Underfunded Emergencies Window: 2017 second round

Dita Anggraeni

The Emergency Relief Coordinator has allocated $45 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) for the 2017 second underfunded emergencies round to assist vulnerable people in four neglected crises. The funds will support life-saving relief operations in Afghanistan, the Central African Republic (CAR), Chad and Sudan, where humanitarian suffering is alarmingly high, but available resources are critically low. As some of the world’s most protracted crises, these countries are affected by both internal conflict and insecurity in neighbouring countries as well as recurrent natural disasters. The number of people in need of humanitarian assistance in these countries is 21.2 million, which includes the internally displaced, affected host communities, refugee inflows and outflows.