2016 CERF underfunded emergencies (UFE): First allocation round

Dita Anggraeni

$100 million has been approved from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) during the first 2016 underfunded emergencies allocation round to assist 5.3 million people in nine silent and severely underfunded crises. The funds will sustain life-saving relief in emergencies where levels of risk and vulnerability are alarmingly high, but available resources for humanitarian response are critically low. The funding will address three humanitarian priorities: The displacement crisis that stretches across much of Central and Eastern Africa, caused by conflicts and violence in South Sudan, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, with funding for Burundi ($13 million), Ethiopia ($11 million), Kenya ($4 million), Sudan ($7 million), Tanzania ($11 million) and Uganda ($18 million); the humanitarian consequences of conflict and food insecurity in Libya ($12 million) and Mali ($16 million); and the protracted and forgotten humanitarian crisis in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea ($8 million).