Pooled funds support famine response (Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen) (as of 20 June 2017)

from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 20 Jun 2017

With more than 20 million people in North-East Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen facing or at risk of famine, US$240 million in coordinated allocations from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) and Country-Based Pooled Funds (CBPFs) were critical to the scale up of humanitarian action in those countries in the first half of 2017. By leveraging their comparative advantages – such as CERF’s disbursement speed and CBPF’s direct funding for local NGOs – strategic use of these funds helped partners deliver a stronger collective response, ensuring maximum impact of limited resources.

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