CERF allocates US$722,992 to prevent Rift Valley Fever outbreak in Mauritania
6 December 2012: In October 2012, an outbreak of Rift Valley Fever was reported in Mauritania. Within one month, 32 communities in 15 districts were affected. The most affected people have been in Tagant, Brakna, Assaba, Hodh Gharbi, Hodh Ech Chargui and Trarza regions.
CERF provides US$2 million for flood-affected people in Cameroon
9 October 2012: The fierce drought in the Sahel region has been substituted by heavy flooding affecting more than 30,000 people in the north and far-north regions of Cameroon.
CERF provides US$748,007 in response to locust outbreak in the Sahel
3 December 2012: In November, a desert-locust outbreak occurred in Chad’s north-east region, posing a significant threat to the country’s agricultural production. The winged-locust swarms originated in Libya and Algeria and spread to the Sahel region.
CERF allocates $4 million in Burundi
In 2011, an estimated 35 million people benefited from CERF underfunded emergency allocations in 20 countries and territories.
Over $144 million was disbursed to 185 UN projects in countries with unmet needs.
CERF provides $105,930 to ensure protection, emergency shelter and multi-sectoral assistance for refugees from Cote D’Ivoire in Benin
CERF allocates $2 million to control locust upsurge in Madagascar
14 November 2011: The Central Emergency Response Fund has allocated $2 million to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in response to a locust upsurge in Madagascar.
CERF funds will be used to safeguard the food security of rural communities affected by the locusts, especially in the South where 68 per cent of households are food insecure.
The FAO project is designed to not only arrest the current upsurge but to reduce locust populations to protect crops and pastures during the 2011-2012 rainy season and beyond. With CERF funds, the impact of the locusts on agricultural production and food security will be assessed and lessons learned from related campaigns will be integrated into emergency contingency plans. More than 2 million people are expected to benefit from the project.