Report of the Secretary General 2014

The present report provides a description of the activities of the Central Emergency Response Fund from 1 January to 31 December 2014. The Fund continues to demonstrate its effectiveness as a tool for collective emergency response by providing reliable, timely and targeted funding for life-saving humanitarian projects. During the reporting period, the Emergency Relief Coordinator allocated $460.8 million from the rapid response and underfunded emergency grant windows to support activities in 44 countries and one territory. Member States and the private sector contributed $479.2 million to the Fund for 2014. In 2014, the Emergency Relief Coordinator commissioned two scoping studies to look at the role of the Fund in the evolving humanitarian landscape and to ensure that contributions entrusted to the Fund effectively and efficiently served those people most affected by crises.