Yearly Contribution to the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) 2023

Projet terminé

Established in 2005 as the UN’s global emergency response fund, the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) – managed and administered by OCHA – pools contributions from funding partners around the world into a single global fund to enable more timely and reliable humanitarian assistance to those affected by natural disasters and armed conflicts. The CERF is one of the fastest and most effective ways to support rapid humanitarian response. It is also a lifeline for those caught up in the world's most neglected, underfunded and long-lasting crises.

Pays/région Thème Période Budget
Monde entier
Aide humanitaire & RRC
Efficacité humanitaire
01.01.2023 - 31.12.2023
CHF  10’000’000
Contexte The global humanitarian needs continue to increase and 2023 sees record-high requirements for humanitarian assistance. In this context, the CERF will continue to be an indispensable lifeline for the most vulnerable people by ensuring fast and flexible funding for life-saving assistance whenever and wherever people are caught in humanitarian crises. 
Objectifs Support the timely allocation and disbursement of funds to address the most urgent humanitarian needs and assist the most vulnerable people across the globe.
Groupes cibles Women and men, girls and boys affected by natural disaster or conflict across the globe.
Effets à moyen terme
  • People most in need are provided with timely assistance. 
  • Accountability to affected populations and critical protection and gender based violence interventions are reinforced.
  • Anticipatory action pilot projects are scaled up through the dedication of 10% of the CERF funds to anticipatory action.

Principaux résultats attendus:  

  • Assistance to new emergencies and to existing emergencies that have deteriorated significantly is provided.
  • Support for critical needs in underfunded and often protracted crises is delivered. 

Principaux résultats antérieurs:  

  • In 2022, the CERF’s speed was instrumental in enabling response to time-critical humanitarian needs, with the most urgent requests processed in as little as two days.
  • The role of the CERF in fighting hunger was also prominent throughout 2022. Nearly 30 per cent of the total funding released from the CERF went to countries affected by food crises.
  • The CERF reinforced its commitment to boost operations in underfunded crises where unmet humanitarian needs remain alarmingly high. During the year, the CERF disbursed a recordhigh level of funding for underfunded emergencies. Through two disbursement rounds, the CERF allocated USD 250 million for critically underfunded humanitarian operations in 23 countries in Africa, Asia, the Americas and the Middle East, targeting nearly 10 million people.

Direction/office fédéral responsable DDC
Partenaire de projet Partenaire contractuel
Organisme des Nations Unies (ONU)
  • Bureau des Nations Unies pour la coordination de l’assistance humanitaire

Coordination avec d'autres projets et acteurs UN agencies, funds and programmes
Budget Phase en cours Budget de la Suisse CHF    10’000’000 Budget suisse déjà attribué CHF    10’000’000
Phases du projet Phase 19 01.01.2024 - 31.12.2024   (Phase en cours)

Phase 18 01.01.2023 - 31.12.2023   (Completed)

Phase 13 01.01.2018 - 31.12.2018   (Completed) Phase 12 01.01.2017 - 31.12.2017   (Completed) Phase 11 01.01.2016 - 31.12.2016   (Completed) Phase 10 01.01.2015 - 31.12.2015   (Completed) Phase 9 01.01.2014 - 31.12.2014   (Completed) Phase 8 01.01.2013 - 31.12.2013   (Completed)