Food insecurity in Malawi prompts CERF to allocate $8 million

22 Nov 2013
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8 November 2013: For the second time in 2013, Malawi has suffered late rains, prolonged dry spells and flooding

8 November 2013: For the second time in 2013, Malawi has suffered late rains, prolonged dry spells and flooding. The climate shocks, coupled with high market prices for fuel, seeds and fertilizer have meant that less was planted and even more less harvested, causing severe food insecurity. United Nations reports estimate that some 1.46 million Malawians are affected.
In response, the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has provided a rapid response grant of US$8,049,782 to three United Nations agencies.

Flooding in Niger prompts CERF to allocate $3 million

20 Nov 2013
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29 October 2013: In mid-August severe flooding struck Niger, with the worst damage occurring in the Tilabery, Dosso and Maradi regions.

29 October 2013: In mid-August severe flooding struck Niger, with the worst damage occurring in the Tilabery, Dosso and Maradi regions. The flooding has affected some 135,943 people and caused 32 deaths. An estimated 8,456 families had to leave their damaged homes, and they urgently need shelter. In addition, more than 12,500 acres of crops have been wiped out, reducing household income and assets dramatically.

CERF launches multi-sector interventions following the humanitarian disaster in the Philippines

20 Nov 2013
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The humanitarian situation in the areas devastated by the typhoon is catastrophic. An estimated 13 million people have been affected, including 5 million children.

18 November 2013: On 8 November Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) hit the Philippines. The humanitarian situation in the areas devastated by the typhoon is catastrophic. An estimated 13 million people have been affected, including 5 million children. Close to 2 million people have been displaced and are now in dire need of humanitarian assistance.

In response, the United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos, released US$25 million to seven United Nations agencies and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) on 11 November.

CERF allocates $2.3 million to Rwandans expelled from Tanzania

15 Nov 2013
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In July the Tanzanian government announced that all ├óÔé¼┼ôillegal aliens├óÔé¼┬Ø had to leave the country. As a result, nearly 11,500 people of Rwandan origin had arrived in Rwanda.

14 November 2013: In July the Tanzanian government announced that all “illegal aliens” had to leave the country. As a result, nearly 11,500 people of Rwandan origin had arrived in Rwanda from Tanzania by the end of September 2013. The expelled
Rwandans have been accommodated in the Rukara and Kiyanzi transit facilities.

CERF provides $25 million to enable life-saving response to typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines

13 Nov 2013
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11 November 2013: On 8 November, Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in the Philippines, devastating portions of 36 provinces. More than 11 million people were directly affected by the extreme winds and flooding, including an estimated 673,000 people left without shelter.

CERF allocates close to $5million to help people affected by earthquake in the Philippines

13 Nov 2013
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On 15 October, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit Bohol province in the Central Visayas region of the Philippines. Numerous buildings, roads and bridges were heavily damaged or destroyed.

14 November 2013: On 15 October, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit Bohol province in the Central Visayas region of the Philippines. Numerous buildings, roads and bridges were heavily damaged or destroyed, while 218 people were killed and another 768 injured. Eight people remain missing.
According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council of the Philippines, 47 municipalities and one city in Bohol have been affected by the earthquake and subsequent aftershocks. More than 1.2 million people have been evacuated.

CERF releases $3 million to provide emergency assistance to IDPs in the Philippines

13 Nov 2013
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10 October 2013: Since early September, fighting between the Moro National Liberation Front and the Armed Forces of the Philippines has claimed the lives of at least 130 people and destroyed more than 10,000 houses in the Santa Catalina district of Zamboanga City.
An estimated 170,000 Filipinos have been affected in the two districts Zamboanga and Basilan, including 131,400 internally displaced persons (IDPs). The sudden wave of new IDPs poses a devastating challenge to a country that is already burdened by chronic poverty.

Conflict in Guinea prompts CERF to release more than $1 million

13 Nov 2013
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18 October 2013: Inter-ethnic tensions and sporadic violent clashes between Liberian migrants and Guineans have existed in Nz├â┬®r├â┬®kor├â┬®, Guinea, since 1991.

18 October 2013: Inter-ethnic tensions and sporadic violent clashes between Liberian migrants and Guineans have existed in Nzérékoré, Guinea, since 1991. The violence significantly escalated in July 2013 following the murder of a young man in Koule, near Nzérékoré. Clashes quickly spread to the prefectures of Nzérékoré. To date, 216 civilians have been killed, while another 266 are missing and 457 have been injured.

CERF gives $6 million to crisis-affected people in South Sudan

30 Oct 2013
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14 August 2013: The ongoing intercommunal fighting between State and non-state armed groups in South Sudan has continued to deteriorate.

14 August 2013: The ongoing intercommunal fighting between State and non-state armed groups in South Sudan has continued to deteriorate. Pibor County in Jonglei State is now one of the deadliest areas in South Sudan. High levels of direct targeting of civilians have forced thousands of people to seek refuge, fleeing from killings, rape, torture and beatings.

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