Press Releases and Statements
11 Jan 2010
CERF allocates $ 2.6 million for food insecure populations in Mozambique
The lean season (hunger gap) in Mozambique begins in October and lasts until February. But due to delayed rains in many of the affected areas, this year the lean season is expected to extend into April. The lean season, particularly the month of February, will be a critical and difficult period of food security for people in Maputo, Gaza, Inhambane, Sofala, Manica, Tete, Zambezia and Nampula Provinces.
To ease this problem, CERF has allocated $2.6 million to humanitarian...
11 May 2009
CERF Newsletter May 2009
CERF Advisory Group concludes deliberations in New York
The CERF Advisory Group met in New York on 28 and 29 April 2009. Ms. Yoka Brandt of the Netherlands was elected as chair and Mr. Moazzam Malik of the UK as vice-chair.
The Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mr. John Holmes presented a review of the CERF, including progress made against the Management Response Matrix, developed in response to the recommendations made by...
01 Apr 2009
United Nations seeks USD 2.7 million for flood affected people in Namibia
(Johannesburg, 2 April 2009): The United Nations is seeking US$2.7 million to support the Republic of Namibia respond to floods caused by heavy rains that have displaced nearly 13,000 and damaged the homes and livelihoods of a total of 350,000 people.
The Government has responded to the crisis by establishing 21 relocation camps in six regions for the affected, through a US$11 million allocation of emergency funding. The number of people in relocation centres continues to...
04 Mar 2008
International humanitarian community seeks $30million for 239,000 people affected by cyclones in Madagascar
(Johannesburg/Antananarivo/New York: 4 March 2008): The international humanitarian community is seeking more than $30 million to support the Government of Madagascar in providing relief to 239,000 people who lost their homes, crops and other belongings in two tropical cyclones in less than a month.
Cyclone Fame struck the island on 27 January 2008, followed by category 4 Cyclone Ivan on 17 February 2008. They intersected, although at different times, in the central...
11 Feb 2008
International humanitarian community seeks $89 million to respond to devastating floods in four Southern African countries
(Johannesburg/New York/Geneva, 11 February 2008): The international humanitarian community is seeking nearly $89 million to help the governments of Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe respond to floods that have destroyed thousands of homes, devastated crops and left some 449,000 people in immediate need of humanitarian assistance. The funds sought will also be used to prepare for a...