Why the Central Emergency Response Fund is asking for $1B

The U.N.'s Emergency Response Fund is finding that its $450 million budget cannot address the needs of the world's sudden and underfunded crises. It's planning to double its budget request by 2018, but recognizes the challenges of the increased target.

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  • Amy Lieberman

    Amy Lieberman is the U.N. Correspondent for Devex. She covers the United Nations and reports on global development and politics. Amy previously worked as a freelance reporter, covering the environment, human rights, immigration, and health across the U.S. and in more than 10 countries, including Colombia, Mexico, Nepal, and Cambodia. Her coverage has appeared in the Guardian, the Atlantic, Slate, and the Los Angeles Times. A native New Yorker, Amy received her master’s degree in politics and government from Columbia’s School of Journalism.