KATHMANDU, September 11: The UN’s Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has announced US$4.8 million new humanitarian funding to help address urgent needs amongst flood affected communities in the Terai.
“The CERF is one of the fastest ways that the UN have to support people affected by crises” UN Resident Coordinator Valerie Julliand said. “These funds will allow the Humanitarian Country Team through UN agencies and their partners to quickly scale-up their urgent activities and deliver additional shelter, food, critical health care and more to 700,000 people.”
“This latest disaster has impacted already vulnerable and poor regions of Nepal including areas of the Terai which were affected by major flooding in 2014. Schools, medical centers, and houses have been destroyed and large areas of crops washed away. Immediate assistance is now needed to help people recover and to prevent a further worsening of the humanitarian situation.”
“The rapid allocation from the CERF is hugely important and my appreciation goes to all donors to the fund whose support will help to reduce human suffering and to restore dignity”, Julliand said.