarian crisis, and that it “far exceeded its mission”. did.
“I know from personal experience that this is one of the most effective ways to provide assistance to people in crisis,” Griffiths said, adding that CERF’s rapid response capability means “aid organizations can take action as soon as an emergency arises.” Huh”.
In 2020, CERF came to the aid of nearly 69 million people, more than double the previous year – many of whom were shaken by the coronavirus pandemic, the UN official recalled, noting that the fund raised its first multiple The country has also released grants and introduced allocations to NGOs to support frontline responders.
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