Republic of Congo 2011

24 Jan 2012

CERF allocates $1.3 million to mitigate cholera in the Congo

25 November 2011:  The Central Emergency Response Fund has allocated more than $1.3 million to UNICEF and WHO in response to a cholera outbreak in the Congo.

Mauritania 2011

24 Jan 2012

CERF allocates $680,000 in response to Rift Valley Fever epidemic in Mauritania

14 February 2011: In response to the spreading Rift Valley Fever (RVF) epidemic affecting over 58,000 people in the country, CERF has allocated some $680,000 for humanitarian response in Mauritania.

Libya 2011

24 Jan 2012

CERF allocates $1.4 million in response to the humanitarian situation in Libya

21 April 2011: In response to the humanitarian situation following recent protests and violent conflict in the country, CERF has allocated some $1.4 million for humanitarian response in Libya.

Lesotho 2011

24 Jan 2012

CERF provides $2.7 million for Lesotho food crisis response

16 September 2011: Some $2.7 million was provided from the CERF for UN agencies to respond to a food security crisis in Lesotho. Heavy rains caused widespread destruction to Lesotho’s farming in late 2010 and early 2011. Food security assessments showed that food shortages caused by the rains had combined with already high food prices to cause acute vulnerability, particularly among poorer households.

Nearly $1.6 million was allocated by the CERF to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), enabling it to provide agricultural support to 75,000 people. Agricultural trade fairs were organized in the worst-affected areas, and seeds and fertilisers were provided to support food production during the next planting season.

The World Food Programme (WFP) used $1.1 million of CERF funding to launch a ‘food for work’ programme, benefiting 15,000 of the poorest people affected. Food distributions focused on vulnerable groups such as female-headed households and children.
 

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