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The Global Bank Central Emergency Response Fund

Humanitarian Financing

The Global Bank Central Emergency Response Fund (GB-CERF) is a humanitarian fund established by the Global Bank Disaster Risk Reduction and Reconstruction Fund (GB-DRRRF) for all nations and potential disaster victims. It was created to lead GB-DRRRF's efforts to address natural and man-made humanitarian emergencies. The GB-CERF primarily focuses on what happens a day after survivors are rescued, and lifesaving aid has been delivered. While meeting life-sustaining needs, the GB-CERF kick-starts funding for larger-scale critical projects by the GB-DRRRF and its partners. Its goal is to make complex humanitarian emergencies more predictable, flexible, and timely.

The Global Bank Central Emergency Response Fund's objectives are to promote early action and response to reduce fatalities, improve response to time-critical requirements, and strengthen the core elements of humanitarian response in underfunded crises, based on demonstrable needs and priorities identified in consultation with the affected country, as appropriate. It provides predictable and equitable funding to those affected by natural disasters and other complex humanitarian emergencies.

The Global Bank Central Emergency Response Fund is a humanitarian fund established by the Global Bank Group in 2018

The GB-CERF Financing
The Central Emergency Response Fund of the World Bank is supported entirely by voluntary contributions. While governments provide the majority of funding to the GB-CERF, it also receives support from foundations, businesses, charities, and individuals. Given the critical role of the Global Bank Central Emergency Response Fund in meeting complex humanitarian emergencies, its annual initial funding target is $1 billion from generous and consistent donor support.

Support Humanitarian Emergencies
Please support global relief efforts by donating to the Global Bank Central Emergency Response Fund, which will allow humanitarian organisations to help people in need quickly and effectively.


Support Disaster Response and Recovery
The Global Bank Central Emergency Fund sponsors donation campaigns to benefit communities affected by the devastating impact of these fires. (GB-CERF Funds is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization) To learn more or donate, click HERE

Every donation counts. Every donation helps.

Your gift of any size helps to scale up support to the millions of people in the crisis-stricken countries. You are encouraged to look through the Humanitarian Response Plans to find a humanitarian financing programme or a cause that is important to you and make a donation of any size.

Ways to DONATE to the Central Emergency Response Fund

If you are interested in attending any of the Global Bank-led High-Level Donor Events and policy dialogs, please contact us using this form.

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