Meningitis outbreak in Ethiopia supported with $2.9 million from the CERF
30 March 2012: The Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) provided US$2.9 million to the World Health Organization (WHO) to reduce deaths and illness due to a meningitis outbreak in Ethiopia.
CERF provides more than US$2.5 million in response to yellow fever outbreak in Darfur
26 November 2012: In October, yellow fever outbreaks were reported in seven localities in Central and South Darfur. An estimated 3.8 million people are at risk of infection.
CERF provides $4.8 million in response to food insecurity and malnutrition in The Gambia
28 March 2012: The 2011-2012 cropping season in The Gambia experienced a significant decline due to late and unevenly distributed rainfall, with crop production estimated to drop by 62 per cent compared to the previous season.
CERF provides $7 million in response to food assistance in Senegal
11 April 2012: The Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has given US$7 million to four UN agencies to provide emergency food aid for most food insecure people in Senegal.
CERF gives $7 million to help people affected by conflict in Mali
24 July 2012: The United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has given US$6,896,415 to humanitarian partners in Mali to aid conflict-affected people.
CERF gives $1.7 million in response to meningitis in Burkina Faso
CERF gives $1 million in response to cholera in Niger
9 October 2012: Heavy rains and an above-normal increase in the water level of the Niger river have led to flooding across Niger, affecting more than half a million people.
CERF gives $750,000 in response to Ebola in DRC
26 September 2012: An outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has killed 32 people in Orientale Province in north-eastern Congo, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
There are another 82 suspected cases in the country.