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Posted on 08/01/2014 - 13:53
  Fifty-one-year old Sarah Mupakati does not remember the last time she ate sadza, a cooked cornmeal. She opens her one-room tent which she shares with her five grown-up children - the corner that serves as her pantry is empty. It has been like that for...



Posted on 07/25/2014 - 09:48
  The UN Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC), Valerie Amos, has allocated US$75 million from CERF to support 11 countries in two regions where humanitarian needs are high but financial support is low: West Africa’s Sahel and the Horn of Africa. With...



Posted on 07/23/2014 - 09:08
  Five-year old Ehsam (not his real name) had suffered from a debilitating inguinal hernia since he was six months old. Funding from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) helped get him the life-saving treatment he needed. Fairly common and...



Posted on 06/25/2014 - 16:19
2013 was another busy year for the humanitarian community and for the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF). In 2013, $482 million in CERF funds supported aid agencies responding to crises in 45 countries. Two thirds of that total, some $307 million, kick-started...



Posted on 04/29/2014 - 08:24
  Thousands of families that fled fighting in Zamboanga City in September 2013 are still living in makeshift shelters and tents in overcrowded spaces. Credit: OCHA/Russell Geekie Thousands of families that fled fighting in Zamboanga City in September...