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

Syria: ACT Alliance Syria Humanitarian Response

ACT Alliance Alert Reference Number: 35/2013. ACT members will provide humanitarian assistance in Syria and several neighbouring countries, with food, NFI and in other sectors. It is anticipated that the full appeal will be released on 2 September 2013.
Published Aug 30, 2013. File size: 410.4 kB

Russia: Assistance to Flood victims in the Amur Region

ACT Alliance Alert Reference Number: 34/2013. ACT member the Russian Orthodox Church has assisted flood victims from the beginning of the emergency. According to the local church structures, flood-affected people now urgently need drinking water, baby diapers, hygiene products and antiseptics. Consequently, the Russian Orthodox Church is planning to request funds from the ACT Rapid Response Fund (RRF) for emergency lifesaving assistance to survivors in Khabarovsk and regional areas in greatest need of assistance. Up to 2,000 people will receive vitally important drinking water, hygiene items, diapers and antiseptics.
Published Aug 28, 2013. File size: 407.2 kB

Myanmar: Floods

ACT Alliance Alert Reference Number: 33/2013. In initial stages, various ACT members responded directly to the emergency by supporting partners who were intervening, with relief and food items. At the same time, ACT members were coordinating for a joint ACT response which will focus on rehabilitation and recovery, linking with development needs in the areas. ACT Forum Myanmar will launch a preliminary ACT Appeal very soon to this effect.
Published Aug 20, 2013. File size: 407.1 kB

Nicaragua: Tropical Wave 12 flooded the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua

ACT Alliance Alert Reference Number: 32/2013. ACT members are currently assessing the situation and coordination has been established with municipalities, governmental bodies, UN organizations and NGOs in the region. Based on outcomes, a Rapid Response Request or an Appeal will be submitted in the coming days.
Published Aug 12, 2013. File size: 333.3 kB

Colombia: Humanitarian crisis for military aggression against peasants in Catatumbo

ACT Alliance Alert Reference Number: 31/2013. ACT Colombia forum is planning to assist with protection activities and accompaniment to support a negotiated durable solution for this conflict, with involvement of church leaders. It is planning to meet the urgent needs of food and medicines assistance. They are already engaged in a local fundraising campaign. If is not possible to raise enough funds locally, an RRF request will be forthcoming.
Published Aug 09, 2013. File size: 405.9 kB

Pakistan: Monsoon rains cause death and damages

ACT Alliance Alert Reference Number: 30/2013. ACT members are currently monitoring and assessing the situation and needs. No specific activities have been indicated as yet, except starting to mobilize relief items from their warehouses.
Published Aug 06, 2013. File size: 406.7 kB

China: Earthquake in Gansu Province

ACT Alliance Alert Reference Number 28/2013. On 22 July 2013 a series of earthquakes hit Min County and Zhang County in Gansu Province. According to official figures over 580,000 people have been affected. The areas severely hit are the poorest in China. ACT member, Amity Foundation reports that people are in most need of tents, food, sleeping materials and other non-food items. Also, taking into consideration the damage caused in the extremely poor area, rehabilitation and reconstruction activities are foreseen.
Published Jul 25, 2013. File size: 409.4 kB

India: Andhra Pradesh

ACT Alliance Alert Reference Number 27/2013. Incessant rains continue to lash northern Andhra Pradesh causing rivers to overflow inundating low-lying areas. Currently more than 300 villages in Bhadrachalam and Palvancha divisions are still inundated and more than 20,000 people have been evaccuated to 100 relief camps set up by state authorities.
Published Jul 24, 2013. File size: 409.5 kB

Nepal: Floods

ACT Alliance Alert Reference Number 26/2013. Continuous rainfall since 18 July 2013 has resulted in extensive flooding in Dhangadhi Municipality and Kailali and Kanchanpur districts. The rainfall and resulting floods are the worst in 30 years, damaging infrastructure, and seriously disrupting or destroying the livelihoods of the poorest and most oppressed people such as the ex-kamaiya (freed bonded labourers).
Published Jul 22, 2013. File size: 333.3 kB

Uganda: Refugees from DRC

ACT Alliance Alert Reference Number 25/2013. Thousands enter Uganda seeking refuge from fresh fighting in the DRC. ACT Alliance is revising the current appeal UGA132 to meet the needs of the new and existing refugees.
Published Jul 17, 2013. File size: 369.7 kB