$86 million allocated for neglected humanitarian crises

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Valerie Amos

Eighty-six million dollars has been allocated by the United Nations humanitarian chief, Valerie Amos, for operations in some of the world's worst, yet neglected crises.

The money, earmarked for 10 countries, comes from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) established by the UN General Assembly to make funding for humanitarian emergencies faster and more equitable.

Deputy UN spokesperson, Farhan Haq, has more.

"The funding from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) will ensure life-saving relief work continues in ten countries, including in Colombia, Myanmar, Sudan and Yemen, where needs are high but financial support is low. Ms. Amos said that people living through some of the most critical humanitarian crises do not always receive the attention that they need. She said that the new allocations will go to help millions of people who are caught in crises that have been forgotten or overshadowed by other emergencies." (20")

Since CERF was established in 2006 it has received more than $3.35 billion from 125 Member States and dozens of private-sector donors.

The fund has allocated over $3.2 billion for humanitarian agencies operating in 88 countries and territories.

Derrick Mbatha, United Nations.

Duration: 1'19"

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