Regional Office for West and Central Africa Bulletin: Central Emergency Response Fund, January - March 2012

CERF allocates over 61 million dollars for humanitarian response in West and Central Africa

The United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has allocated in the first quarter of 2012, more than $ 61 million to ten countries in West and Central Africa, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire, Mali, Cameroon, Senegal, Mauritania, The Gambia, Central African Republic (CAR), Burkina Faso and the Republic of Congo. Of this amount, over $ 23 million was allocated under the "underfunded emergencies" window to Côte d’Ivoire, CAR, Chad and Congo. The food crisis in the Sahel has received 55 per cent of all the allocations, with $ 34 million given to the nutrition and food security sectors. Chad is the largest recipient with $ 10.9 million, followed by Côte d’Ivoire and Mali each receiving $ 7 million.

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