Nepal: CERF funds recovery efforts after devastating earthquake

7 May 2015
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Over 8 million people have been affected by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal on 25 April 2015. The United Nations Emergency Response Fund (CERF) was one of the first contributors to help humanitarian partners deliver urgent life-saving assistance to thousands of people left vulnerable by the devastation.

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Nepal 2015

6 May 2015

Total allocations: US$14,913,716               

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In April 2015, the Emergency Relief Coordinator approved some $15 million to assist humanitarian partners providing emergency food distribution and care to people affected by the earthquake in Nepal.

Nepal: CERF allocates $15 million for emergency response

27 Apr 2015
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United Nations humanitarian chief Valerie Amos approved US$15 million from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to support immediate life-saving assistance in the aftermath of the powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal on 25 April 2015.

“Homes and buildings have collapsed and entire areas have been flattened. People need food, water, emergency shelter and healthcare,” said Ms. Amos. Thousands of families slept outdoors in makeshift tents for a third consecutive night as strong aftershocks continue to jolt the country.

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Nepal 2014

16 Oct 2014

Total allocations: US$ 1,870,201               

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In October 2014, the Emergency Relief Coordinator approved $1.8 million to assist humanitarian partners providing emergency food distribution and care to people affected by floods in Nepal.

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Nepal 2011

24 Jan 2012

CERF has allocated $2 million to underfunded emergency programmes in Nepal

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.

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