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

Colombia: Floods in Arauca

ACT Alliance Alert Reference Number 15/2015. ACT member The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) is planning to respond in two phases: 1st phase (1-3 months) with food aid, water purifications and filters and emergency NFIs. In the 2nd phase (4-12 months) it will provide recovery of livelihoods (crops and livestock), preparation of houses, water systems. The response is focused for 8 communities in Saravena, and possibly 4 or 6 communities in Arauquita. The LWF response will target 5,000 persons. LWF will submit an ACT Appeal.
Published May 29, 2015. File size: 329.5 kB

Burundi/Tanzania/Uganda/DRC: Burundian Crisis sparks IDP and Regional Refugee Influx

ACT Alliance Alert reference Number: 14/2015. Planned activities: in Burundi, assist Internally Displaced People (IDPs) and those waiting at borders to cross into neighboring countries or those returning back home; in Tanzania, most likely water and sanitation, Core Relief items, Reception Center Management, Shelter establishment and improvement; in DRC, activities will be selected based on the results of the assessment, but most likely areas will cover food and non-food items, protection and cash distribution.
Published May 20, 2015. File size: 270.9 kB

NPL151 Update from Nepal forum on 2nd earthquake

LWF Nepal will send an assessment team to Dolakha district and the other two most affected districts, Rasuwa and Sidhupalchowk, to do rapid assessments to identify the level of damage and emergency needs, including the education sector. All members of ACT Alliance Nepal have been doing detailed needs assessments in selected Village Development Committee’s (VDCs) in eight districts identified and listed in the Preliminary Appeal, along with one additional district, Rasuwa, proposed after the release of the Preliminary ACT Appeal. Results of the assessments will be incorporated into the forthcoming full ACT Appeal.
Published May 13, 2015. File size: 248.3 kB

Occupied Palestinian Territory: Gaza and West Bank Post War Crises - Follow on response to PSE141 - 13/2015

The ACT Palestine forum (APF), through its members, is planning to support the most needy people in health, education, shelter and water sectors. Proposed interventions and activities include: • Continuous support to Al Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza through the Norwegian Church Aid (Fuel , medicine, Medical Care and Psychosocial ) • DSPR /MECC support to Gaza and West Bank (Access to Primary health care, cash grants, educational opportunities, psychosocial support) In the west Bank Area C (Sanitary Units, Fodder for livestock, water support and water cisterns for the isolated communities). • IOCC support to Gaza (Shelter for displaced, Livelihood/Food Security and agriculture support/Cash for Work and Psychosocial Support in coordination with local CBOs and Partners. • DSPR /MECC APF coordination
Published May 13, 2015. File size: 352.4 kB

Philippines, Typhoon Haiyan follow-on

ACT members (Christian Aid, ICCO, LWR and NCCP) will undertake interventions in key sectors of shelter, WASH, DRR, and early livelihood recovery and diversification, in a Typhoon Haiyan follow-on appeal.
Published May 06, 2015. File size: 409.4 kB

Nepal: Earthquake Shakes Kathmandu

ACT Alliance Alert Reference Number: 11/2015. An earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter Scale struck west of the ancient Nepali capital of Kathmandu, Pokhara, on Saturday 25 April 2015, at 11:41am Nepal local time. It is the most powerful earthquake to hit the region in 81 years. The death toll from the quake has risen to more than 970 and is rising further. Current major needs are search and rescue teams, sniffer dogs, food, water, blankets, clothes, medical supplies, shelter and psycho-social support.
Published Apr 25, 2015. File size: 467.5 kB

Liberia: Post-Ebola Recovery

ACT Alliance Alert/Update Reference Number: 10/2015 ACT Liberia forum is planning to provide recovery assistance to surviving victims of the Ebola crisis. Single parents, orphans and other Ebola survivors need help in restarting livelihoods, water and sanitation, psychosocial services and other follow up activities outlined under ACT appeal LBR141.
Published Apr 24, 2015. File size: 331.8 kB

India: Kashmir Floods & Landslides

ACT Alliance Alert Reference Number: 09/2015. Seven months after unprecedented flooding in 2014, Jammu and Kashmir has again been lashed by heavy and incessant rains over the past 36 hours. There have been several landslides in Kashmir and people in many areas vulnerable to floods have been evacuated to safer places. ACT member Church's Auxiliary for Social Action (CASA) is monitoring the situation. Should the situation worsen, they will make available food rations and non-food-items to the most severely affected.
Published Apr 01, 2015. File size: 257.9 kB

Brazil: Indigenous people suffer from floods in Acre State

ACT Alliance Alert Reference Number: 08/2015. ACT Alliance members FLD and CESE have made available some resources for the affected communities from the February rains, through the Pastoral Land Commission (CPT) and the Council of Mission among Indigenous Peoples (COMIN). Now with the March rains, ACT members are planning to ask support to assist the most affected and isolated indigenous communities. Planned activities include the purchase and distribution of food, water and cleaning kits.
Published Mar 31, 2015. File size: 281.9 kB

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