Press Releases and Statements

14 Nov 2011
CERF allocates $2 million to control locust upsurge in Madagascar

14 November 2011 : The Central Emergency Response Fund has allocated $2 million to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in response to a locust upsurge in Madagascar.

CERF funds will be used to safeguard the food security of rural communities affected by the locusts, especially in the South where 68 per cent of households are food insecure.

The FAO project is designed to not only arrest the current upsurge but to reduce locust populations to protect...

21 Sep 2011
CERF provides $2.7 million for Lesotho food crisis response

Some $2.7 million was provided from the CERF for UN agencies to respond to a food security crisis in Lesotho. Heavy rains caused widespread destruction to Lesotho’s farming in late 2010 and early 2011. Food security assessments showed that food shortages caused by the rains had combined with already high food prices to cause acute vulnerability, particularly among poorer households.

Nearly $1.6 million was allocated by the CERF to the Food and Agriculture...

03 May 2011
CERF allocates close to $ 1.2 million in response to severe flooding in Namibia

CERF in Action - Rapid Response

21 April 2011: CERF allocates $1.2 In response to flooding triggered by the heaviest recorded rainfall ever in the country, CERF has allocated some $1.2 million for humanitarian response in Namibia.

The World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) will receive some $500,000 to bolster emergency response in the areas of health and nutrition. Some $350,000...

27 Feb 2011
CERF allocates $4 million in response to ongoing drought in Madagascar

9 February 2011: In response to the protracted drought situation primarily in the south of the country, CERF has allocated $4 million for humanitarian response in Madagascar.

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) will receive some $1.6 million to improve access to basic healthcare, control disease outbreaks, promote hygiene, and provide nutrition security for women and children. Some $1.5 million has been allocated to the World Food Programme (WFP) for...

23 Feb 2011
Situation humanitaire en République Démocratique du Congo - Note d'information à la presse, 23 février 2011

- Le Coordonnateur de l'action humanitaire des Nations Unies, M. Fidèle Sarrassoro, vient d'autoriser l'octroi de 2,8 millions de dollars américains du Fonds commun (Pooled Fund) pour répondre aux besoins humanitaires des personnes expulsées de l'Angola. Cette enveloppe va couvrir les besoins de protection de l'enfant dans le Kasai Occidental ainsi que les besoins en santé, sécurité alimentaire et articles non alimentaires dans les provinces concernées notamment...