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Humanitarian policy and partnerships

United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF)

2023-24 total Australian ODA [budget estimate]
$11.0 million
2022-23 total Australian ODA [budget estimate]
$11.0 million

* Australia's development efforts are set out in Australia's International Development Policy.

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 2022-23, Australia provided $11 million in global funding to CERF. In 2022, Australia was CERF's 14th largest donor.

In 2022, CERF assisted 32.7 million people in 42 countries and territories, providing:

  • critical health care to 17.7 million people
  • food assistance and agricultural inputs to 8.2 million people
  • access to water and sanitation services for 8.2 million people
  • education for 845,000 people
  • protection services to 5.2 million people
  • shelter for 2 million people.

More information: CERF Annual Reports

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