CERF to Free Funds for Displaced Yemenis, Pakistanis

The United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund is granting more than $11.2 million to help people displaced by conflicts in Pakistan and Yemen.

CERF is providing nearly $5 million to fund efforts by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to protect internally displaced people in the northwest part of Pakistan, which has seen renewed military operations.

The fund also plans to disburse the following amounts in response to the crisis in Yemen:

- $250,000 to UNICEF to monitor and respond to violations against children’s rights.

- $320,000 to UNHCR to improve national capacity to protect violence victims.

- $1.7 million to the World Health Organization and the United Nations Population Fund for mass casualty management.

- More than $4 million to UNHCR and the International Organization for Migration to render emergency assistance and to the World Food Program to provide food aid.

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