UN Emergency Fund Earmarks Aid for Bolivia, Colombia

The United Nations’ Central Emergency Response Fund is offering immediate aid to households reeling from drought in Bolivia and floods in Colombia.

Bolivia will receive USD2.7 million from the fund. The money, which will be channeled through UNICEF, the World Food Program, World Health Organization, Food and Agriculture Organization, and U.N. Population Fund, will be used to provide potable water, agricultural items and health services.

Meantime, the fund has allocated USD3.6 million to help build shelters, provide food aid, distribute agricultural input and livestock, and offer health services in flood-hit areas of Colombia. WFP, UNICEF, FAO, the International Organization on Migration and Pan American Health Organization will administer the funding.

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    Ma. Rizza Leonzon

    As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.