The Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC) has allocated $125 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) for the 2019 first Underfunded Emergencies round to assist some 9 million people in neglected crises across thirteen countries. This is the largest underfunded allocation in CERF history, made possible by the increasing generosity and diversity of donors to the fund.
This allocation round marks the first time country proposals have given specific consideration to addressing four chronically neglected areas, following recommendations by the ERC:
More than half a million women and girls will receive support in the area of gender-based violence and close to 400,000 will get access to critical reproductive health care. A total of $24 million will go to projects helping over two million people in need of immediate protection across ten countries.
Over $7 million will support education efforts for over 150,000 children across Cameroon, Chad, Colombia, DRC, Madagascar, Niger, oPt and Ukraine. Over 350,000 persons with disability across all countries will benefit from CERF funding.