Latest Central Emergency Response Fund Stories

2010-01-15 16:46:00

Donations needed for UN Central Emergency Response Fund WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Nations Foundation's senior global health expert, Dr. Daniel Carucci, traveled to Haiti in the early morning to deliver medical supplies. Dr. Carucci has already met with United Nations staff and will continue to assess the situation on the ground to determine the best way to help the UN's emergency response. Dr. Carucci shared the following message with our staff while...

2010-01-13 19:03:00

Commits $1 million and Appeals for Support of UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ted Turner today issued the following statement in response to the January 12 earthquake in Haiti: "Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected by the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti last night. We offer condolences to the families of those Haitians, UN peacekeepers and other international staff who have suffered tremendous losses. We are...

2009-10-21 11:47:00

TSX Venture Symbol: CFL.UN CALGARY, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - CERF GP Corp., the general partner of Canadian Equipment Rental Fund Limited Partnership ("CERF LP"), is pleased to announce that CERF LP proposes to increase the amount of the previously announced private placement of limited partnership units ("Units") of CERF LP, at a price of $3.00 per Unit, to certain insiders of CERF LP, by 50,000 Units. CERF LP now proposes to issue a total of 216,670 Units for aggregate gross...

2008-04-30 12:45:00

The international food crisis is likely to cause malnutrition rather than famine, said John Holmes, the U.N.'s top humanitarian aid official, on Wednesday."People, particularly those on the lowest incomes, will be eating less and less well," he said during a news conference in Geneva."I don't think that in the very short term we are talking about starvation and famine," Holmes said.On Tuesday, while announcing the launch of a new task force, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said progress has...

2006-03-02 19:38:30

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations next week launches a new global emergency fund to provide swifter relief to victims of natural disasters, but with far less money on hand than the $500 million it had hoped to raise. The Central Emergency Response Fund will have just $188 million when it opens for business, which is nonetheless a significant improvement over an existing U.N. standby loan facility of $50 million. Donations to the new fund, which will be able to make...

Word of the Day
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.