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. 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.

CERF allocates more than $5.5 million in humanitarian assistance to South Sudan

28 Oct 2013
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7 June 2013: Intercommunal fighting has intensified between the Sudan People’s Liberation Army and non-state armed groups. The fighting, which began in December 2011 in South Sudan, has caused widespread internal displacement. The number of fights and the number of civilians attacked have increased drastically. According to the United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan’s 2013 Human Rights Report, 85 civilians were killed and dozens more injured on one day earlier this year in Akobo County, Jonglei State.

CERF allocates more than $3 million to stem food insecurity in Senegal

28 Oct 2013
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30 May 2013: New surveys by the UN estimate that hundreds of thousands of people are food insecure in Senegal. Last year’s UN investigations estimated that 255,600 children aged between 6 and 59 months were suffering from moderate acute malnutrition, whereas another 31,900 pregnant and lactating women and 38,900 children under age 5 were suffering from severe acute malnutrition. Floods in August 2012 and soaring food prices have exacerbated the food insecurity situation in Senegal.

CERF releases more than $3 million to Congolese refugees in Rwanda

28 Oct 2013
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18 June 2013: The continuing precarious security situation in in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has triggered massive displacement within the DRC as well as outflows to neighbouring countries, including Rwanda. The refugee influx has strained Rwanda’s financial resources.

An estimated 15,117 people from Kitchanga, Kilolirwe, Burungu, Mushaki and Nyamitaba in Masisi territory in the DRC have fled to Rwanda. Some 5,000 refugees found shelter the Kigeme camp or have reunited with their families. The remaining 10,859 refugees urgently need help.

Press release: UN humanitarian fund allocates $7.9 million to bolster underfunded emergency response in Niger

28 Oct 2013
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(Niamey, 24 October 2013): Valerie Amos, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, has allocated US$7.9 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to boost implementation of nine underfunded humanitarian projects in Niger. The projects are part of the 2013 Humanitarian Appeal for the country and aim to provide assistance to more than 650,000 vulnerable people.

Increasing armed conflicts in the Republic of the Sudan prompts CERF to allocate $8 million

25 Oct 2013
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23 August 2013: Increasing inter- and intra-tribal fighting as well as armed conflicts between the Sudanese Armed Forces and armed movements have led to the internal displacement of more than 300,000 people in Darfur in the Republic of the Sudan in 2013. This is more than the total number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Darfur in 2011 and 2012 combined.

CERF allocates $1.9 million to IDPs in the Republic of the Sudan

25 Oct 2013
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23 August 2013: Recent escalations in armed clashes between the Sudanese Armed Forces and the Sudanese Revolutionary Front have caused thousands of people to flee their homes in the Kordofan region of the Republic of the Sudan. At least 90,000 people have become internally displaced in Kordofan in 2013, on top of an estimated 300,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) throughout the whole country.

CERF allocates more than $15 million to Sudan

25 Oct 2013
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2 May 2013: The conflict that began in September 2011 in Blue Nile State in the Republic of the Sudan displaced more than 100,000 people within and outside the state. Most of these people fled their homes, leaving everything behind. They now face severe food insecurity and are prone to many diseases.

CERF allocates $751,772 to address cholera epidemic in the Republic of Congo

25 Oct 2013
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19 April 2013: Since 19 November 2012, a cholera epidemic has ravaged the city of Pointe Noire in the Republic of Congo. Prior to the epidemic, heavy rains destroyed some 251 homes, damaged basic infrastructure and claimed the lives of four people. Nearly 1,000 people became internally displaced and many suffered outbreaks of diarrhoea – the main symptom of cholera. The disease quickly spread throughout Pointe Noire, constituting a serious risk to the population.

CERF provides $6.4 million to help flood-affected people in Nigeria

25 Oct 2013
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24 January 2013: From July to October 2012, Nigeria experienced its worst flooding in more than 40 years. Heavy rainfalls coupled with overflowing rivers and dams have created a devastating humanitarian crisis. 33 out of 36 states in Nigeria have been affected, out of which 14 states have been considered severely affected.

Estimated 7 million people have been affected by the floods. More than 618,000 houses have been damaged or destroyed resulting in internal displacement of 2,157,419 million people. 363 people have been reported dead.

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