Press Releases

21 Aug 2014
Sri Lanka: CERF allocates US$1.7 million for emergency water and food for thousands of families in Sri Lanka

On 10 July, the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) provided US$1.7 million for the provision of water and food to drought-stricken communities in Sri Lanka.

The failed annual northeast monsoon, which runs from December to February and supplies water for Sri Lanka’s agricultural production, resulted in severe crop losses and water shortages. By the end of March 2014, over 240,000 families had been affected, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of...

23 Jul 2014
Bangladesh: Delivering emergency care to the most vulnerable

Five-year old Ehsam (not his real name) had suffered from a debilitating inguinal hernia since he was six months old. Funding from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) helped get him the life-saving treatment he needed.

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16 Jul 2014
Philippines: Humanitarian community on standby with Typhoon Rammasun

Typhoon Rammasun (known locally as Glenda) is the first typhoon to strike the Philippines since Super Typhoon Haiyan on 8 November 2013. The typhoon crossed large areas of South Luzon, Albay and through Metro Manila, heading towards Bataan. It is expected to leave the Philippines Area of Responsibility by Thursday morning.

“We are in close communication with respective government counterparts as well as the Humanitarian Country Team and field offices for constant...

07 Jul 2014
Indonesia: Indonesia Humanitarian Bulletin | April - June 2014 [EN/ID]


• Overall decrease in disaster events in 2014

• Two volcano eruptions – Mt. Sangeangapi and Mt. Sinabung

• UNDAC course hosted by BNPB and OCHA

• HRF plans to phase out by September 2014


Natural Disaster (Apr-Jun 2014)

  • Natural Disaster 293

  • Total Affected 32,070 population

  • Casualties 61

Overall number of disaster events...

19 Jun 2014
Philippines: Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) Consolidated Cluster Briefs 19 June 2014

Camp Coordination and Camp Management Cluster


The Camp Coordination and Camp Management Cluster tracks and monitors displacement flows in all displacement sites in order to define caseloads, identify vulnerable groups, monitor and coordinate service provision and advocate durable solutions for IDPs.

The CCCM Cluster, led by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), has...