In 2016, CERF allocated US$ 295 million – approximately 67 per cent of annual global allocations – to support life-saving humanitarian activities across Africa. Over $166 million was allocated through CERF’s Rapid Response window to kick-start humanitarian operations in response to new or rapidly deteriorating emergencies, while nearly $129 million was allocated through CERF’s Underfunded Emergencies window to help underfunded and neglected emergencies. CERF's support enabled UN agencies and partners to respond to the needs of people affected by Africa's major crises, including the Lake Chad Basin, South Sudan and Burundi crises. This includes refugees in neighboring countries who have fled conflict, as well as the communities hosting them.
- UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
- To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit https://www.unocha.org/.