CERF releases $1.5 million to stem cholera outbreak in Niger

25 Oct 2013
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23 July 2013: Niger has suffered eight major cholera outbreaks since 1971. Cholera has reappeared in the country in 2013, claiming the lives of at least ten people.
One of the poorest countries in the world, Niger does not have the means to address the outbreak. As of 26 June 2013, some 322 cases of cholera have been reported. In response, the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has provided a rapid response grant of US$1,571,207 to two United Nations agencies.

CERF allocates more than $700,000 in emergency agriculture response to Mozambique

25 Oct 2013
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27 March 2013: In early January 2013, Mozambique was severely hit by heavy rains, causing flooding throughout the country.

27 March 2013: In early January 2013, Mozambique was severely hit by heavy rains, causing flooding throughout the country. Since then, an estimated 478,892 people have been directly affected. A total of 117 people died and more than 176,000 people have been internally displaced. 
As subsistence agriculture is the main livelihood for about 80 per cent of the flood-affected rural areas, CERF recognized the need to protect vulnerable households from extreme food insecurity levels, and to ensure a minimum of livelihoods and production capacity.

CERF allocates more than $5 million to flood-affected people in Mozambique

25 Oct 2013
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4 February 2013: From 11 to 27 January 2013, heavy rains triggered floods in 24 districts in Mozambique. Among these, Chokwe and Guija in Gaza Province were the worst affected. The entire population of Chokwe was evacuated. Forty-eight people have died and more than 146,000 people are temporarily displaced.
The heavy rains have damaged houses, infrastructure and drainage systems. Crops have also been severely affected.

CERF allocates $4.4 million to Malian refugees in Mauritania

25 Oct 2013
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4 March 2013: Since February 2012, more than 54,117 Malian refugees have crossed the border into Mauritania.

 4 March 2013: Since February 2012, more than 54,117 Malian refugees have crossed the border into Mauritania. The French-led military campaign in Mali in January 2013 significantly increased the number of Malian refugees seeking refuge in south-eastern Mauritania. Mauritania—one of the region’s poorest nations—was severely affected by the drought in 2012. Therefore, the Malian refugees add a new dimension to Mauritania’s humanitarian challenges.
In response, the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has provided a rapid response grant of US$4,470,372 to seven UN agencies.

CERF gives more than $16 million in assistance to the Malian population

25 Oct 2013
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The complex emergency that started in Mali in early 2012 has left the population food insecure and vulnerable to malnutrition, security threats and diseases.

5 April 2013: The complex emergency that started in Mali in early 2012 has left the population food insecure and vulnerable to malnutrition, security threats and diseases. An estimated 430,000 Malians have fled their homes since the conflict began in January 2012. Of these people, 260,000 are internally displaced and 170,000 have fled to neighbouring countries.

CERF allocates US$3.2 million to stem food insecurity in Malawi

25 Oct 2013
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31 December 2012: During the 2011 and 2012 agricultural seasons, Malawi experienced widespread dry spells that reduced the production of food crops. 2012 was the fourth consecutive year of limited or no access to food crops due to a high number of natural disasters in the preceding years. The most affected districts were Balaka, Blantyre, Chikhawawa, Mulanje, Neno, Nsanje, Ntcheu, Phalombe and Thyolo.
An estimated 1.97 million people will struggle to meet their minimum food requirements until the next harvest in March 2013. More than 277,000 of those people are children.

CERF allocates $5 million to tackle locust plague in Madagascar

25 Oct 2013
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5 August 2013: For more than two years, Madagascar has endured multiple locust outbreaks ├óÔé¼ÔÇ£ particularly in Tsihombe district in southern Madagascar.

5 August 2013: For more than two years, Madagascar has endured multiple locust outbreaks – particularly in Tsihombe district in southern Madagascar. One of the world’s poorest countries, Madagascar remains vulnerable to recurring natural disasters because the government is unable to resolve humanitarian crises when they arise.
More than one hundred locust swarms are currently plaguing the country. The locust population is expected to continue growing and may soon affect more than 1.5 million hectares—two-thirds of Madagascar’s total area.

CERF allocates $1.5 million to fight polio outbreak in Kenya

25 Oct 2013
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11 July 2013: On 17 May 2013, Kenya├óÔé¼Ôäós Ministry of Health declared a public health emergency following an acute wild polio virus outbreak.

 11 July 2013: On 17 May 2013, Kenya’s Ministry of Health declared a public health emergency following an acute wild polio virus outbreak. The outbreak happened in the Dadaab refugee camps, where more than 424,000 people currently live.

CERF allocates more than $3 million to ease food insecurity in Guinea-Bissau

25 Oct 2013
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29 August 2013: Following a poor cashew harvest in 2013, the food security and nutrition situation in Guinea-Bissau has significantly deteriorated.

29 August 2013: Following a poor cashew harvest in 2013, the food security and nutrition situation in Guinea-Bissau has significantly deteriorated. Food insecurity levels have increased from 5 per cent in 2011 to 16 per cent in 2013 in the most-affected regions of Quinara, Oio, Biombo and Bijagos.
In response, the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has released US$3,166,826 to three United Nations agencies. The allocations are expected to benefit 89,445 people in Quinara, Bolama Bijagos, Bafata, Gabu, Bissa, Cacheu, Biombo and Oio regions.

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