Posted on 01/16/2013 - 14:18

School feeding programme in Malawi. Credit: WFP Nearly 2 million Malawians, including 300,000 children, do not have enough to eat.

The Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has allocated US$3.2 million to UN agencies and humanitarian partners to help nearly 2 million people who are facing food insecurity in Malawi. Chronic poverty, dry weather, poor harvests and rising food prices...



Posted on 12/28/2012 - 13:22

Hurricane Sandy hit Cuba and Haiti hard when it passed through the two countries in late October causing deaths and destroying infrastructure, agricultural land and in many cases worsening the food security, health, financial and nutrition situation for many vulnerable groups.

Sustained winds reached upwards of 200 km/h as Sandy lashed Santiago de Cuba and Holguin—Cuba’s...



Posted on 12/11/2012 - 16:05


11 December 2012: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos and Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Sahel David Gressly at the CERF High-level pledging conference. Credit: OCHA/Paolo Palmero

Donors increase their pledges for emergency aid in 2013 to US$384 million.

More than 40 donors today pledged US$384 million to support the UN Central...



Posted on 12/11/2012 - 15:45
11 December 2012: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos and Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Sahel David Gressly at the CERF High-level pledging conference. Credit: OCHA/Paolo Palmero Donors increase their pledges for emergency aid in 2013 to US$384 million.

More than 40 donors today pledged US$384 million to support the UN Central Emergency Response...



Posted on 12/07/2012 - 12:34


November 2012. Saleh Mohammed Hamid, 18, receiving treatment for the symptoms of yellow fever at El Geneina hospital in West Darfur. The hospital has treated 106 cases of yellow fever since the latest outbreak began in October. Credit: Albert González Farran, UNAMID.

Funding needed to contain worst outbreak for twenty years

The Sudanese Government and aid agencies are...