19 September 2013: On 25 July 2013, the Tanzanian government announced that all “illegal aliens” had to leave the country by 11 August 2013. The order affected thousands of Burundians who had migrated to Tanzania due to economic or political reasons over the past 30 years. A wave of more than 19,000 Burundians arrived in Burundi from Tanzania during the 15 days between the announcement and the deadline. Still recovering from its own conflict situation and weighed down with a high rate of poverty, Burundi lacks the capacity to assist the returning Burundians. The returning people urgently need shelter, food, water and sanitation facilities and more. In response, the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has provided a rapid response grant of US$3,479,171 to five United Read more >>
CERF in Action - Rapid Response
CERF gives $3 million to Burundi
The following countries have received allocations: Afghanistan ($17 million), Algeria ($3 million), Burundi ($3 million), the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea ($7 million), Djibouti ($3 million), Eritrea ($3 million), Ethiopia ($17 million), Haiti ($6 million), Liberia ($3 million), Sudan ($17 million), Uganda ($4 million) and Yemen ($17 million).
CERF's underfunded emergencies window aims to even out funding disparities and highlight hidden emergencies. In this way, the countries were selected on the basis of the severity of humanitarian needs and an analysis of funding levels.
A second round of allocations from CERF’s underfunded emergencies window will follow in July 2013.
CERF in Action - Underfunded Emergencies