CERF ALLOCATES FUNDS TO KICK START ASSISTANCE FOLLOWING HURRICANE MATTHEW AND PROVIDES LOAN TO BOOST ONGOING REPONSE TO CHOLERA EPIDEMIC IN HAITI

7 Oct 2016
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The Central Emergency Response Fund, (CERF) is releasing a grant of $5 million to address the most life-saving needs of people affected by hurricane Matthew. Earlier this week, CERF also released a loan of US$8 million dollars to UNICEF to scale up response to the worsening cholera epidemic in Haiti.  

UN Central Emergency Response Fund: 10 Years of Saving Lives Together

16 Dec 2015
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UN Central Emergency Response Fund: 10 Years of Saving Lives Together

This week, on 17 December, the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) will mark its 10 year anniversary. Created in 2005, CERF marked an innovative breakthrough in humanitarian funding by Member States of the UN General Assembly as a “fund for all, by all”. It raises and pools funds before the need arises, and provides fast, predictable funding to partners on the frontlines at the onset of a crisis, as well as financing critically underfunded emergencies.

El Niño - CERF-funded response to climate-related events linked to El Niño

2 Dec 2015
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El Niño - CERF-funded response to climate-related events linked to El Niño

The El Niño global climatic event has had a devastating impact on millions of people across the globe throughout 2015. East Africa, Southern Africa, the Pacific Islands, South East Asia and Central America will continue to be at risk of extreme weather, including below-normal rains and flooding, in early 2016. The humanitarian fallout in certain areas will include increased food insecurity due to low crop yields and rising prices; higher malnutrition rates; devastated livelihoods; and forced displacement.
 

Haiti: Cholera vaccines for 200,000 people

14 Aug 2014
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Funding from the UN Central Emergency Fund (CERF) has enabled aid groups and health workers to vaccinate 200,000 people against cholera.

With support from the OCHA-managed Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), Haiti’s Ministry of Health and the Pan-American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) are set to 

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Containing the spread of cholera
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CERF: Providing a lifeline for people in forgotten crises

17 Jan 2014
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UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos allocates $95.5 million to help people caught in 11 underfunded crises.

United Nations Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos has allocated US$95.5 million to sustain emergency aid operations in some of the world’s worst, yet most neglected, humanitarian crises.

Haiti 2014

Total allocations: US$8,873,438

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In May 2014, the Emergency Relief Coordinator approved $2.6 million to support cholera prevention efforts in Haiti.

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Haiti 2013

CERF provides US$6 million to Haiti 

The Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) allocated some US$100 million for the first underfunded emergencies window in January 2013 to boost humanitarian operations in 12 neglected humanitarian emergencies.

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