Posted on 03/11/2014 - 12:59
Syrian Arab Republic: A girl, carrying jerrycans of water, walks past a pile of debris, on a street in Aleppo, capital of the north-western Aleppo Governorate. Credit: UNICEF/Romenzi The United Nations senior humanitarian official in Syria talks about the desperate needs of people devastated by three years of conflict.

This week marks three years since the crisis in Syria began. The UN...



Posted on 03/10/2014 - 09:26

On 7 March 2014, the Emergency Relief Coordinator approved a US$6 million rapid response grant from CERF for urgent humanitarian aid for South Sudanese refugees and host communities in Ethiopia.

UN agencies estimate that over 61,000 people fleeing political instability and violence in South Sudan have arrived in Ethiopia since mid-December 2013. Most of the refugees are women and...



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...