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

Mali: Conflict and Displacement

ACT Alliance Alert Reference Number: 05/2013. The Forum in Mali is planning to provide support to 50,000 internally displaced people made up of displaced families, school children and malnourished children living with host families.
Published Jan 25, 2013. File size: 356.2 kB

Malawi: Floods - 2012/2013 rainfall season

ACT Alliance Alert Reference Number: 04/2013. ACT members are assessing the situation, but following initial rapid assessments, ACT members Evangelical Lutheran Dev. Service (ELDS) and Churches Action in Relief and Development (CARD) plan to respond to the emergency to assist the affected populations in Thyolo and Phalombe districts with food, temporary shelter, blankets, chroline/bio-filters and kitchen utensils.
Published Jan 16, 2013. File size: 495.2 kB

Myanmar: Myawaddy (Kayin State) Reception Center Feeding

ACT Alliance Alert Reference Number: 03/2013. ACT member The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) will issue an Appeal for humanitarian assistance in the form of meals to returning illegal migrant workers from Thailand. LWF has agreed to seek the resources to support the feeding program at the proposed reception centre in Myawaddy, Kayin State.
Published Jan 10, 2013. File size: 337.6 kB

Chad: Towards sustainable recovery: Assistance to refugees, former IDPs and host communities in eastern and southern Chad

ACT Alliance Alert reference number: 02/2013. In partnership with UNHCR in 2013: (1) shelter and basic infrastructure for IDPs in their villages of return, (2) shelter, Infrastructure, livelihood support and alternative energy sources (environment) for the Sudanese refugees and (3) livelihoods, environment, food and NFI for the CAR refugees. (4) Vocational training. In addition, the ACT appeal 2013 will provide support with: psycho-social, recovery of livelihoods, emergency shelter, NFIs and support to a health centre.
Published Jan 10, 2013. File size: 456.2 kB

Sri Lanka: Floods

ACT Alliance Alert Reference Number: 01/2013. In response to the acute unmet needs the Sri Lanka ACT Forum Members, including National Christian Council Sri Lanka (NCC SL), have initiated their response by advancing some funds to member churches to provide cooked food and dry ration to the worst affected people. The forum is in the process of developing a preliminary appeal with the intention of scaling up the humanitarian response.
Published Jan 02, 2013. File size: 254.7 kB

Fiji and Samoa

ACT Alert Reference Number: 47/2012. The ACT ANZ members will use their expertise and support could be provided in terms of logistics, damage assessment and rescue, rehabilitation of houses and community facilities, water, and livelihoods. ACT ANZ members, especially UnitingWorld and CWS NZ, are in touch with local partners on the ground in Fiji and Samoa and will negotiate small scale initiatives as funding permits.
Published Dec 21, 2012. File size: 320.6 kB

The Philippines: Tropical Storm Bopha

ACT Alert Reference Number: 46/2012. ACT Philippines forum members are in constant communication while gathering data from assessment teams in Visayas and Mindanao. The forum agreed to go for a joint alert prepared by the Lutheran World Relief (LWR), using the information available so far. The focus will be on the areas where the ACT appeal was implemented in response to cyclone Washi in 2011. LWR will conduct a rapid assessment on 6 – 7 December in Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur to determine relief and early recovery needs. An ACT appeal will be forthcoming. LWR will most likely propose cash transfers/cash for work initiatives.
Published Dec 04, 2012. File size: 397.0 kB

DRC: Support to displaced people in renewed fighting in Eastern DRC

ACT Alert reference number: 45/2012. ACT members in DRC, Rwanda and Uganda will provide life saving support to the displaced and refugees during this critical time. Members in DRC are considering a rapid response request to the ACT Alliance for the initial response. Members in Uganda are appealing for more support to the existing appeal UGA121- Support to Congolese refugees.
Published Nov 20, 2012. File size: 203.8 kB

Armenia: Syrian refugees

ACT Alert Reference Number: 43/2012. ACT member the Armenia Inter-Church Round Table Foundation (ART) will identify the most vulnerable families and is planning to provide food packages for one-month duration, first aid kits and blankets.
Published Nov 07, 2012. File size: 324.8 kB

Haiti: Hurricane Sandy

ACT Alert Reference Number: 42/2012. ACT Haiti Forum members have monitored the situation and are assessing damages and needs. Preliminary identified needs are for livelihoods, cholera/WASH and shelter. It might be that the ACT Haiti Forum decides to incorporate the response to this new emergency under the appeal for Assistance to Population Affected by Tropical Storm Isaac that is still under preparation. This decision will be taken within the coming two days.
Published Oct 29, 2012. File size: 414.0 kB