Posted on 08/19/2014 - 16:22
Internally displaced people (IDP) wait patiently at a food distribution center in Afgoye, Somalia. The 1.1 million people in IDP settlements across Somalia need urgent health, shelter, water, sanitation and hygiene support. CREDIT: AU UN IST PHOTO/TOBIN JONES A US$20 million boost from the UN’s Central Emergency Fund (CERF) will go a long way in providing life-saving aid in Somalia, but it won...


Posted on 08/15/2014 - 11:31

 

In March 2014, heavy rain caused the Paraná and Paraguay rivers in Paraguay to overflow, affecting 230,000 people. In response, the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) allocated  US$2.2 million to help the victims of the flood.

The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) received $715,000 from CERF to restore clean...



Posted on 08/14/2014 - 17:41

 

With support from the OCHA-managed Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), Haiti’s Ministry of Health and the Pan-American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) are set to vaccinate 200,000 people against cholera.

The three-phase vaccination initiative, which is part of a comprehensive Government and UN-supported...



Posted on 08/13/2014 - 15:11

 

Bringing CERF’s total allocations for 2014 to US$204.3 million, the Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC) allocated $103.6 million from CERF to support aid agencies responding to crises in 22 countries during the second quarter of 2014.

Some $50.6 million from CERF’s rapid response window kick-started critical relief operations in emergencies ranging from...



Posted on 08/05/2014 - 12:46

 

Perched on the side of the Bandiagara cliffs in northern Mali, the village of Sibi Sibi overlooks a dried creek bed. Drought has hit the village several times over the last decade, taking its toll on the livelihoods and health of the town’s 1,300 inhabitants.

Just two years ago, during the Sahel drought of 2012, Fanta Karembe, a twenty-one-year old mother from...