Pakistan 2012

CERF provides US$9.9 million for flood-affected people in Pakistan

25 October 2012: According to Government estimates, almost 5 million people have been affected by the 2012 flooding in southern Pakistan.

Many of these people were still recovering from Pakistan’s unprecedented floods of 2010 and the severe 2011 flooding. They are among the poorest and most vulnerable people in Pakistan.

In response, the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has allocated US$9.9 million to help UN agencies and humanitarian partners provide water, food, shelter and health care to thousands of families devastated by this year’s floods.

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CERF provides $12 million in rapid response funding for Pakistan

2 April 2012: Pakistan’s north-western areas of Khyber-Pakhtunkwa Province (KP) and Federally Administered Tribal Area (FATA) have experienced significant population movements over the past few years as a result of generalized violence.

In response to urgent humanitarian needs in 2012, the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) provided $11,970,485 to six United Nations agencies in Pakistan.

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) received the largest allocation of $4.3 million to provide protection and critical assistance, including shelter and non food items, for 112,000 people in KP and FATA.  The World Food Programme (WFP) received $3.6 million to support emergency food assistance for some 16,000 families or 112,000 people during in three months.

CERF in Action - Rapid Response


CERF provides $15 million in underfunded grants to UN agencies in Pakistan

The Central Emergency Response Fund provided $14,845,730 in underfunded grants to six UN agencies and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Pakistan. The grants will target affected populations in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA.

The World Food Programme (WFP) received the largest underfunded grant of $4.7 million to provide food assistance to 126,000 affected people in KP and FATA. Five projects of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) were funded by CERF in the amount of $4.4 million to support quality education, water, hygiene and sanitation services, nutrition assistance and education for affected people.

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) received a grant of $2.8 million to support camp management, emergency shelter, non-food items and protection assistance for 67,000 people. IOM received $1.4 million from the Fund for a project which will provide non-food items and ensure transport and emergency communication support for affected communities. A $1.1 million grant to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) will help support the livelihoods of some 170,000 people through preservation of livestock and poultry assets; improvement of quantity and quality of livestock through veterinary treatments and improved animal health practices; and diversification of diet and nutritional intake through distribution of milking tools and milk preservation containers.

CERF in Action - Underfunded Emergencies