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

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

Somalia: Humanitarian support for Somali refugees, IDPs and drought affected households

ACT Alert Reference Number: 40/2012. ACT Somalia Forum has been implementing emergency and early recovery actions since August 2011 within ACT appeal SOM111. Activities planned include food distribution, distribution of dignity kits, WASH interventions, and livelihood recovery activities.
Published Oct 03, 2012. File size: 369.0 kB

Cameroon: Floods in Northern Cameroon

ACT Alert Reference Number: 39/2012. ACT member the Brethren Lutheran Church in Cameroon is planning to assist the most vulnerable by distributing emergency shelter material, food and school materials.
Published Sep 21, 2012. File size: 325.5 kB

China: Yiliang earthquake

ACT Alert Reference Number: 38/2012. ACT member Amity Foundation has already distributed 20 tons of rice to survivors, but additional needs are in food, potable water and other daily commodities. Rehabilitation and reconstruction activities are also foreseen.
Published Sep 11, 2012. File size: 253.4 kB

Dominican Republic: Tropical storm "Isaac", heavy rains

ACT Alert Reference Number: 37/2012. The ACT Forum has field teams in different regions which have established coordination with local agencies, churches, other organizations and the COE. They are also conducting the needs assessment and assessing the resources available for the response: health care in shelters, sanitation, water systems, food security.
Published Aug 31, 2012. File size: 265.9 kB

Cuba: Tropical storm "Isaac", intense rains

ACT Alert Reference Number: 36/2012. The volunteers of the Cuban Council of Churches have joined local authorities to evaluate the damages, and have begun psychosocial support. Also local resources of the CCC have been mobilized to buy barrels for water for domestic use.
Published Aug 31, 2012. File size: 503.4 kB