CERF bolsters medical personnel and supply delivery in Ebola-affected countries

10 Sep 2014
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CERF allocates grant to support humanitarian operations in the Ebola-struck West Africa region.

United Nations humanitarian chief Valerie Amos has allocated US$3.8 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) for the UN Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) to support humanitarian operations in the Ebola-struck West Africa region.

Reduced commercial travel in the region has hindered the urgent deployment of healthcare personnel and supplies. This has severely affected the scale up of the urgent life-saving response to the Ebola outbreak in the region.

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CERF response to Ebola outbreak

3 Sep 2014
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Since April 2014, CERF has disbursed over $7 million to assist humanitarian partners fight the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.

In March 2014, a severe Ebola outbreak rippled through West Africa. In response to the crisis, the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) allocated some US$15.2 million to help humanitarian partners fight the epidemic.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the Haemorrhagic fever symptoms first appeared in Guinea’s southern forested region in February 2014. Despite efforts to halt the spread of the virus, the number of people infected continued to rise and the epidemic spread to Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria.

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Fighting malnutrition in Mali

5 Aug 2014
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During the lean season, levels of malnutrition can nearly double,further threatening the health of already-vulnerable people

Perched on the side of the Bandiagara cliffs in northern Mali, the village of Sibi Sibi overlooks a dried creek bed. Drought has hit the village several times over the last decade, taking its toll on the livelihoods and health of the town’s 1,300 inhabitants.

Just two years ago, during the Sahel drought of 2012, Fanta Karembe, a twenty-one-year old mother from Sibi Sibi, had to fight to survive. Now, just as she was finally starting to recover from the last crisis, drought has again hit her village.

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CERF allocates $75 million to boost humanitarian operations in the Sahel and Horn of Africa

25 Jul 2014
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CERF underfunded round two will help critical emergency operations in the Sahel and the Horn of Africa, regions with high levels of malnutrition and food insecurity.

The UN Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC), Valerie Amos, has allocated US$75 million from CERF to support 11 countries in two regions where humanitarian needs are high but financial support is low: West Africa’s Sahel and the Horn of Africa.

With this regional approach, CERF aims to help relief agencies address the complex and interlinked regional consequences of violent conflict, mass displacement of people and deepening food insecurity.

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CERF: Providing a lifeline for people in forgotten crises

17 Jan 2014
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UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos allocates $95.5 million to help people caught in 11 underfunded crises.

United Nations Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos has allocated US$95.5 million to sustain emergency aid operations in some of the world’s worst, yet most neglected, humanitarian crises.

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