CERF allocates $1.8 million to refugees in Niger

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26 July 2013: In May, some 6,240 people fled the violent military conflict in Nigeria and crossed into Niger, the country ranked last in the 2013 United Nations Development Programme’s Human Development Index. The extremely poor country is unable to address the humanitarian needs of the newly arrived refugees.

In response, the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has provided a grant of US$8,220,862 to two United Nations agencies through the rapid response window.

CERF releases $1.5 million to stem cholera outbreak in Niger

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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

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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

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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

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 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.

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

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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

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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

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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.

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