Countries 2014

CERF allocations are made to ensure a rapid response to sudden-onset emergencies or to rapidly deteriorating conditions in an existing emergency and to support humanitarian response activities within an underfunded emergency.

The table below summarizes CERF allocations made through the Rapid Response window and Underfunded Emergencies window in 2014. Please note that the table does not show all of the 11 recipient countries of the first round of underfunded emergencies grants, since a number of specific projects are pending final submission.

Solomon Islands 2014

The Solomon Islands, a group of 992 islands located in the Pacific Ocean, is highly vulnerable to natural disasters, including cyclones, tsunamis, floods and drought.

In April 2014, Heavy rain brought by Tropical Cyclone Ita caused some of the worst flash flooding in the history of the country. The floods caused extensive damage to homes, infrastructure, health, livelihoods and agriculture. At least 22 people were killed and an estimated 52,000 people were affected.

CERF allocates US$1.7 million for emergency water and food for thousands of families in Sri Lanka

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On 10 July, the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) provided US$1.7 million for the provision of water and food to drought-stricken communities in Sri Lanka.

The failed annual northeast monsoon, which runs from December to February and supplies water for Sri Lanka’s agricultural production, resulted in severe crop losses and water shortages. By the end of March 2014, over 240,000 families had been affected, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

Sri Lanka 2014

Following the end of a 26-year civil war in 2009, Sri Lanka’s humanitarian challenges are mainly related to natural disasters, including floods, landslides and drought. In 2014, after the northeast monsoon failed, prolonged drought damaged crops and dried up water supplies in many regions of Sri Lanka.

CERF allocates $1.5 million to help measles vaccination efforts in Somalia

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On 10 July 2014, the Emergency Relief Coordinator allocated US$ 1.5 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to help humanitarian partners in Somalia respond to a deadly measles outbreak.

The CERF funds will allow the World Health Organization (WHO) and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to support immunization activities targeting 520,000 children and preventive measures to contain the virus.

Somalia 2014

Somalia has been beset by decades of conflict, drought, chronic food insecurity and displacement. More than 850,000 people are in need of urgent life-saving assistance and a further 2 million people are struggling to meet their own minimal food requirements.

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