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17 January 2014 - 2:07pmUnited Nations Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos has allocated US$95.5 million to sustain emergency aid operations in some of the world’s worst, yet most neglected, humanitarian crises. This funding from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) is the first of its two-part annual allocation for...
5 June 2013 - 1:38pmIn early May, a drought disaster was declared across the northern outreaches of the Marshall Islands – a small nation of about 54,000 people spread across 1,200 islands, islets and atolls in the northern Pacific. The announcement followed months of little or no rain which saw limited fresh water...