Posted on 07/11/2013 - 09:10


Kaga-Bandoro, CAR: An estimated 1.6 million people in the Central African Republic are in need of humanitarian assistance. Credit: IRC

The Humanitarian Coordinator for the Central African Republic says that despite the challenges, the UN and its partners will continue to do all they can to support vulnerable communities.

The crisis in the Central African Republic (CAR)...



Posted on 06/28/2013 - 13:47

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...



Posted on 06/07/2013 - 10:39

New surveys by the UN estimate that hundreds of thousands of people are food insecure in Senegal. Last year’s UN investigations estimated that 255,600 children aged between 6 and 59 months were suffering from moderate acute malnutrition, whereas another 31,900 pregnant and lactating women and 38,900 children under age 5 were suffering from severe acute malnutrition. Floods in August 2012...



Posted on 05/30/2013 - 07:45


Nov 2011, Dadaab, Kenya: In 2012, a record-setting US$485 million in CERF funding was dispersed to 546 projects in 49 countries and territories. Photo: Internews

Last year was a record-breaking year for the Central Emergency Response Fund.

The Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has released its Annual Report for 2012. Established by the UN General Assembly in 2006,...



Posted on 05/30/2013 - 07:45
Nov 2011, Dadaab, Kenya: In 2012, a record-setting US$485 million in CERF funding was dispersed to 546 projects in 49 countries and territories. Photo: Internews Last year was a record-breaking year for the Central Emergency Response Fund.

The Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has released its Annual Report for 2012. Established by the UN General Assembly in 2006, the Fund is designed...