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.
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.
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.
CERF has allocated $602,426 for protection of refugees in Togo
5 October 2011: The Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has provided US$602,426 to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in response to the refugee crisis in Togo.
Returns to Southern Sudan supported with $10.5 million from the CERF