Humanitarian policy and partnerships
United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF)
- 2022-23 total Australian ODA [budget estimate]
- $11.0 million
* Australia’s development efforts are set out in Partnerships for Recovery: Australia’s COVID-19 Development Response.
Australia works with the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) – a global fund that enables humanitarian partners to provide life-saving support to people in need through rapid response when a new crisis emerges, and critical support to underfunded crises.
In 2020-21, Australia provided $11 million in global funding to CERF. In 2021, Australia was the 12th largest donor.
In 2021, CERF assisted 69.3 million people in 59 countries and territories, providing:
- critical health care to 41.7 million people
- food assistance to 16.2 million people
- access to water and sanitation services for 12 million people
- education for 2.9 million people
- protection services to 8.6 million people
- shelter for 1.2 million people.
More information: CERF Annual Reports