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

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

Philippines: Super Typhoon Hagupit threatens Philippines

ACT Alliance Alert Reference Number: 42/2014. ACT members in the Philippines, DKH along with NCCP attended the initial UN OCHA briefing in Tacloban and will continue to attend such meetings. Other ACT members in Manila will ensure participation in meetings called in Manila. Norwegian Church Aid is currently preparing to release pre-stocked WASH equipment and ready to call in personnel should the need arise. Depending on how the situation develops, an ACT Appeal will be forthcoming. More reliable information will be available tomorrow, 5 December.
Published Dec 04, 2014. File size: 406.8 kB

Kenya: Floods at Kakuma Refugee Camp

ACT Alliance Alert Reference Number: 41/2014. ACT members LWF and NCCK are responding to flooding in the Kakuma refugee camp after heavy rains. Planned activities include Water trucking to provide safe potable water to refugees, Restoring the damaged water distribution system, construction of shelter to replace the damaged ones and Rehabilitation of key access roads.
Published Oct 23, 2014. File size: 368.1 kB

India: Cyclone Hudhud devastates Odisha & Andhra Pradesh

ACT Alliance Alert Reference Number: 40/2014. The ACT Alliance India Forum members (LWSIT, CASA & UELCI) are closely watching the situations. All three ACT Alliance members have a strong presence in Odisha and Andhra Pradesh states. The field staff of the ACT members helped the rescue teams to motivate people to evacuate and go to higher places. There are about 6000 people taking shelter in 12 cyclone centres- cum- schools constructed by LWSIT in Ganjam Dist, Odisha. The ACT India Forum members (LWSIT, CASA, UELCI) field staff are taking stock of the situation and after conducting a rapid field assessment in the next three days may issue either RRF or Preliminary appeal for ACT Alliance support.
Published Oct 13, 2014. File size: 262.7 kB

Malawi: Food security situation

ACT Alliance Alert Reference Number: 38/2014. A delayed start of the agriculture season and prolonged dry spells in some parts of the country ranging from 2 to 4 weeks in the 2013/14 growing season has caused food insecurity to a total of 640,009 people across the nation, requiring about 15, 830 MT of maize equivalent to address the food shortage. The Malawi Forum is planning to respond to the crisis by issuing an ACT appeal. CARD, ELDS and BSHDC will be the ACT requesting members.
Published Oct 01, 2014. File size: 369.5 kB

Bolivia: Post flood related diseases and food insecurity

ACT Alliance Alert Reference Number 37/2014. The ACT Forum is planning to respond in the Municipalities of Rurrenabaque and Yucumo in the Beni Department, and in the Municipalities of Puerto Villarroel and Entre Rios in the Cochabamba Department, where IEMB has a presence, focusing on health, household rehabilitation, water systems restoration and resilient soil management.
Published Sep 24, 2014. File size: 370.2 kB