The images of the devastating earthquake in Haiti are heart breaking. These first 48 hours are critical to relief efforts.
While we have lost many UN friends and colleagues, the UN will stay on the front lines of the relief effort during this critical period.
You can help by making a tax-deductible donation right now to the UN Foundation for the UN's Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), which will deliver urgent medical care, food, and water to the victims of the earthquake in Haiti.
Because thousands of United Nations staff are already on the ground in Haiti, your donation will get to work ASAP. In addition, UN disaster relief experts around the world and their teams are mobilizing for Haiti as I write this. But they need your help immediately. Please make a tax-deductible donation now.
The CERF provides immediate assistance during crisis and coordinates relief efforts on the ground. The time between an appeal for assistance and disbursement can be long. This delay costs lives. The CERF fulfills a critical gap, allocating funds within hours of an emergency -- coordinating aid, reducing gaps and overlaps, and avoiding wasted resources.