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27 Apr 2011 description

What is the Central Emergency Response Fund?

Five years ago, the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) was established to bring a new dynamic to tackling emergencies. CERF’s creation was an acknowledgement that the humanitarian system had become too slow and cumbersome in releasing funds.

06 Dec 2010 description


The Desert Locust (SGR1) activities increased in November in Sudan where ground operations controlled various instar hopper bands and adult groups in more than 6,900 ha in the Northern, the River Nile, Khartoum and Red Sea States. Some adults moved to the northeast of the country and laid eggs while a few crossed the Red Sea and reached northeastern coast of Saudi Arabia on November 30th. Breeding continued in northwestern Mauritania where control operations treated 400 ha.

10 Aug 2010 description

This report covers the period 1 January to 30 June 2010

Programme Summary:

The first six months of 2010 were characterized by two major earthquake events in Haiti and Chile that required a massive response effort, leveraging the full range of the Movement's disaster response resources, as well as its global coordination and technical assistance capacities. The response operations both demonstrated IFRC's capacity to scale up quickly through the deployment of a focused and flexible global surge capacity.

05 Aug 2010 description


The Desert Locust (SGR1): SGR situation remained fairly calm in July and only 100 ha were treated in central Algeria. Scattered adults were reported in northern Sudan and Eastern Ethiopia and a similar situation may be present in southern Mauritania, Mali, Niger, eastern Chad, Eritrea, the interior of Yemen as well as along the Indo-Pakistan borders.

04 Nov 2004 description

Report on ICRC activities in the field

Tracing activities

On 26 October, 44 children and 10 elderly people were reunited with family members from whom they had been separated by the war in southern Sudan. This was the culmination of a two-year process involving over 50 ICRC staff in seven different locations in Sudan and Kenya. The separated relatives were reunited by means of an airlift between various parts of southern Sudan and Nyala, in southern Darfur.

21 Jul 2004 description

CCA Guidance for August-September-October at One Month Lead

The outlook for Sahel rainfall at one month lead (sahelASO1.gif) shows a tilt in the odds favoring above average rainfall over central Chad, portions of eastern Niger, and eastern Mali. There is a tilt in the odds favoring below normal rainfall locally over western Mali and southeastern Senegal. Climatology is expected elsewhere.

Gulf of Guinea