South Sudanese refugees receive $4.6 million from CERF

3 Mar 2014
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In response to the urgent needs of the South Sudanese refugees, the Emergency Relief Coordinator approved a US$4.6 million CERF Rapid Response grant on 3 March 2014.

 
20 February 2014: Hostilities between the Government and opposition groups in South Sudan have forced tens of thousands of people to seek refuge in neighbouring countries, including Kenya. UN agencies expect that by the end of March 2014, 20,000 South Sudanese will have arrived at Kakuma camp in north-west Kenya.

Kenya 2014

Total allocations: US$23,640,491

Rapid Response
In February 2014, the Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC) approved $4.6 million for support to refugees from South Sudan.

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CERF allocates $1.5 million to fight polio outbreak in Kenya

25 Oct 2013
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11 July 2013: On 17 May 2013, Kenya├óÔé¼Ôäós Ministry of Health declared a public health emergency following an acute wild polio virus outbreak.

 11 July 2013: On 17 May 2013, Kenya’s Ministry of Health declared a public health emergency following an acute wild polio virus outbreak. The outbreak happened in the Dadaab refugee camps, where more than 424,000 people currently live.

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