Nigeria + 3 more

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