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

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

Ethiopia: Flooding in South Sudanese refugee camp, Leitchour

ACT Alliance Alert Reference Number: 39/2014. ACT Ethiopia Forum members continue their activities under the current appeal EHT141, but due to the torrential rain, the activities will be adjusted and a fuller picture of additional ACT member activities will be described in the forthcoming revised appeal. Key life-saving activities include distribution of non-food items, watsan, and support to host communities.
Published Sep 12, 2014. File size: 384.5 kB

India: Kashmir faces devastating floods and landslides

ACT Alliance Alert Reference Number: 37/2014. ACT India Forum member, CASA, has sent out its team to make a preliminary assessment of the situation and also started making arrangements to provide the necessary relief support to the affected communities in Kashmir. Given the extensive devastation a long-term relief, recovery and rehabilitation is foreseen. As immediate relief, food rations and NFIs have been given to the affected families.
Published Sep 08, 2014. File size: 260.4 kB

ACT Alliance Alert: Monsoon Rains across Pakistan in 2014

ACT Alliance Alert Reference Number: 36/2014. Heavy rainfall claimed the lives of 74 people and injured over 90 others in Punjab, Kashmir, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province. The ACT Pakistan Forum is closely monitoring the situation and is in contact with its partners and staff in the field for initial assessments. The ACT Pakistan Forum has also finalized its joint contingency plan for the monsoon season and is ready to respond whenever required.
Published Sep 08, 2014. File size: 376.8 kB

Bangladesh: Flooding in Northwest Bangladesh

ACT Alliance Alert Reference Number: 35/2014. The immediate emergency needs among flood affected families include: basic and supplementary food rations, non-food items, shelter, warehouse, emergency medical services, WASH, cash transfer and other daily necessities. The long term rehabilitation and reconstruction includes support for house construction, livelihood restoration, and WASH and disaster risk reduction (DRR) measures. The initial rapid emergency assessment is being conducted, and on the basis of that the activities will be finalized. RDRS has an emergency fund of BDT 500,000. We need an estimated of BDT 5 million to ease the immediate sufferings of the affected people.
Published Aug 29, 2014. File size: 460.3 kB

Honduras, El Salvador and Nicaragua: Drought in the Central American region

ACT Alliance Alert Reference Number: 34/2014. The ACT forums in the 3 countries have supported the process of gathering information in the areas affected, and have participated in meetings with the government and other organizations to coordinate actions. An ACT appeal is envisaged which will be administered and coordinated by LWF in El Salvador, including work in the 3 countries involved: Honduras, El Salvador and Nicaragua. The humanitarian response will include: food aid, water harvesting, and reactivating agricultural production, in the 3 countries.
Published Aug 29, 2014. File size: 369.7 kB

Somalia: Drought and Food insecurity

ACT Alliance Alert Reference Number: 32/2014. The response of ACT Somalia Forum members will focus on WASH, general food distribution, targeted supplementary feeding, non-food items, livelihoods, emergency education, emergency shelter, peace training and support for the return of IDPs and refugees. The activities will be implemented in Dadaab refugee camp, Gedo, Garowe, Puntland and Banadir.
Published Aug 29, 2014. File size: 368.0 kB

Guatemala: Drought

ACT Alliance Alert Reference Number: 33/2014. The ACT Guatemala Forum members, based on the needs assessment, are planning for an initial response to the crisis, providing food items mainly corn and beans, clean water, and support livelihoods rehabilitation.
Published Aug 28, 2014. File size: 382.4 kB