UN EMERGENCY FUND ALLOCATES US$50 MILLION TO NEGLECTED AID OPERATIONS TO ASSIST TWO MILLION PEOPLE IN DIRE NEED

15 Aug 2016
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UN Emergency Fund allocates US$50 million to neglected aid operations to assist two million people in dire need
 
On 16 August, 2016 the Emergency Relief Coordinator, Stephen O’Brien, released US$50 million from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) for severely underfunded aid operations in six neglected emergencies. The funds will provide life-saving assistance for two million people in dire humanitarian need, including 200,000 refugees, 665,000 internally displaced persons, 170,000 returnees and 530,000 people in host communities. 
 

CERF supports UNICEF programme for people in Chad affected by the Nigerian crisis in the Lake Chad region

14 Mar 2016
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CERF supports UNICEF programme for people in Chad affected by the Nigerian crisis in the Lake Chad region
(Bagasola, Chad, 3 March 2016): "At dawn, my village was attacked. I was already 8-months pregnant but I had no choice, I had to run as fast I could," explains Binta Mahamadou, a young mother of 6 children. “We were living in Baga on the shore of the Lake in Nigeria. We fled to Chad by boat. It was the middle of the night and we did not have time to carry anything with us.” 
 
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CERF provides $8 million for communities devastated by Tropical Cyclone Winston in Fiji

4 Mar 2016
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(New York, 4 March 2016): United Nations humanitarian chief Stephen O’Brien will release up to US$8 million from CERF to provide urgent humanitarian assistance for people in Fiji affected by Tropical Cyclone Winston, one of the most severe cyclones ever to hit the South Pacific.The cyclone hit Fiji on the 20th of February causing widespread and significant destruction, affecting more than 350,000 people, approximately one third of the country’s population. 
 
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United Nations Emergency Fund Releases $21 Million to Assist People Affected by Conflict in South Sudan

25 Feb 2016
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United Nations Emergency Fund Releases $21 Million to Assist People Affected by Conflict in South Sudan
(Juba/New York, 25 February 2016): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced that US$21 million will be allocated from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund to provide urgent humanitarian assistance for people in South Sudan.
 
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Breakdown of $100 million from CERF for nine silent emergencies.
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CERF provides $100 million for nine silent and critically underfunded emergencies - Burundi, Ethiopia, DPR of Korea, Libya, Mali, Kenya, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda.

 

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon proposes increasing CERF to $1 Billion in his Report for the World Humanitarian Summit. One Humanity: Shared Responsibility

9 Feb 2016
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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon proposes increasing CERF to $1 Billion in his Report for the World Humanitarian Summit. One Humanity: Shared Responsibility

Read or download the Report for the World Humanitarian Summit at sgreport.whsummit.org.

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CERF releases US$100 million to address critical needs in 9 silent and neglected crises

29 Jan 2016
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CERF releases US$100 million to address critical needs in 9 silent and neglected crises.

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon released US$100 million from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to assist 4.5 million people in nine silent and severely underfunded emergencies.
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Breakdown of $100 million from CERF for nine silent emergencies.
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CERF provides $100 million for nine silent and critically underfunded emergencies - Burundi, Ethiopia, DPR of Korea, Libya, Mali, Kenya, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda.

 

From island to mainland - Fleeing unspeakable violence: struggle and survival on the shores of lake Chad

18 Jan 2016
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From island to mainland - Fleeing unspeakable violence: struggle and survival on the shores of lake Chad

Violence in the Lac region in Chad have incited over 50,000 Chadians to flee the islands of the lake over the past six months. Some have found refuge in sites for displaced people, others have settled in villages in the prefectures of Baga-Sola, Bol, Daboua, Kangalom and Liwa. These are some of their realities.

Caught in the nets of the crisis 

It is 10 a.m. on the shores of the arms of lake Chad near the town of Bol, in Western Chad. Mahamat Adam, married and a father of five, has been a fisherman for 25 years.

CERF US$31 million allocation allow humanitarian actors in the Lake Chad Basin to help vulnerable people with urgent life-saving needs

14 Jan 2016
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CERF US$31 million allocation allow humanitarian actors in the Lake Chad Basin to help vulnerable people with urgent life-saving needs

An estimated 2.7 million people, 1.5 million of them children, have been displaced in the Lake Chad Basin region due to Boko Haram-related violence, making it the fastest growing displacement crisis in Africa.  As the humanitarian situation is worsening, people are in urgent need of food, drinking water, shelter, health care, protection and education.

CERF: Celebrating 10 years of success and envisioning the future

31 Dec 2015
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CERF: Celebrating 10 years of success and envisioning the future

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CERF’s annual High-Level Pledging Conference, which also marked the kick-off of its 10-year anniversary campaign, took place on 17 December in New York. Member States and Observers, UN officials, and representatives of the humanitarian community attended the event during which they took stock of the Funds’ achievements, discussed its future and pledged their renewed support for the Fund for 2016.

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“A strong UN needs a strong CERF”,  Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General

"CERF saves lives, strengthens coordination and partnerships", Eugene Owusu, DSRSG in South Sudan

"Member States had the courage to create the modern CERF. Do we have the same courage today? Could we together increase the size of the CERF?", H.E. Mr. Per Örnéus, Swedish Ambassador for Humanitarian Affairs

CERF releases $12 million for life-saving assistance and protection in the Central African Republic

22 Oct 2015
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Additional $12 million from CERF for life-saving assistance and protection in the Central African Republic

The Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC) Stephen O’Brien released additional US$12 million from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to support life-saving assistance for the people affected by renewed violence in the Central African Republic (CAR). This brings CERF support to CAR and the neighbouring countries since the beginning of the crisis in 2013 to $81 million.

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