Posted on 03/24/2015 - 16:08

United Nations humanitarian chief Valerie Amos has approved US$28 million from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to support life-saving relief work for people fleeing violence in Nigeria.

More than 1.2 million Nigerians have been driven from their homes as a result of Boko Haram-related violence which escalated dramatically since the start of 2015. Over 150,000 people...



Posted on 03/18/2015 - 13:38

With support from the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), the World Health Organization (WHO) has delivered a shipment of urgently needed medicine and medical supplies for hundreds of thousands of Libyans caught in the midst of the crisis.

Libya has faced deepening civil unrest and conflict since February 2011. Aid agencies estimate that 400,000 people have...



Posted on 03/16/2015 - 15:04

Almost 1 million people have been displaced by fighting in Ukraine since April 2014. The United Nations Central Emergency Fund (CERF) allocated almost US$4 million to help humanitarian partners provide life-saving assistance for thousands of people fleeing the violence.

Manfred Profazi, Chief of Mission for the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Ukraine, said the...



Posted on 03/10/2015 - 15:04

After heavy rains and floods hit southern Malawi in January 2015, an immediate US$7 million allocation from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) helped UN agencies and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) provide urgent assistance for thousands of Malawian families.

More than 1.1 million people were affected in the country and some 230,000 people were...



Posted on 02/10/2015 - 13:54

Heavy floods that washed away homes and infrastructure in May 2014 also shifted thousands of landmines across large areas of Bosnia and Herzegovina, threatening residents and recovery efforts.

With US$2 million from the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and other humanitarian partners were and able to kick-start...