Alerts

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

Indonesia: Mount Sinabung Eruption

ACT Alliance Alert Reference Number: 04/2014. Yakkum Emergency Unit (YEU) is deploying its emergency response team (ERT) to deliver relief items, such as hygiene packages, psychosocial support and barrack management design. Lutheran World Relief (LWR) plans to establish three child-friendly spaces complete with recreational kits, as well as distribute 750 elementary and junior school kits, train 30 local teachers on post-disaster psychosocial support and facilitate child protection monitoring throughout the IDP camps.
Published Jan 29, 2014. File size: 366.4 kB

Namibia: Follow on drought response

ACT Alliance Alert Reference Number: 03/2014. ACT member The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) has responded to the drought since August 2013 through the Evangelical Lutheran Church in the Republic of Namibia (ELCRN) and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Namibia (ELCIN) with mainly cash intervention. When cash grant comes to an end, there might be a need to provide additional assistance to bridge until May 2014.
Published Jan 22, 2014. File size: 371.8 kB

Nepal: Cold wave in southern plains & western hills of Nepal

ACT Alliance Alert Reference Number: 02/2014. The Lutheran World Federation Nepal (LWF Nepal) and other ACT Alliance Nepal forum members are assessing the situation in the affected districts and closely following developments. Should the situation be further aggravated, ACT Nepal Forum members plan to assist the most severely affected and vulnerable families with life saving relief items.
Published Jan 10, 2014. File size: 362.6 kB

Chad: Assistance to CAR and Sudanese refugees and host communities inside Chad

ACT Alliance Alert Reference Number 01/2014. ACT member The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) Chad Programme will, in partnership with UNHCR, provide (1) shelter, infrastructure, livelihood support and alternative energy sources (environment) for the Sudanese refugees in 7 camps and (2) livelihoods, environment, food and NFI for the CAR refugees in 4 camps, (3) Vocational training in 5 centers.
Published Jan 07, 2014. File size: 333.9 kB

El Salvador: Volcano eruption

ACT Alert reference number: 50/2013 The Salvadorian church has a team in place, assessing the situation and establishing coordination with the government and the communities. The Forum Coordinator is gathering information from assessments in order to plan the forum response. The forum will prepare a Rapid Response Fund (RRF) application if the conditions remain at this level, but if there is a major eruption an appeal will be issued.
Published Dec 31, 2013. File size: 366.3 kB

Uganda: Renewed conflict in DRC North Kivu leads to massive refugee influx into Uganda

ACT Alliance Alert Reference Number: 49/2013. ACT member the Lutheran World Federation plans to revise running ACT appeal UGA132 to accommodate this new influx. Planned activities are: Provision of essential NFIs and protection services to new arrivals in critical need at Bubukwanga reception Centre; Camp and general reception management (including hot meal preparation), water and sanitation services, shelter establishment, maintenance and repairs.
Published Dec 26, 2013. File size: 370.6 kB

South Sudan: Conflict

ACT Alliance Alert Reference Number: 48/2013. Currently no response is taking place within South Sudan by the ACT members as the situation is too insecure. In Kakuma and Uganda LWF have begun to prepare for new arrivals and have contingency plans in place for this. ACT members in Ethiopia are planning to provide support to a possible influx of refugees in the Gambella region.
Published Dec 20, 2013. File size: 319.1 kB

Colombia: Floods in Chocó

ACT Alliance Alert Reference Number: 47/2013. ACT member The Lutheran World Federation/Dept. for World Service (LWF/DWS) Colombia is preparing a rapid needs assessment, and the response will consist of food security, early recovery, cash for work, local committee’s organization, basic response kits and psychosocial support for children and youth. LWF/DWS is preparing an appeal for approximately US$250,000.
Published Nov 26, 2013. File size: 368.2 kB

India: Cyclone Helen to hit Andhra Pradesh & Tamil Nadu

ACT Alliance Alert Reference Number 46/2013. ACT Forum members are following the situation closely. CASA has a long presence in the area where the cyclone is expected to occur. UELCI also has their partner and associated churches in the same region where there is expected to be a significant impact in terms of damage and loss. Based on the severity of the cyclone’s impact upon landfall, the ACT India Forum may request assistance through the Rapid Response Funds or a Preliminary Appeal.
Published Nov 21, 2013. File size: 359.4 kB

Philippines: Super Typhoon Haiyan to make landfall in Philippines

ACT Alliance Alert Reference Number 45/2013. ACT Alliance Forum Philippines have alerted their partners to warn the communities and take precautionary actions. The ACT Forum is planning to provide drinking water, sleeping materials, hygiene kits and medicines.
Published Nov 08, 2013. File size: 413.1 kB