Myanmar: US$9 million for flood relief

7 Aug 2015
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A US$ 9 million allocation from CERF to humanitarian agencies will allow aid organizations to rapidly scale up operations in response to the devastating floods.
 
(New York, 7 August 2015) Major flooding and monsoon rains have affected more than 330,000 people in Myanmar in recent weeks, and at least 88 people have lost their lives. As the United Nations and humanitarian partners step up their support to national relief efforts, the Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O’Brien is releasing funds from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF).
 
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Yemen: Record allocation for life-saving medicine

29 Jun 2015
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A US$ 8 million allocation from CERF to WHO will enable the delivery of life-saving medicines for non-communicable diseases for hundreds of thousands of people in Yemen.

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) response to the crisis in Yemen has been bolstered by an injection of US$ 8 million from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF). This is the largest single allocation from CERF to WHO to date, and will be used for the delivery of life-saving medicines for non-communicable diseases.

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CERF: Providing a lifeline for people in forgotten crises

17 Jan 2014
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UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos allocates $95.5 million to help people caught in 11 underfunded crises.

United 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.

Polio outbreak prompts CERF to release $2 million to assist people at risk in Yemen

13 Jan 2014
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The first case of polio was reported in the Horn of Africa in May 2013. Since then, the virus has spread as Somali refugees moved to neighbouring countries, including Kenya and Yemen.

6 August 2013: People in Yemen are at risk of contracting wild poliovirus due to a large influx of Somali refugees. The first case of polio was reported in the Horn of Africa in May 2013. Since then, the virus has spread as Somali refugees moved to neighbouring countries, including Kenya and Yemen. 

Yemen 2014

Total allocations: US$ 13,897,833

Underfunded Emergencies
In January 2014, CERF allocated $14 million from its first Underfunded Emergencies window to help humanitarian partners sustain aid operations in Yemen.

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