UN Emergency fund gives $75 million in relief aid to Sahel and Horn of AfricaListen /
The UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has allocated $75 million to scale up aid in the neglected regions of the West African Sahel and the Horn of Africa.
That's according to Lisa Doughten, Chief of CERF.
The Fund just selected 11 countries in the Horn of Africa and West Africa's Sahel region for its 2014 Underfunded Second Round.
Since it's inception in 2006, CERF has given 3.6 billion to crises around the world of which 1.2 billion dollars has been given to forgotten or neglected crises.
Ms Doughten started by explaining to Anzhelika Devis how the Fund operates.