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.

Central African Republic: Healing a broken health system

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With support from the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), the World Health Organization (WHO) has taken the first step to restoring Central African Republic’s (CAR) shattered health system.

In the midst of conflict and mass displacement, WHO undertook a nationwide assessment of the countries health system, providing a complete overview of the functionality and needs of more than 800 hospitals, clinics and other health facilities.

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CERF bolsters medical personnel and supply delivery in Ebola-affected countries

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United Nations humanitarian chief Valerie Amos has allocated US$3.8 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) for the UN Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) to support humanitarian operations in the Ebola-struck West Africa region.

Reduced commercial travel in the region has hindered the urgent deployment of healthcare personnel and supplies. This has severely affected the scale up of the urgent life-saving response to the Ebola outbreak in the region.

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CERF response to Ebola outbreak

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In March 2014, a severe Ebola outbreak rippled through West Africa. To-date, more than 3,500 people have been infected and over 1,900 killed. In response to the crisis, the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) allocated some US$7.58 million to help humanitarian partners fight the epidemic. 

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Clean water for flood victims in Paraguay

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In March 2014, heavy rain caused the Paraná and Paraguay rivers in Paraguay to overflow, affecting 230,000 people. In response, the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) allocated  US$2.2 million to help the victims of the flood.

The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) received $715,000 from CERF to restore clean water and sanitation services for 5,730 families in two departments of Paraguay affected by the floods.

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