UN Central Emergency Response Fund: 10 Years of Saving Lives Together

16 Dec 2015
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UN Central Emergency Response Fund: 10 Years of Saving Lives Together

This week, on 17 December, the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) will mark its 10 year anniversary. Created in 2005, CERF marked an innovative breakthrough in humanitarian funding by Member States of the UN General Assembly as a “fund for all, by all”. It raises and pools funds before the need arises, and provides fast, predictable funding to partners on the frontlines at the onset of a crisis, as well as financing critically underfunded emergencies.

El Niño - CERF-funded response to climate-related events linked to El Niño

2 Dec 2015
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El Niño - CERF-funded response to climate-related events linked to El Niño

The El Niño global climatic event has had a devastating impact on millions of people across the globe throughout 2015. East Africa, Southern Africa, the Pacific Islands, South East Asia and Central America will continue to be at risk of extreme weather, including below-normal rains and flooding, in early 2016. The humanitarian fallout in certain areas will include increased food insecurity due to low crop yields and rising prices; higher malnutrition rates; devastated livelihoods; and forced displacement.
 

Somalia: UN’s Emergency Fund provides a life-line, for now

15 Aug 2014
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A US$20 million boost from CERF will help in providing life-saving aid in Somalia, but it won’t be enough to halt a deepening crisis, aid agencies warn.

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.

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CERF allocates $1.5 million to help measles vaccination efforts in Somalia

11 Jul 2014
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Thousands of people in Somalia are at risk of disability or death if they are not urgently vaccinated against the highly contagious disease.

 
On 10 July 2014, the Emergency Relief Coordinator allocated US$ 1.5 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to help humanitarian partners in Somalia respond to a deadly measles outbreak.
The CERF funds will allow the World Health Organization (WHO) and the UN Children├óÔé¼Ôäós Fund (UNICEF) to support immunization activities targeting 520,000 children and preventive measures to contain the virus.

CERF allocates $1.4 million to fight outbreak of polio in Somalia

25 Oct 2013
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14 August 2013: For the first time since 2007, a case of wild poliovirus was reported in Somalia on 9 May 2013.

14 August 2013: For the first time since 2007, a case of wild poliovirus was reported in Somalia on 9 May 2013. Since that case was confirmed in May, an additional 31 polio cases have been reported in the South Central zone of Somalia. Another six polio cases have been reported among Somali refugees in Dadaab, Northeast Kenya, suggesting the risk of widespread and cross-border transmission of the virus.
 

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