Posted on 03/06/2014 - 09:47

Tens of thousands of people in southern Darfur’s largest camp received improved access to health and nutrition services, thanks to a grant from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF.)

In April 2013, 50,000 people fleeing inter-tribal violence poured into Kalma Camp. The collapsing stick-and-thatch medical shelter in Sector 8—the area where the bulk of new arrivals...



Posted on 03/03/2014 - 15:55

 

20 February 2014: Hostilities between the Government and opposition groups in South Sudan have forced tens of thousands of people to seek refuge in neighbouring countries, including Kenya. UN agencies expect that by the end of March 2014, 20,000 South Sudanese will have arrived at Kakuma camp in north-west Kenya.

In response to the urgent needs of the South Sudanese...



Posted on 03/03/2014 - 15:46

Towards the end of 2014, humanitarian partners in Guinea started reporting an upsurge of measles cases across the country. Highly contagious and a leading cause of death amoung children, measles outbreaks are common in Guinea.

On 27 February, the Emergency Relief Coordinator approved a US$1 million CERF rapid response allocation to help contain the outbreak. The funds will go to the...



Posted on 02/28/2014 - 15:30

On 26 February 2014, the Emergency Relief Coordinator approved US$4.2 million from CERF to support people in Chad who have fled deepening violence in neighbouring Central African Republic (CAR).

UN agencies estimate that 71,000 people have crossed the border from CAR into Chad since December 2013. The rapid response grant will allow UN agencies and humanitarian partners to provide...



Posted on 02/14/2014 - 10:20

11 February 2014: Since December 2013, tens of thousands of people have fled violent conflict between government forces, Islamic militants and tribal groups in Anbar Province in western Iraq. UN agencies estimate that 180,000 people are in dire need of assistance.

On 19 February, the Emergency Relief Coordinator approved a US$4.8 million rapid response grant from CERF to support relief...