Underfunded Emergencies Window: 2017 first allocation

Dita Anggraeni

The Emergency Relief Coordinator has allocated $100 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) for the 2017 first underfunded emergencies round to assist some six million people in neglected crises in nine countries. The funds will sustain life-saving relief in emergencies where humanitarian suffering is alarmingly high, but available resources are critically low. The funding will address

• Protracted and underfunded needs in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK);

• Conflict displacement and needs arising from the humanitarian consequences of the Lake Chad / Boko Haram crisis in Cameroon, Niger and Nigeria;

• Assistance to refugees in Uganda, internal conflict in Libya and internal violence and insecurity in Mali; and

• Severe drought in Somalia and Madagascar.