Regional Office for West and Central Africa Bulletin - Central Emergency Response Fund Third Quarter 2013

Report
from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 24 Oct 2013

For the third quarter of 2013, CERF disburses US$ 25 million for Life saving programs in West and Central Africa

During the third quarter of 2013, the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) allocated USD$25 million to Cameroon, Chad, Guinea Bissau, Mauritania, and Niger. Cameroon received USD$4 million to address Nigerian refugees fleeing violence in the Northeast; Chad, received USD$5.2 million to address the on-going needs of populations affected by the food and nutrition crisis and to provide assistance to displaced populations from Libya, Nigeria and Sudan; Guinea Bissau received USD$3.1 million to address food insecurity; Mauritania received USD$4 million to support agriculture, food and nutrition programs; Niger received USD$8.6 million to respond to the food and nutrition crisis, to build resilience of pastoralists as well as to provide assistance to refugees and returnees fleeing violence in Nigeria.

From January to September 2013, CERF has allocated, so far, a total of US$85 million to 13 countries in West and Central Africa.

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