The Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) allocated some US$100 million for the first underfunded emergencies window in January 2013 to boost humanitarian operations in 12 neglected humanitarian emergencies.
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.