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

25 Oct 2013
Allocation Story: 
Allocation Story

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.

CERF allocates $1 million to flood-affected people in Guinea

25 Oct 2013
Allocation Story: 
Allocation Story

18 October 2013: In August and September, the Siguiri, Kankan and Macenta prefectures in Guinea experienced severe flooding. The floods have caused huge damage to food stocks. For a country that is already fighting high malnutrition rates, the floods are a life-threatening disaster.

The United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has provided a rapid response grant of US$1,097,986 to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Food Programme (WFP) for emergency interventions.

CERF allocates $1.2 million to contain a yellow fever outbreak in Ethiopia

25 Oct 2013
Allocation Story: 
Allocation Story

7 June 2013: At the end of May, more than 100 cases of yellow fever were reported in the South Ari district of Ethiopia’s South Omo zone. Thirty-nine of these cases were fatal.

Yellow fever requires an immediate response as it is highly transmissible, causing massive outbreaks and alarming fatality rates. Yellow fever cannot be treated, but it can be prevented through a vaccine. When the epidemic occurs in unvaccinated populations, case-fatality rates may exceed 50 per cent.

CERF allocates $4 million to fight measles in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

25 Oct 2013
Allocation Story: 
Allocation Story

13 June 2013: Since 2011, large measles outbreaks have swept through the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), claiming the lives of an estimated 4,000 people. Forty-nine of the country’s 515 health districts are currently in epidemic, and they have reported 750 deaths in the first half of 2013.

The provinces of Equateur, Orientale, North Kivu and South Kivu account for 79 per cent of all reported cases of measles in the DRC. With 554 deaths out of the total 750, these provinces are also the deadliest, with a case fatality rate of 73 per cent.

CERF allocates more than $8 million to assist refugees in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

25 Oct 2013
Allocation Story: 
Allocation Story

5 June 2013: The ongoing armed and political conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR) has caused a major humanitarian crisis in the region, affecting an estimated 4.5 million people. Frequent attacks on civilians have forced tens of thousands of people to flee their homes to neighbouring countries. Some 37,000 people have fled to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) via 26 entry points along the countries’ shared border.

CERF allocates nearly $5 million for refugees and returnees in Chad

25 Oct 2013
Allocation Story: 
Allocation Story

29 April 2013: Continuing armed conflicts in Sudan and the Central African Republic (CAR) have forced thousands of people to flee, and the precarious humanitarian situation in Chad remains volatile. Close to 20,000 refugees from Sudan and CAR have fled to eastern and southern Chad, while some 13,000 returnees from Darfur and Libya are seeking shelter in Chad.

CERF allocates $1.2 million to stem yellow fever in Cameroon

25 Oct 2013
Allocation Story: 
Allocation Story

11 July 2013: Two cases of yellow fever have been reported in the Littoral region of Cameroon. Yellow fever is a highly transmissible disease with a mortality rate that, in unvaccinated populations, may exceed 50 per cent. Yellow fever cannot be treated, but it can be prevented through vaccination.

CERF releases $3.4 million to help returning migrants in Burundi

25 Oct 2013
Allocation Story: 
Allocation Story

19 September 2013: On 25 July 2013, the Tanzanian government announced that all “illegal aliens” had to leave the country by 11 August 2013. The order affected thousands of Burundians who had migrated to Tanzania due to economic or political reasons over the past 30 years. A wave of more than 19,000 Burundians arrived in Burundi from Tanzania during the 15 days between the announcement and the deadline.

CERF allocates $1.4 million to fight outbreak of polio in Somalia

25 Oct 2013
Allocation Story: 
Allocation Story

14 August 2013: For the first time since 2007, a case of wild poliovirus was reported in Somalia on 9 May 2013. Since that case was confirmed in May, an additional 31 polio cases have been reported in the South Central zone of Somalia. Another six polio cases have been reported among Somali refugees in Dadaab, Northeast Kenya, suggesting the risk of widespread and cross-border transmission of the virus.
 

Syndicate content