Somalia: UN’s Emergency Fund provides a life-line, for now

15 Aug 2014
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A US$20 million boost from CERF will help in providing life-saving aid in Somalia, but it won’t be enough to halt a deepening crisis, aid agencies warn.

A US$20 million boost from the UN’s Central Emergency Fund (CERF) will help in providing life-saving aid in Somalia, but it won’t be enough to halt a deepening crisis, aid agencies warn.

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CERF allocates $1.5 million to help measles vaccination efforts in Somalia

11 Jul 2014
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Thousands of people in Somalia are at risk of disability or death if they are not urgently vaccinated against the highly contagious disease.

 
On 10 July 2014, the Emergency Relief Coordinator allocated US$ 1.5 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to help humanitarian partners in Somalia respond to a deadly measles outbreak.
The CERF funds will allow the World Health Organization (WHO) and the UN Children├óÔé¼Ôäós Fund (UNICEF) to support immunization activities targeting 520,000 children and preventive measures to contain the virus.

CERF allocates $1.4 million to fight outbreak of polio in Somalia

25 Oct 2013
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14 August 2013: For the first time since 2007, a case of wild poliovirus was reported in Somalia on 9 May 2013.

14 August 2013: For the first time since 2007, a case of wild poliovirus was reported in Somalia on 9 May 2013. Since that case was confirmed in May, an additional 31 polio cases have been reported in the South Central zone of Somalia. Another six polio cases have been reported among Somali refugees in Dadaab, Northeast Kenya, suggesting the risk of widespread and cross-border transmission of the virus.
 

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