The Emergency Relief Fund (ERF) not only responds to immediate crisis, but also works proactively in places prone to natural disasters, or conflict, so that when emergency does strike, they are better prepared to protect the region’s children. ERF is the best type of funding to allow UNICEF to reach children who are in the greatest need and at the greatest risk. All UNICEF offices benefit from ERF, receiving a minimum of $850,000 with the LDC receiving at least 60% of total ERF. It ensures the most critical country programs are supported. It provides UNICEF with the resources to ensure a presence in 150 country offices. It enables UNICEF to consistently be there before, during, and after any crisis. Allocations of ERF is based a formula based on U5MR, gross national income per capita, and child population, thus ensuring equity and the most marginalized children are reached. ERF also allows UNICEF to immediately respond to any emerging crisis or natural disaster.

88.4% of every dollar spent goes directly to help children.

The Emergency Relief Fund (ERF) not only responds to immediate crisis, but also works proactively in places prone to natural disasters, or conflict, so that when emergency does strike, they are better prepared to protect the region’s children. ERF is the best type of funding to allow UNICEF to reach children who are in the greatest need and at the greatest risk. All UNICEF offices benefit from ERF, receiving a minimum of $850,000 with the LDC receiving at least 60% of total ERF. It ensures the most critical country programs are supported. It provides UNICEF with the resources to ensure a presence in 150 country offices. It enables UNICEF to consistently be there before, during, and after any crisis. Allocations of ERF is based a formula based on U5MR, gross national income per capita, and child population, thus ensuring equity and the most marginalized children are reached. ERF also allows UNICEF to immediately respond to any emerging crisis or natural disaster.

88.4% of every dollar spent goes directly to help children.

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