Posted on 01/13/2014 - 10:20

6 August 2013: People in Yemen are at risk of contracting wild poliovirus due to a large influx of Somali refugees. The first case of polio was reported in the Horn of Africa in May 2013. Since then, the virus has spread as Somali refugees moved to neighbouring countries, including Kenya and Yemen. 

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) estimates that 35,876...



Posted on 01/13/2014 - 10:13

29 April 2013: Since June 2012, an inter-communal conflict has taken place in Rakhine state in Myanmar, causing the internal displacement of some 140,000 people. The internally displaced persons (IDPs) live in IDP camps across the nine townships (Kyauktaw, Kyauk Phyu, Minbya, Mrauk-U, Myebon, Pauktaw, Ramree, Rathedaung and Sittwe) in Rakhine state.

With the monsoon season fast...



Posted on 01/13/2014 - 10:08

19 September 2013: Heavy rainfall in July has caused flooding and severe physical damage across the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). The North and South Pyongan regions have been especially hard hit.

An estimated 23,440 households have been completely or partially destroyed, leaving some 59,000 people homeless. In addition, seven water supply sources have been...



Posted on 01/09/2014 - 11:42

The humanitarian situation in South Sudan has deteriorated rapidly since hostilities between the Government and opposition groups erupted on 15 December 2013. Humanitarian partners estimate that almost 5 million people are in need of immediate humanitarian assistance.

In 2014, the Emergency Relief Coordinator approved two US$15 million Rapid response allocations from CERF, brining...



Posted on 01/08/2014 - 14:12

2013 was a busy year for the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF). The fund allocated US$482 million to help relief agencies respond to man-made crises and natural disasters in 45 countries.

In new or rapidly deteriorating crises, CERF helped aid agencies deliver immediate life-saving relief with more than $307 million through its rapid-response window.

Urgent humanitarian...