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.
Total allocations: US$14,913,716
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.
United Nations humanitarian chief Valerie Amos approved US$15 million from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to support immediate life-saving assistance in the aftermath of the powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal on 25 April 2015.
“Homes and buildings have collapsed and entire areas have been flattened. People need food, water, emergency shelter and healthcare,” said Ms. Amos. Thousands of families slept outdoors in makeshift tents for a third consecutive night as strong aftershocks continue to jolt the country.
Total allocations: US$ 1,870,201
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.
The tables below show actual disbursements and may not yet cover total allocated amounts.
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.