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During early 2007, UN emergency fund provided $130 million to those in need

A landmark United Nations fund has provided $130 million during the first three months of this year for activities delivering aid to those who need it most in programmes ranging from distributing food and clothing to flood victims in Southern Africa and South America to providing much-needed vaccines to respond to cholera and meningitis outbreaks in West Africa.

On its 1st anniversary, $376 million provided by UN fund for emergencies

Today marks the first anniversary of a landmark United Nations fund which has significantly reduced the time in which aid is delivered to those most in need, and to date, $376.1 million has been distributed in 40 countries through almost 400 projects, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) announced.