Emergency UN fund is "for all, by all"

At least 7 million people across Yemen are living under emergency levels of food insecurity. A further 7.1 million people are in a state of crisis, according to the latest assessment. Photo: WFP/Asmaa Waguih

A decade-old UN fund which can allocate money within hours to support emergency responses anywhere in the world has been described as a fund "for all and by all."

The Central Emergency Response Fund, or CERF as it's often known, has provided almost US$360 million so far this year.

The UN Secretary-General has called for the doubling of contributions to the fund to US$1billion a year, in order to keep up with growing needs.

Daniel Dickinson has been speaking to Lisa Doughten, the chief of CERF.

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