Central African Republic: CERF allocations 2013/2014 (as of 19 March 2014)
The Central African Republic (CAR) has descended into chaos and deadly violence following months of political crisis, lawlessness and deepening humanitarian needs. UN agencies estimate that 2 million people, almost half of the population, are in need of assistance.
On 9 December, three days before a system-wide Level 3 emergency was declared, the Emergency Relief Coordinator approved a US$9.8 million CERF allocation to support relief efforts in CAR. An additional $9.8 million allocation was approved on 14 February 2014, bringing total funding to the current crisis to $19.6 million. CERF had already allocated $7.1 million to provide assistance in CAR in May 2013, after violence between armed groups and communities flared.
In 2013 and 2014, CERF provided $20.7 million to neighboring Cameroon, Chad, Congo and Democratic Republic of Congo to assist returnees and refugees from CAR.
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