The loan portion of the Central Emergency Relief Fund (CERF) is used primarily when there is a need for interim funds during an emergency, covering funding gaps while other funds are en route.
The loan portion of the CERF maintained solid financial standing during 2006, with a total of US$ 53,272,337 advanced during the course of the year.
Of the total funds disbursed in advances during 2006, US$ 27,422,337 (50 per cent of the total) had already been reimbursed by the end of the year. A total of US$ 28,250,000 remained outstanding, of which US$ 22,800,000 (42 percent of the total due) was to be paid during the first quarter of 2007. US$ 3,050,000 is to be paid in the last quarter of 2007, and US$ 2,400,000 is overdue from loans issued in 2005.
|Sudan||• UNICEF (4 requests)||18,800,000|
|• FAO (1 request)||8,422,337|
|• WFP (1 request)||18,000,000|
|• OCHA Sudan (1 request)||4,000,000|
|• DPKO/UNMAS (1 request)||1,000,000|
|• UNDP (1 request)||1,400,000|
|Afghanistan||• DPKO/UNMAS (1 request)||US$ 1,650,000|