CERF allocates $4 million
25 January 2012: Some US$104 million has been allocated by the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to bolster humanitarian operations in 13 neglected humanitarian emergencies around the world: Central African Republic, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Djibouti, Eritrea, Haiti, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Republic of Congo, South Sudan and Syria. Allocations have been given through the CERF’s underfunded grants window in January 2012.
CERF funds will be prioritized by the Resident and Humanitarian Coordinators in each of these countries for critical life-saving programmes, as identified by the UN agencies and NGO partners. Specific projects will be developed and proposed by these humanitarian country teams in February 2012.