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Posted on 08/15/2014 - 09:13
A US$20 million boost from the UN’s Central Emergency Fund (CERF) will help in providing life-saving aid in Somalia, but it won’t be enough to halt a deepening crisis, aid agencies warn. “These badly needed funds are critical to our...



Posted on 08/14/2014 - 17:41
With support from the OCHA-managed Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), Haiti’s Ministry of Health and the Pan-American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) are set to vaccinate 200,000 people against cholera...



Posted on 08/13/2014 - 15:11
Bringing CERF’s total allocations for 2014 to US$204.3 million, the Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC) allocated $103.6 million from CERF to support aid agencies responding to crises in 22 countries during the second quarter of 2014. Some $50.6 million from...



Posted on 08/05/2014 - 12:46
Perched on the side of the Bandiagara cliffs in northern Mali, the village of Sibi Sibi overlooks a dried creek bed. Drought has hit the village several times over the last decade, taking its toll on the livelihoods and health of the town’s 1,300 inhabitants...



Posted on 08/01/2014 - 13:53
Fifty-one-year old Sarah Mupakati does not remember the last time she ate sadza, a cooked cornmeal. She opens her one-room tent which she shares with her five grown-up children - the corner that serves as her pantry is empty. It has been like that for the past...