On December 8, 2021, at the High-level Pledging Event on the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) for 2022, Norway announced a pledge of NOK450 million (US$50 million) over the next four years.
Humanitarian needs are at a record high globally. According to the UN, 274 million people will need humanitarian assistance and protection in 2022 due to conflicts, COVID-19, political crisis, and climate change.
Since the establishment of CERF in 2006, Norway has been one of the Fund's largest donors. The funding provided through the CERF is part of Norway`s humanitarian strategy to secure effective and coordinated measures at country level.