CERF in Action - Rapid Response
CERF allocates funds through the Underfunded Emergencies window
The Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has allocated an unprecedented US$175 million to neglected emergencies in 2013. Twelve humanitarian emergencies received some $100 million in the first underfunded emergencies round in January 2013. Another thirteen hidden emergencies were provided some $75 million through the second underfunded emergencies round in July 2013.
The Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos, selected the following countries to benefit from the underfunded emergencies window: Bangladesh ($2 million), Chad ($8 million), Colombia ($3.5 million), Democratic People Republic of Korea ($6 million), Djibouti ($3 million), Haiti ($1.5 million), Madagascar ($3 million), Mauritania ($4 million), Myanmar ($3 million), Niger ($8 million), Pakistan ($10 million), Philippines ($3 million) and Somalia ($20 million).
CERF provides $7 million to DPRK
The Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) allocated some US$100 million for the first underfunded emergencies window in January 2013 to boost humanitarian operations in 12 neglected humanitarian emergencies.
The following countries have received allocations: Afghanistan ($17 million), Algeria ($3 million), Burundi ($3 million), the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea ($7 million), Djibouti ($3 million), Eritrea ($3 million), Ethiopia ($17 million), Haiti ($6 million), Liberia ($3 million), Sudan ($17 million), Uganda ($4 million) and Yemen ($17 million).
CERF's underfunded emergencies window aims to even out funding disparities and highlight hidden emergencies. In this way, the countries were selected on the basis of the severity of humanitarian needs and an analysis of funding levels.
A second round of allocations from CERF’s underfunded emergencies window will follow in July 2013.