Alerts

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

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

Indonesia: Earthquake

ACT Alliance Alert Reference Number: 24/2013. ACT Indonesia Forum members are doing a joint assessment of the situation and are in contact with the Humanitarian Forum Indonesia and UN OCHA in order to identify further response strategies. YAKKUM Emergency Unit is deploying an Emergency Response Team (ERT), to deliver relief items i.e family hygiene kits and blankets, psychosocial support, barrack management and DRR design. It is also planning mobile health services for the initial response together with medical personnel from ACT member Pelkesi.
Published Jul 09, 2013. File size: 408.7 kB

Nepal: Floods and Landslides

ACT Alliance Alert Reference Number: 23/2013. ACT members DanChurchAid and the Lutheran World Federation 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 such as food and non-food items, hygiene and emergency shelter followed by recovery initiatives such as transitional shelter and income generation activities.
Published Jun 27, 2013. File size: 403.5 kB

India: Floods and Cloud Burst in North India

ACT Alliance Alert Reference Number: 22/2013. ACT members in India are still assessing the situation, but immediate needs are food, blankets, clothes, temporary shelter and medicines.
Published Jun 18, 2013. File size: 402.1 kB

Kenya (Kakuma refugee camp)

ACT Alliance Alert Reference Number: 21/2013. ACT member The Lutheran World Federation is planning to urgently move the 550 registered refugees from the crowded reception area to the approved transit area and provide latrines, water, shelter, child-friendly space and ensure safety and security.
Published Jun 17, 2013. File size: 447.3 kB

Namibia & Angola: Severe drought

ACT Alliance Alert Reference Number: 20/2013. Planned activities: in Namibia - food distributions, income generating activities and psycho social support to the most vulnerable; in Angola - emergency water and food distribution, and community emergency preparedness.
Published Jun 10, 2013. File size: 501.0 kB