Mali 2012

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.

Niger 2012

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.

Zimbabwe 2011

CERF provides $3 million for Zimbabwe cholera response

15 June 2011:  More than $3 million was provided from the CERF in June to respond to a cholera outbreak that threatened the lives of more than four million people in Zimbabwe.

Cholera has infected nearly 100,000 people in the Southern African country since 2008, claiming more than 4,000 lives. Lack of investment in water service delivery during the past decade in Zimbabwe has limited safe water supplies country-wide, putting many of the population at high risk of infection from cholera and other water-borne diseases.

The $3 million provided by the CERF enabled the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to provide chemicals to treat water for four million people, including more than half a million children under five. The CERF also allowed UNICEF to provide non-food items to prevent cholera (including water purification tablets, soap and water containers) for a further 40,000 people in particularly high-risk areas.

Tunisia 2011

CERF allocates $5 million in response to humanitarian needs in Tunisia

8 March 2011: In response to humanitarian needs in areas along the Tunisian border hosting displaced populations from Libya, CERF has allocated $5 million for humanitarian response in Tunisia.

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