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.
Infographic - CERF underfunded emergencies - 1st 2016 allocation round
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.
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.
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’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.
“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
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.
United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund’s (CERF) support for UNICEF’s life-saving operations surpassed US$1 billion in October 2015. UNICEF is the second largest recipient of CERF funding delivering urgent life-saving assistance and protection for millions of children and their communities. Since 2006, CERF has supported UNICEF’s humanitarian operations in 88 countries, including the impact of recurrent violence in the Central African Republic.