Regional Office for West and Central Africa Bulletin on CERF Central Emergency Response Fund, July - September 2011

Report
from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 30 Sep 2011

This report reviews funding allocated to West and Central Africa countries by the United Nations Central Emergency Fund. It covers the period from July - September 2011.

Over US$ 55 million from CERF for humanitarian emergencies in West and Central Africa

CERF has allocated $18,4 million during the third quarter

During the 2011 third quarter, the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has allocated a total of nearly $18.6 million to Côte d’Ivoire, Chad, Niger and Ghana. Respectively $6.2 million and $2 million have been awarded to Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana to provide assistance to people affected by post electoral crisis in Côte d’Ivoire : refugees, IDPs and members of the host communities. The CERF has also provided over $4.2 million to curb the cholera outbreak in Chad, where 13,600 cases had been reported as of 11 September. The humanitarian community in Niger will receive $6 million from the “Under-Funded Emergencies” window in order to assist people who are facing chronic humanitarian needs.

These new grants bring to over $55 million the total amount of CERF alloca-tions injected since January 2011 in seven West and Central Africa countries: Côte d’Ivoire, Chad, Liberia, Central African Republic, Niger, Ghana and Mau-ritania.

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