Posted on 09/10/2014 - 16:52

 

United Nations humanitarian chief Valerie Amos has allocated US$3.8 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) for the UN Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) to support humanitarian operations in the Ebola-struck West Africa region.

Reduced commercial travel in the region has hindered the urgent deployment of healthcare personnel and supplies. This has...



Posted on 09/08/2014 - 17:51

 

Since January 2014, the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has allocated US$11 million to humanitarian partners for life-saving relief in Central African Republic (CAR). In its most recent intervention, which has been partially funded by CERF, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) distributed more than half a million mosquito bed nets that will protect...



Posted on 09/03/2014 - 17:39

 

In March 2014, a severe Ebola outbreak rippled through West Africa. To-date, more than 3,500 people have been infected and over 1,900 killed. In response to the crisis, the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) allocated some US$7.58 million to help humanitarian partners fight the epidemic. 

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the...



Posted on 08/15/2014 - 11:31

 

In March 2014, heavy rain caused the Paraná and Paraguay rivers in Paraguay to overflow, affecting 230,000 people. In response, the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) allocated  US$2.2 million to help the victims of the flood.

The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) received $715,000 from CERF to restore clean...



Posted on 08/15/2014 - 09:13

 

A US$20 million boost from the UN’s Central Emergency Fund (CERF) will help in providing life-saving aid in Somalia, but it won’t be enough to halt a deepening crisis, aid agencies warn.

“These badly needed funds are critical to our humanitarian response and will go a long way towards addressing some of the most critical needs”, said...