Posted on 09/03/2014 - 17:39

In March 2014, a severe Ebola outbreak rippled through West Africa. In response to the crisis, the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) allocated some US$15.2 million to help humanitarian partners fight the epidemic.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the Haemorrhagic fever symptoms first appeared in Guinea’s southern forested region in February...



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 water and sanitation...



Posted on 08/15/2014 - 09:13

A US$20 million boost from the UN’s Central Emergency Fund (CERF) will help in providing life-saving aid in Somalia, but it won’t be enough to halt a deepening crisis, aid agencies warn.

“These badly needed funds are critical to our humanitarian response and will go a long way towards addressing some of the most critical needs”, said Foroogh...



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 operation to...



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 refugee crises...