Alerts

Alerts on emergencies, describing situations on the ground. Alerts are issued prior to an ACT Appeal from members.

Djibouti: Influx of Refugees from Yemen due to Conflict

ACT Alliance Alert Reference Number: 07/2015. Yemen is facing its worst crisis in many years due fighting between both government and Houthi forces. A coalition of about 10 nations headed by Saudi Arabia has stared air strikes over north-western Yemen and the capital Sana’a in support of the sitting president Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi against the Houthi forces. There are reports of civilians being affected by the fighting and the airstrikes, but also casualties including children. Many Yemenis are fleeing the country and preparatory work in neighbouring countries, Djibouti being one of them, is necessary. At this stage ACT Alliance member Lutheran World Federation (LWF), currently working in Ali Addeh and Hol Hol refugee camp in Djibouti, is preparing for an influx of refugees crossing the straight of Aden. A response system is in place. However an influx of refugees from Yemen will result in new challenges as Djibouti is already hosting refugees from mainly Somalia and only has limited capacities to manage an influx on their own, with few international partners in the country. Currently the target population of LWF is 5,000 refugees coming from Yemen, but the number is likely to grow if the conflict continues.
Published Mar 30, 2015. File size: 36.4 kB

Floods and heavy stormy rains in Nsanje, Phalombe and Chikwawa Districts in Malawi

ACT Alliance Alert Reference Number: 06/2015. This is not a new emergency, but an Alert to ACT Alliance members of an Appeal following an RRF Disbursement. While the ACT Rapid Response Fund (RRF 02-2015) assisted many people on immediate needs such as food items, there is still a great need of assistance so that the affected people stand on their own. The ACT forum will therefore follow-up the rapid response activities with a recovery project.
Published Mar 26, 2015. File size: 419.2 kB

Vanuatu: Pacific Island Nation Devastated

ACT Alliance Alert Reference Number: 05/2015. Members of the ACT Australia New Zealand Forum will hold their first coordination meeting at 3pm Sydney time Monday 16th March. At this stage ACT members are proposing Immediate Response (including food and NFI distribution) and Early Recovery (including water restoration and food security) activities.
Published Mar 15, 2015. File size: 342.2 kB

Cameroon: Influx of refugees from Nigeria & displaced from border areas

ACT Alliance Alert Reference Number: 04/2015. EFLC/ACT has been in the area providing small amounts of assistance since the arrival of the Nigerian refugees and the displaced from the border areas. Currently, the EFLC is the only organization providing assistance to the refugees/displaced while they are awaiting registration and relocation to the UNHCR run camps. In Mozogo, the displaced people urgently need food (rice, corn, white beans, groundnuts etc.), clothing and blankets for protection against the bad weather (cold) and kitchen utensils as well as latrines to supplement those already built by members of the Union of Evangelical Churches with the assistance of the Anglican Church of Nigeria. In Minawao refugee camp, hygiene kits for women, soap, cooking kits, clothing and blankets to supplement what has already been provided by UNHCR, is urgently needed for the children, the sick, the disabled and elderly.
Published Feb 27, 2015. File size: 333.3 kB

Madagascar: Assistance to Flood Affected

ACT Alliance Alert Reference Number: 03/2015. Persistent heavy rains have lashed Madagascar since 9 January causing flooding in most parts of the country. On 16 January tropical cyclone Chedza hit the south-western part of the country exacerbating the flood situation. ACT Madagascar forum members are closely monitoring the situation.
Published Jan 17, 2015. File size: 256.4 kB

Chad: Assistance to improve the resiliene and livelihood of CAR and Sudanese refugees and returnees, and host communities

ACT Alliance Alert Reference Number: 02/2015. In the light of the protracted crisis in Chad, livelihood projects will continue to be a key component in 2015 for LWF/ACT in coordination with DKH and will target host communities. Activities will be, in partnership with UNHCR in 2015: (1) shelter, infrastructure, livelihood support and alternative energy sources (environment) for the Sudanese refugees in 7 camps; (2) livelihoods, environment, food and NFI for the CAR refugees in 5 camps; (3) vocational training programmes in 5 centers.
Published Jan 16, 2015. File size: 351.1 kB

Malawi: Floods & heavy rains in Mulanje, Nsanje, Chikwawa & Karonga Districts

ACT Alliance Alert Reference Number: 01/2015. ACT members Churches Action in Relief and Development (CARD) and Evangelical Lutheran Development Services (ELDS) are requesting an ACT Rapid Response Fund. The following activities need to be undertaken: assessment and registration of affected communities, verification exercise for beneficiaries, provision of food items such as maize (flour), beans and cooking oil, provision of chlorine, mosquito nets, kitchen utensils, tents and plastic sheets.
Published Jan 13, 2015. File size: 263.5 kB

India: Ethnic Conflict in Assam

ACT Alliance Alert Reference Number: 45/2014. The ACT India Forum Members – LWSIT, CASA and UELCI – already have a presence in the conflict affected districts of Kokrajhar, and other affected areas of Assam, and are planning to respond to the current emergency situation of those who have taken shelter in the relief camps or are living without adequate basic amenities.
Published Dec 31, 2014. File size: 258.5 kB

Ukraine: IDP situation in Ukraine requires urgent response

ACT Alliance Alert Reference Number: 44/2014. ACT members Hungarian Interchurch Aid and Russian Orthodox Church plan to provide relief assistance to IDPs with basic food and NFI, as well as assisting with heating of houses where IDPs are placed.
Published Dec 09, 2014. File size: 339.3 kB

Jordan, Syria, Lebanon: ACT Alliance Syria Humanitarian Response

ACT Alliance Alert Reference Number: 43/2014. ACT members in the region coordinate the humanitarian response in the ACT Jordan/Syria/Lebanon (JSL) Forum. Members have carried out their own detailed needs assessments and work in various sectors, which include but are not limited of food, NFI, winterization programmes, psychosocial support, education, shelter, and health. It is anticipated that the full appeal will be released on 19th December 2014.
Published Dec 08, 2014. File size: 357.2 kB