Alerts

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

RRF 23-2014 Mass deportation of children to Honduras

The on-going phenomenon of migration of children to the United States and subsequent mass deportation to Honduras that is expected in the coming days has caused a humanitarian emergency sitatuion. Comisión de Acción Social Menonita (CASM) plans to provide drinkable water and personal hygiene and basic medicines kits. The target population will be 1,000 boys and girls in San Pedro Sula. CASM will be responding through ACT Rapid Respond Fund.
Published Jul 18, 2014. File size: 366.4 kB

Occupied Palestinian Territory: A deteriorating crisis - Gaza and the West Bank

ACT Alliance Alert Reference Number: 22/2014. Further to the 7th July operation, ACT Palestine Forum is meeting regularly to build a coordinated response with all members and their local partners. The current ACT appeal for Palestine PSE141 will be revised due to current and recent updated situation, especially in the Gaza Strip. Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) will join the ACT appeal as additional requesting member to support the Al Ahli Arab Hospital.
Published Jul 11, 2014. File size: 277.2 kB

IDP situation in Ukraine requires urgent response

As a result of the Crimean crisis and the armed conflict in Eastern Ukraine thousands of people left their homes in Ukraine. According to latest reports (UNHCR, 27 June 2014) forced displacement is rising in Ukraine with an estimated 54,400 people internally displaced. Over the past week, the number of internally displaced increased by more than 16,400. Hungarian Interchurch Aid plans to issue an appeal supporting the basic needs of IDPs staying in Western and Eastern Ukraine (Ivano Frankivsk, Lviv, Odessa, Herson, Sviatohorsk, Transcarpathia.)
Published Jul 01, 2014. File size: 489.7 kB

Iraq: Support to Conflict Affected people

ACT Alliance Alert Reference Nr. 20/2014. Christian Aid’s and Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe’s partners intend to respond to the priority needs of the most vulnerable IDPs with food, non-food item assistance (including hygiene kits) and conduct psychosocial support activities in Erbil, Dohuk, Sulymaniyah Governorates inside KRG and also in Kirkuk area and Salahaddin (north of Baghdad) in Greater Iraq. They are aiming to reach up to 75,000 beneficiaries during their initial response.
Published Jun 20, 2014. File size: 383.4 kB

Sri Lanka: Floods

ACT Alliance Alert Reference Number: 19/2014. ACT member the National Christian Council of Sri Lanka (NCCSL) and its member churches have already started responding with provision of cooked food while carrying out assessment in other areas. An extended assistance is planned through a request for Rapid Response Funds.
Published Jun 10, 2014. File size: 260.0 kB

Serbia and Bosnia & Herzegovina

ACT Alliance Alert Reference Number: 18/2014. The initial plan of ACT members is to provide support to soup kitchens, food packages distribution and mobilizing large-scale delivery of hygiene and cleaning supplies to facilitate rapid clean-up and mitigate health and hygiene related problems that will emerge as soon as the waters begin to recede.
Published May 16, 2014. File size: 368.1 kB

Tanzania: Humanitarian support to flood survivors in Kyela district

ACT Alliance Alert Reference Number: 17/2014. ACT member Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania (ELCT) plans to assist 4,500 out of the identified 18,976 people by providing them with a three months quality food ration and, provide scholastic materials to affected school children. According to the District commissioner’s report, these are the most affected ones.
Published May 14, 2014. File size: 319.7 kB

Afghanistan: Floods & Landslides in the North, North-eastern & Western regions

ACT Alliance Alert Reference Number: 16/2014. The ACT Afghanistan members are currently reviewing all the needs assessments and the response by other agencies. Assistance will be in areas of shelter, food, health, WASH and irrigation.
Published May 05, 2014. File size: 263.4 kB

Chile: Devastating Fire in Valparaiso

ACT Alliance Alert Reference Number. 15/2014: The ACT Chile Forum is carrying out a complete assessment, conducted by Fundación Educación Popular en Salud (EPES), in collaboration with CREAS, CLAI and with local churches and community organizations to find out the most critical issues that ACT Alliance can address based on institutional resources and capacities. The Lutheran and Methodist churches are already supporting the affected population with some food and non food items, donated by congregations and citizens.The Forum is planning to work with 300 families in two of the most affected communities in the hills Litre and Las Cañas, on psycho-social support with children, women, men and young people.
Published Apr 18, 2014. File size: 256.9 kB

Occupied Palestinian Territory: Humanitarian Assistance

ACT Alliance Alert Reference Number: 14/2014. ACT members continue supporting families in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The Department of Support to Palestinian Refugees (DSPR) is planning to request for funding through an appeal.
Published Apr 18, 2014. File size: 276.8 kB