UAE to triple the UN Central Emergency Relief Fund contribution in 2019

UAE to triple the UN Central Emergency Relief Fund contribution in 2019

The UAE will contribute US$5 million to the UN Central Emergency Relief Fund (CERF) for the year 2019, announced Lana Nusseibeh, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the UAE to the UN, at CERF’s annual High-Level Pledging Event on December 7th.

Raising the contribution to $5 million from the previously announced $1.75 million is a testament to CERF’s effectiveness and the UAE’s commitment to its principles of humanity, impartiality and independence. The over threefold increase from the UAE’s $1.5 million contribution in 2018 is aimed at providing fast and easily accessible assistance, delivered in a timely manner, as it is critical for addressing humanitarian crises and alleviating suffering.