Latin America and Caribbean
CERF releases funds to Colombia through the Underfunded Emergencies window
The Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has allocated an unprecedented US$175 million to neglected emergencies in 2013. Twelve humanitarian emergencies received some $100 million in the first underfunded emergencies round in January 2013. Another thirteen hidden emergencies were provided some $75 million through the second underfunded emergencies round in July 2013.
CERF gives more than $1.6 million to protect earthquake victims in Guatemala
CERF provides US$5.5 million for storm-affected people in Cuba
CERF provides US$1.1 million for flood-affected people in Colombia
CERF gives $2.6 million to UN partners for flood-affected people in Paraguay
24 July 2012: Heavy rainfall near the border of Argentina and Chaco Central has caused flooding and devastation in Paraguay. The flooding has isolated entire communities in scattered and marginalized hamlets, where vulnerability to food insecurity is high.
CERF gives $2.2 million to help flood-affected people in Peru
CERF allocates $10.3 million in response to a cholera outbreak in Haiti
10 January 2011: In response to the most severe cholera outbreak in the country’s history, CERF has allocated $10.3 million for humanitarian response in Haiti.
CERF gives $2.2 million of rapid response funds for victims of Guatemalan floods
4 November 2011: Following several days of intermittent rain due to a hurricane, a low-pressure system northeast of Guatemala developed into Tropical Depression E-12.
CERF allocates $2.5 million to respond to historic flooding in El Salvador
2 November 2011: The arrival of Tropical Depression 12E in El Salvador on 7 October 2011 brought unprecedented heavy rainfall to the Central American nation, particularly along the coastline and the volcanic chain in the east and center of the country.