28 Feb 2014
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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 clean water and child protection, healthcare and sanitation services.
In January 2014, CERF allocated $10 million from its Underfunded Emergencies window to help humanitarian partners sustain emergency aid operations in Chad. In 2013, the country received $8.2 million from CERF.
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CERF has already allocated $5 million to help kick start life-saving assistance in Haiti. CERF is a fast and effective way to support rapid humanitarian response. It provides immediate funding for lifesaving humanitarian action at the onset of emergencies and for crises that have not attracted sufficient funding. Contributions are received year-round. Find out how to donate here: