Press Releases

12 Apr 2011
Emergency Response Fund (ERF) Zimbabwe Update, April 2011

ERF News

The Emergency Response Fund (ERF) hosted a donor round table on 24 March 2011 as part of efforts to replenish the Fund. Speakers at the function included the Norwegian Ambassador, Christian Care representing National NGOs, Help Germany representing International NGOs who have received ERF funding in the past and the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator. The ERF is seeking $6.5million in 2011 to meet unplanned emergency interventions and is a part of CAP...

01 Mar 2011
Zimbabwe: Emergency Response Fund (ERF) Update, March 2011
ERF News:

Review of the ERF Charter and adoption of a criterion for selection of projects to be funded under the ERF has been completed. In a Board meeting on 15 February 2011, chaired by the Humanitarian Coordinator and attended by representatives of national and international NGOs as well as UN agencies, the Board reviewed proposed changes and made the following recommendations. h Scope of ERF supported interventions to be better defined. Deletion of Statement of...

19 Jul 2010
Emergency Response Fund (ERF) Zimbabwe Update for June - July 2010
ERF News:

- The ERF Advisory Board has recommended 4 proposals from Health and WASH clusters.

- Out of 5 projects proposals reviewed by the ERF board, only was not recommended for non compliance.

04 May 2010
(Harare/New York, 4 May 2010) - Some 5 million children in Zimbabwe will receive urgently needed protection from the spread of measles thanks to a $5.6 million allocation from the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF).

"The CERF contribution will allow for urgent programmes to immunize children against this deadly disease. Halting the spread of measles now should avert a number of preventable deaths", said John Holmes, the United Nations Emergency...

14 Jan 2010
CERF allocates $5 million for protracted relief and recovery operation in Zimbabwe
14 January 2010: Zimbabwe is still in a major economic crisis with 94 percent unemployment, industries working at less than 40 percent of capacity, rock bottom private sector confidence, little cash circulating among the vast majority of Zimbabweans, and barter trade estimated at 37 percent in rural areas.

In addition, the overall humanitarian needs in the country are still pressing. According to the recently launched 2010 CAP for Zimbabwe, an estimated six million...