Posted on 09/11/2012 - 09:48

16 August 2012: Government and UN partners are concerned that Ghana could be engulfed by its most recent cholera outbreak, which has claimed more than 50 lives since January 2012. With more than 5,000 cases reported nationally, the epidemic has been fuelled by poor sanitation, lack of public awareness and the onset of the rainy season, which has led to the contamination of drinking-water...



Posted on 08/27/2012 - 12:03

24 August 2012, New York: The Government of Kuwait donated US$450,000 to the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) at a meeting with Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Catherine Bragg, in UN headquarters.

The Kuwait Permanent Representative to the United Nations, H.E. Mr. Mansour Al-Otaibi, presented checks worth $450,000 to the Fund. With this...



Posted on 08/17/2012 - 13:17


Selioua Muhammad, 25, sits inside her rooftop shelter in an occupied school in Sheik Othman in Aden, Yemen on February 28, 2012. Muhammad fled her home in Abyan in June 2011 and has lived at the school as an IDP since then. Credit: IRIN/Lindsay Mackenzie

US$8.5 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund helps thousands of Yemenis affected by conflict.

The Abyan...



Posted on 08/17/2012 - 13:13
Selioua Muhammad, 25, sits inside her rooftop shelter in an occupied school in Sheik Othman in Aden, Yemen on February 28, 2012. Muhammad fled her home in Abyan in June 2011 and has lived at the school as an IDP since then. Credit: IRIN/Lindsay Mackenzie US$8.5 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund helps thousands of Yemenis affected by conflict.

The Abyan Governorate in south...



Posted on 08/15/2012 - 16:16

15 August 2012, New York: Since its inception, CERF has committed $2.6 billion in 86 countries and territories. Check out some of the highlights in this edition:

$55 Million Allocated in the Second Underfunded Round

Some US$55 million from the Fund was allocated by the the Under-Secretary-General and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos in July to bolster humanitarian...