CERF gives the Central African Republic $2 million in response to drought and food insecurity
19 July 2012: For nearly a decade, areas of the Central African Republic (CAR) have faced continued violence due to conflict between armed ethnic groups, leading to population displacements. The conflict is exacerbated by a lack of basic social services in the affected regions, leaving thousands of people without health care, education, clean water and appropriate sanitation services.
The Humanitarian Country Team in CAR is concerned that conditions are likely to deteriorate. This is due to the approaching rainy season; delayed agricultural cultivation due to population displacement and insecurity; poor crop yields due to drought; and the massive return of internally displaced persons to food-insecure regions.
In response, the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has given US$1,993,713 to four UN agencies to fund life-saving interventions to help some 32,000 people affected by conflict and drought.
CERF in Action - Rapid Response
CERF allocates $6 million
25 January 2012: Some US$104 million has been allocated by the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to bolster humanitarian operations in 13 neglected humanitarian emergencies around the world: Central African Republic, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Djibouti, Eritrea, Haiti, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Republic of Congo, South Sudan and Syria. Allocations have been given through the CERF’s underfunded grants window in January 2012.
CERF funds will be prioritized by the Resident and Humanitarian Coordinators in each of these countries for critical life-saving programmes, as identified by the UN agencies and NGO partners. Specific projects will be developed and proposed by these humanitarian country teams in February 2012.