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28 Feb 2017 description

In 2016, the Surge Capacity Section (SCS) managed 144 deployments to 32 countries.

07 Jan 2015 description

Donor contributions are monetary donations provided by Governments and the private sector. This mechanism gives them the opportunity to pool their unearmarked contributions to a specific country. With these pooled donations, CBPFs offer rapid and flexible financing instruments to scale up humanitarian operations, increase humanitarian access, and strengthen our partnerships with local and international NGOs and UN agencies. This complements the overall humanitarian response based on affected people's needs identified under country-specific strategic response plans.

04 Apr 2014 description

Of 4.9 million people in South Sudan in need of humanitarian assistance, aid organizations are targeting 3.2 million by June. As of 20 March, 925,700 people have been reached.

23 Jul 2013 description

The 2011 drought in the Horn of Africa left 13.3 million people in need of humanitarian assistance. CERF funds have been used to address the crisis as rainfall levels diminished towards the end of 2010. More than US$128 million was allocated to drought-affected persons in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia in 2011. In 2012, another $20 million, followed by $21 million in 2013, was allocated to the region – mostly through the Underfunded Emergency window. Since 2011, CERF has disbursed a total of $169.8 million to the Horn of Africa.

23 Jul 2013 description

The 2011 drought in the Horn of Africa left 13.3 million people in need of humanitarian assistance. CERF funds have been used to alleviate the crisis as food insecurity increased due to limited rain fall at the end of 2010. More than US$128 million was allocated to drought-affected persons in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia in 2011.

04 Jun 2013 description

Ethiopia’s Ministry of Health has launched an emergency mass-vaccination campaign against yellow fever in response to six cases confirmed in the South Omo zone of the Southern Nations, Nationalities and People’s region (SNNPR).

30 Apr 2013 description

22 Apr 2013 - Heavy rains over the past two weeks continue to cause flooding in Ethiopia. More than 9,000 households were affected in Somali region, and an additional 1,300 households were affected across Oromiya and the Southern Nations, Nationalities and People’s Region (SNNPR)

Link: Ethiopia Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin, 22 April 2013

16 Dec 2011 description

The Horn of Africa crisis continues to affect 13.3 million people, including 3 million people in southern Somalia. In Djibouti, the population is facing the country’s sixth consecutive failed rainy season

13 Oct 2011 description

Ongoing conflict between Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Sudanese People’s Liberation Movement - North (SPLM-N) has led to new displacements and refugees from both South Kordofan and Blue Nile states. UNHCR now reports 27,500 refugees have crossed in to Ethiopia, necessitating the opening of a new refugee camp.

28 Sep 2011 description

More than 13 million people in the Horn of Africa are in need of life-saving assistance. While this emergency has made international headlines only in July, when famine was declared in parts of Somalia, country-based pooled funds in Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia already supported the humanitarian response to address the effects of the drought with US $69.2 million before July. Combined, the three Funds have allocated $108.2 million to this emergency in 2011 (as of 15 September 2011).

16 Sep 2011 description

Famine was first declared in two areas of Somalia on 20 July and has since spread to another four areas of southern Somalia. Conditions are expected to deteriorate further.