CERF gives $2.5 million for flood-affected people in Comoros
14 May 2012: In March and April 2012, Comoros was hit by severe flooding associated with heavy rainfall throughout the territory. The floodwaters cut off access to affected communities and destroyed roads and other infrastructure making the delivery of humanitarian aid difficult.
Government and United Nations assessments revealed that some 137,000 people have been affected by the emergency and some 1,800 houses were completely destroyed, while many more were damaged.
More than 4,000 families are currently hosted by relatives or other community members. In the affected regions, 70 per cent of the major food crops which had almost reached maturity, were severely damaged. On 25 April 2012, the Government declared a national emergency and appealed for international assistance.
In response, the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) provided US$2.5 million to 5 United Nations agencies in Comoros.
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