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 provision of vaccines, management and detection of new cases, and monitoring of the epidemic.
In 2013, Guinea received $2.2 million to help humanitarian agencies respond to floods and inter-communal violence. Since 2006, aid agencies in Guinea have received $27 million from CERF.