Posted on 05/18/2015 - 15:53

In late March 2015, heavy rains in Northern Chile caused flash floods and mudslides that affected more than 164,000 people - many of whom lost their homes. In response, the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) allocated almost $US800,000 to help humanitarian partners provide urgent assistance for families in need...



Posted on 05/14/2015 - 12:39

In January 2015, extremely heavy rains and floods displaced 230,000 people in Malawi, and 50,000 people in Mozambique. In response, United Nations humanitarian chief Valerie Amos approved US$10.9 million from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to support humanitarian partners assisting thousands of families.

In Mozambique, over 160,000 people (including 50,000 internally...



Posted on 05/07/2015 - 14:06

Over 8 million people have been affected by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal on 25 April 2015. The United Nations Emergency Response Fund (CERF) was one of the first contributors to help humanitarian partners deliver urgent life-saving assistance to thousands of people left vulnerable by the devastation.

On 28 April, UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos approved...



Posted on 05/01/2015 - 14:21
Credit: OCHA ERC Amos travelled to Nepal this week to survey the large-scale damage caused by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck the country last Saturday.

The United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos travelled to Nepal this week to survey the large-scale damage caused by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck the country last Saturday, killing more than 6,000...



Posted on 04/29/2015 - 12:39
Kathmandu, Nepal, April 2015. Credit: UNDP. Growing humanitarian needs include food, drinking water, shelter and medication. And time is of the essence.

The massive earthquake that struck Nepal on 25 April, causing a number of landslides and avalanches, has had devastating humanitarian consequences: more than 5,000 people have been killed and over 10,000 injured, with the numbers expected...