This area includes all open Appeals and Rapid Response Fund payments.

Global: Rapid Response Fund 2015 - GRRF15

Appeal Target: US$ 1,200,000. The Rapid Response Fund (RRF) is a global fund of the ACT Alliance administered by the ACT secretariat. The Rapid Support Team (RST) is a team of persons who can be rapidly deployed to an emergency location to assist ACT members in an emergency response. Funds for the RRF and RST are provided by ACT Alliance members and non-members on the basis of an annual appeal. The purpose of the RRF is to provide one-time financial resources to a member or members of the ACT Alliance, normally in the first days following a small-scale emergency, to facilitate the member(s)’ immediate small-scale emergency response in saving lives, over a time period not to exceed three months. The response will be gender-sensitive. The emergency could be of a rapid onset nature (e.g., earthquake or flood) or of a complex humanitarian character (e.g., refugee or internal displacement situation, resulting from breakdown of social, political and economic systems). On an exceptional basis, RRF funding can be requested to respond to a slow-onset emergency.
Published Jan 19, 2015. File size: 465.7 kB

Malawi: Flooding and heavy stormy winds - RRF No. 02/2015

Rapid Response Fund Payment for US$ 58,748. The main objective of the response by ACT member Churches Action and Relief in Development (CARD) is to save lives of the 1,500 affected households in Nsanje, Chikwawa Mulanje and Karonga Districts thorough provision of food.
Published Jan 16, 2015. File size: 478.8 kB

Occupied Palestinian Territories: Support to Gaza and the West Bank, REVISION 2 - PSE141

Appeal Target: US$ 1,531,833. The ACT Alliance has supported work of its members in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) since many years. In this appeal, the Department of Service to Palestinian Refugees of the Middle East Council of Churches (DSPR/MECC) has adjusted its activities and is requesting funds to carry out projects in Gaza in terms of cash for work, livelihood, and health including psychosocial support. The activities in the West Bank will focus on livelihood and provision of potable water. This revision of the PSE141 appeal replaces the Rev.1 amended version dated 24 July 2014.
Published Jan 12, 2015. File size: 875.8 kB

India: Assam Ethnic Violence - RRF No. 01/2015

Rapid Response Fund Payment for US$ 88,229. ACT members United Evangelical Lutheran Churches in India (UELCI), Lutheran World Service Trust, India (LWSIT), and Church’s Auxiliary for Social Action (CASA) are planning to provide assistance in the following areas: for UELCI, to provide 1,300 families most affected by ethnic violence in Assam with life-saving emergency relief, and counselling for reconciliation and sustaining peace; for LWSIT, to extend immediate emergency relief to ensure basic amenities and life sustaining measures to 1,500 families in 20 villages under Gossaigaon and Kachugaon Blocks in Kokrajhar district of Assam; for CASA, to reduce the sufferings of the violence affected people from 10 villages of Biswanth block of Sonitpur district in Assam.
Published Jan 09, 2015. File size: 670.9 kB

Central African Republic: Assistance to support and protect war-affected vulnerable communities - CAF151

Preliminary Appeal Target: US$ 2,221,414. ACT members in CAR, LWF and FCA, are planning to provide services to the internally displaced people in form of protection and education projects.
Published Jan 08, 2015. File size: 866.1 kB

Ukraine: Emergency assistance to refugees from Eastern Ukraine in Russia & Ukraine - UKR151

Preliminary Appeal Target: US$ 854,616. ACT member Russian Orthodox Church is planning to improve the health and hygiene situation of the refugees/IDPs by providing hygiene articles, clean sheets and bedding. Psychosocial support for the most disadvantaged fleeing conflict in eastern Ukraine is also planned, as well as strengthening the support network of the local diaconal and emergency initiative of parishes to respond to emergencies through capacity building. ACT member Hungarian Interchurch Aid plans to provide food, NFI and hygiene packages to 1,350 IDP families to secure their temporary living conditions, especially focusing on the coming winter period.
Published Dec 18, 2014. File size: 675.2 kB

Malawi: Response to 2014/2015 Agricultural season Dry Spells - MWI141

Appeal Target: US$ 131,426.93. The ACT Malawi Forum members aim at ensuring that the families affected by the drought in the 2013/2014 agricultural season have access to food during the lean season (November to March) and attain quick recovery for a sustained well-being. Activities will include food for work to 500 households, provision of quality farm inputs and small scale irrigation inputs, and promote Community Based Psychosocial support among affected members by age and gender categories. This full appeal replaces the preliminary appeal issued on 6 November 2014, now removed from our site.
Published Dec 17, 2014. File size: 709.1 kB

Global: ACT Appeal for Security Support in Asia, Africa, Middle East and Latin America - GSE151

Appeal Target: US$ 55,000. The ACT Safety & Security Community of Practice (SSCP) has been supporting the safety and security needs of the ACT Alliance since it was first formed in 2007. Made up of security specialists with humanitarian and development expertise, it has delivered safety and security training to over 50 ACT organisations and 1000 ACT member staff and partners, as well as UN bodies and major NGOs such as Save the Children, Oxfam, CARE and World Vision. We have deployed the ACT Security Coordinator to respond to major humanitarian disasters across the world, such as South Sudan (2014), Syria (2013) and Mali (2012). ACT staff operates in increasingly complex, unpredictable and risky environments. It is the role of the SSCP to find new tools and resources to ensure our staff and members stay safe. In 2015, the following programmes will be developed: the Regional Security Focal Point Programme and the Gender Security Project.
Published Dec 16, 2014. File size: 550.1 kB

Sudan: ACT - CARITAS Darfur Programme 2015: SDN151 - EA36/2014

Appeal Target: US$ 6,835,398 / € 5,257,998. The 2015 Darfur Programme (DP) Appeal is the 12th annual appeal since the start of the collaboration between Caritas Internationalis (CI) and ACT Alliance (ACT) in 2004. Over these years the DP has been effectively responding to the humanitarian crisis that has crippled the Darfur region, leaving majority of the population living in poverty, many stripped of their homes and livelihoods assets. Today it is estimated by United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) the conflict, which has continued changing in nature and complexity, has now resulted in there being approximately 2,5 million are Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and 4,4 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance in the region (OCHA, 31st Oct 2014). This is the highest number of IDPs since the 2004, and the pressure on existing camps and basic service facilities is immense. The following areas are of key importance in 2015: continue strengthening partner capacity, reduce geographical scope of the programme, focus sectoral interventions, promote greater synergy, and a structural review.
Published Dec 15, 2014. File size: 5.6 MB

Pakistan: Assistance to flood affected in Azad Jammu, Kashmir & Punjab - PAK141, REVISION 1

Appeal Target: US$ 2,704,873. ACT Members Church World Service – Pakistan/Afghanistan (CWS) and Norwegian Church Aid (NCA), have been responding to the humanitarian needs of the affected population from the early days of the disaster. The appeal has been revised to include the revised programme of NCA and replaces the full appeal issued on 2 October 2014, now removed from our site.
Published Nov 26, 2014. File size: 1.7 MB