Posted on 07/23/2014 - 09:08
An IOM volunteer shares information about preventative healthcare, safe sanitation and hygiene practices, and the availability of free medical consultations. Credit: IOM Funding from the OCHA-managed Central Emergency Response Fund has provided health care to tens of thousands of people in one of Bangladesh’s least developed districts.

Five-year old Ehsam (not his real name)...



Posted on 07/17/2014 - 16:12

On 10 July, the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) provided US$1.7 million for the provision of water and food to drought-stricken communities in Sri Lanka.

The failed annual northeast monsoon, which runs from December to February and supplies water for Sri Lanka’s agricultural production, resulted in severe crop losses and water shortages. By the end of March 2014, over 240,...



Posted on 07/11/2014 - 14:48

 

On 10 July 2014, the Emergency Relief Coordinator allocated US$ 1.5 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to help humanitarian partners in Somalia respond to a deadly measles outbreak.

The CERF funds will allow the World Health Organization (WHO) and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to support immunization activities targeting 520,000 children and...



Posted on 06/25/2014 - 16:19

2013 was another busy year for the humanitarian community and for the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF).

In 2013, $482 million in CERF funds supported aid agencies responding to crises in 45 countries. Two thirds of that total, some $307 million, kick-started aid operations in emergencies ranging from the conflicts in the Central African Republic, South Sudan, Sudan and Syria,...



Posted on 04/29/2014 - 08:24
  Thousands of families that fled fighting in Zamboanga City in September 2013 are still living in makeshift shelters and tents in overcrowded spaces. Credit: OCHA/Russell Geekie Thousands of families that fled fighting in Zamboanga City in September 2013 are still living in makeshift shelters and tents in overcrowded spaces.

The checkpoint is a ten-minute drive west from...