Press Releases

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...

09 Dec 2009
UN Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator urges continued support for Zimbabwe's still fragile humanitarian situation
(Harare/New York, 9 December 2009): United Nations Assistant-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator Catherine Bragg today concluded a three-day mission to Zimbabwe noting that the country's humanitarian situation has significantly improved, but cautioned that continued humanitarian assistance is still required to maintain the positive gains.

At the end of her February 2009 visit, Ms Bragg had agreed with the government and...