CERF allocates US$1 million to Syrian refugees in Lebanon

16 Jan 2014
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24 November 2012: In 2012, the Syria crisis caused more than 200,000 Syrian people to take refuge in Lebanon. The majority of the refugees fled to the northern border regions and the Bekaa Valley. These regions are among the poorest in Lebanon.

Since the Lebanese Government has not established refugee camps, the majority of the Syrian refugees live with Lebanese host communities. The high number of Syrian refugees has increased unemployment and urban poverty in these regions.

CERF allocates $9.8 million for new refugee camp in Jordan

16 Jan 2014
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9 May 2013: More than 1.2 million Syrians have fled to neighbouring countries since the beginning of the Syrian crisis in March 2011. As the emergency intensified, the number of Syrian refugees seeking shelter in Jordan has increased significantly. Some 155,000 refugees arrived in Jordan in the first three months of 2013. As of 31 March 2013, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) estimated that about 390,000 people were waiting to register in Jordan. Among these, more than 50 per cent are children.

CERF releases nearly $10 million to assist Syrian refugees in Iraq

16 Jan 2014
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17 September 2013: The Syria crisis has caused a major humanitarian emergency as millions of Syrians flee to neighbouring countries. An estimated 170,000 refugees have sought shelter in Iraq. The ongoing, massive influx of refugees far exceeds Iraq’s capacity to host refugees. 

To address the humanitarian crisis, the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has provided a rapid response grant of US$9,999,143 to seven United Nations agencies and the International Organization for Migration (IOM). These allocations will benefit 43,640 people in crisis.

CERF allocates nearly $5 million in assistance to IDPs in Myanmar

13 Jan 2014
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29 April 2013: Since June 2012, an inter-communal conflict has taken place in Rakhine state in Myanmar, causing the internal displacement of some 140,000 people. The internally displaced persons (IDPs) live in IDP camps across the nine townships (Kyauktaw, Kyauk Phyu, Minbya, Mrauk-U, Myebon, Pauktaw, Ramree, Rathedaung and Sittwe) in Rakhine state.

CERF releases $2 million to assist flood-affected people in Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

13 Jan 2014
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19 September 2013: Heavy rainfall in July has caused flooding and severe physical damage across the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). The North and South Pyongan regions have been especially hard hit.

An estimated 23,440 households have been completely or partially destroyed, leaving some 59,000 people homeless. In addition, seven water supply sources have been damaged, leaving much of the population without access to clean water.

Grant Reports 2013

9 Jan 2014

Grant reports submitted by Resident and Humanitarian Coordinators on the use of CERF funds allocated in 2013

CERF High-Level Conference 2013

6 Dec 2013
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CERF’s 2013 High-Level Conference (HLC) will be held on 13 December in New York.
This year the conference will highlight the impact of CERF-funded projects on people affected by crisis.

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