CERF allocates over $ 69 million for humanitarian emergencies in West and Central Africa in 2011
In 2011, the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has allocated $ 69.2 million to 11 West and Central Africa countries to meet various humanitarian crises, including 19 million granted under the « under-funded emergencies » window.
With $ 19.5 million, Chad was the largest recipient of CERF in the re-gion , followed by Côte d’Ivoire which received $ 16.3 million. In Chad, these funds were mainly used to respond to the needs of internally displaced populations in the East and South of the country and to deal with outbreaks. In Côte d’Ivoire the CERF grant helped meet humani-tarian needs caused by the post-election crisis. Niger, which recorded a high number of returnees from Libya is the third largest recepient of CERF totalling $ 15.7 million.