Posted on 07/23/2014 - 09:08

 

Five-year old Ehsam (not his real name) had suffered from a debilitating inguinal hernia since he was six months old. Funding from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) helped get him the life-saving treatment he needed.

Fairly common and relatively easy-to-treat, most inguinal hernias occur when a portion of the intestine bulges out at a weak point in the...



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...