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

from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 29 Jan 2014

This report reviews funding allocated to West and Central Africa countries by the United Nations Central Emergency Fund. It covers the period from January to December 2013

In 2013, The United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) allocated over US$104.5 million to 14 countries in West and Central Africa to respond urgently to various humanitarian crises. With US$17.8 million, Mali is the largest recipient of CERF in the region, followed by the Central African Republic (CAR) which received US$ 15.8 million, Niger (US$14.3 million) and Chad (US$ 13 million).

In 2013, a total amount of US$67.2 million was allocated to seven Sahel countries to reduce malnutrition and food insecurity, provide life-saving assistance to the most vulnerable, including refugees, internally displaced people and host communities, as well as to strengthen communities’ resilience to future shocks.

The CERF is a funding mechanism used to quickly and effectively address humanitarian emergencies. In 2013, the CERF injected over US$ 481.9 million across the world.

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