CERF bolsters medical personnel and supply delivery in Ebola-affected countries

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United Nations humanitarian chief Valerie Amos has allocated US$3.8 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) for the UN Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) to support humanitarian operations in the Ebola-struck West Africa region.

Reduced commercial travel in the region has hindered the urgent deployment of healthcare personnel and supplies. This has severely affected the scale up of the urgent life-saving response to the Ebola outbreak in the region.

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CERF response to Ebola outbreak

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In March 2014, a severe Ebola outbreak rippled through West Africa. To-date, more than 3,500 people have been infected and over 1,900 killed. In response to the crisis, the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) already allocated some US$7.58 million to help humanitarian partners fight the epidemic. 

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CERF Quarterly Update April – June 2014

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Bringing CERF’s total allocations for 2014 to US$204.3 million, the Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC) allocated $103.6 million from CERF to support aid agencies responding to crises in 22 countries during the second quarter of 2014.

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CERF allocates $75 million to boost humanitarian operations in the Sahel and Horn of Africa

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The UN Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC), Valerie Amos, has allocated US$75 million from CERF to support 11 countries in two regions where humanitarian needs are high but financial support is low: West Africa’s Sahel and the Horn of Africa.

With this regional approach, CERF aims to help relief agencies address the complex and interlinked regional consequences of violent conflict, mass displacement of people and deepening food insecurity.

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