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

Uganda: Adjumani Refugees Initiative for Self-reliance & Empowerment (ARISE Project) – UGA151

Appeal Target: US$ 507,887. ACT Alliance member Lutheran World Federation (LWF) is responding to the continuing South Sudan refugee crisis in Adjumani district, Uganda. As there is no sign of peace in South Sudan, which would allow the refugees to return home in the near future, it is important to focus on linking relief and development by focusing on the promotion of sustainable livelihoods and self-reliance across all sectors of intervention. LWF will continue its efforts through the provision of Non-Food Items (NFIs), livelihoods and psychosocial support, as well as peace and conflict resolution in this 2015 appeal, which is the second and herewith consecutive ACT appeal tackling the support of the South Sudanese refugee population in Uganda.
Published Apr 15, 2015. File size: 1.0 MB

Iraq: Survival Assistance for Displaced Populations and their Host Communities in Northern Iraq - IRQ141 (Extension and Revision 2)

Appeal target: US$ 4,787,956. ACT members responses cover food security; distribution of non-food items; cash assistance, cash for work,shelter, psychosocial support, education, Livelihood support.
Published Apr 13, 2015. File size: 1.6 MB

Malawi: Flooding and heavy storms - MWI151

Preliminary Appeal Target: US$ 563,425. ACT Malawi Forum keeps responding to flooding and heavy storm consequences in Malawi. Following up on an immediate food assistance (through the Rapid Response Fund 02/2015), members in Malawi are now joining efforts to sustain dignity of life for the affected households by addressing their recovery needs.
Published Apr 09, 2015. File size: 788.6 kB

Brazil: Floods in Acre & Amazonas states - RRF No 04/2015

Rapid Response Fund Payment for US$ 34,197. Heavy rain and floods have struck the state of Acre, North Region of Brazil, severely affecting about 80,000 people. In Rio Branco, the state capital, the Acre River exceeded the historical level reached of 17.66 meters in 1997, reaching 18.40 meters. ACT member Lutheran Foundation of Diaconia, (FLD), will assist 640 families (3,200 people) with food kits, working through their partners the Pastoral Land Commission (CPT) and the Council of Mission among Indigenous Peoples (COMIN).
Published Mar 31, 2015. File size: 403.0 kB

Madagascar: Response to cyclones and floods - MDG151

Appeal Target: US$ 150,000. On 16 January 2015 Cyclone Chedza hit the south-western part of the country in the regions of Menabe and Melaky causing severe damage and massive flooding in most parts of North West of Madagascar. On 7 February 2015 Tropical Storm Fundi battered the coast of the southern region of Madagascar bringing sustained winds to the region worsening the situation following the passage of Cyclone Chedza. Prior to this, the region had been experiencing severe drought impacting on the community with wide spread famine. The ACT Madagascar Forum is proposing to reduce the impact of the cyclones and floods to the affected populations through distribution of unconditional cash grants, food and non-food items distribution. This full appeal replaces the preliminary appeal issued on 20 February 2015, now removed from our website. Amended on 25 March 2015.
Published Mar 25, 2015. File size: 971.4 kB

Ukraine: Emergency Assistance to Refugees from Eastern Ukraine in Russia & Ukraine - UKR151 (Extension & Revision 1)

Appeal target: US$ 810,004. ACT members ACT members the Russian Orthodox Church / Department for External Church Relations (ROC), and Hungarian Interchurch Aid (HIA) are responding in the following sectors: Health and Hygiene; Psychosocial support; Food Security; Water and Sanitation; Non-food items; and Nutrition.
Published Mar 25, 2015. File size: 874.1 kB

Vanuatu: Cyclone Pam Emergency Response - VUT151

Appeal Target: US$638,302. Friday 13 March 2015, category 5 Tropical Cyclone Pam lashed the islands of Vanuatu bringing with it destructive winds surpassing 300kph, heavy rainfall, storm surges and flooding. Large parts of the country have been devastated and there is particular concern for the 83 southern-most islands of Tafea Province including Erromango and Tanna as well as the northern islands of Sanma, Penama and Torba Province. ACT member ACT for Peace along with other ACT members in Australia and their partners plan to provide the following assistance: WASH, education, health, livelihood, linkages with existing projects and women's empowerment.
Published Mar 20, 2015. File size: 650.8 kB

Sierra Leone: Ebola Sensitization & Prevention - SLE141 - REVISION 1

Appeal Target: US$527,584. The deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) surfaced in West Africa for the first time in 2013, affecting Guinea, Liberia, Senegal and Nigeria. It spread into neighbouring Sierra Leone by April 2014. The situation is now well on the way to being under control and transmission has been greatly reduced. However, new needs within the Ebola survivor’s population have emerged related to food and non-food items, psycho-social care as well as caring for Ebola orphans. ACT members the Council of Churches in Sierra Leone and Christian Aid are now working to meet the new needs of the Ebola survivors.
Published Mar 18, 2015. File size: 873.7 kB

Cameroon: Nigerian Refugees & Displaced - RRF No 3/2015

Rapid Response Fund Payment for US$69,990. Main objective of the response by ACT member Church of the Lutheran Brethren of Cameroon (CLBC) is to ameliorate the living conditions of 32,621 Nigerian refugees in the Minawao camp, and 13,275 displaced in Mozogo who are receiving no organised assistance and are left to manage as best they can.
Published Mar 09, 2015. File size: 516.0 kB

Kenya: Response to South Sudan refugee arrivals in Kenya - KEN151

Appeal Target: US$ 993,006. ACT members in Kenya continue to meet and coordinate, also with other agencies, such as, UNHCR and WFP in Kakuma. For the year 2015, UN agencies estimate that 30,000 new arrivals, mainly children under 18, will seek refuge in Kakuma camp. As estimations of new arrivals differ and could rise up to 100,000 people, LWF and NCCK Kakuma prepare for an influx of 30,000 refugees throughout the year, with a higher influx in during the first quarter of 2015. The overall goal of the response in Kenya is to provide basic support and protection to newly arrived refugees once they reach Kakuma refugee camp. As the majority is expected to be under the age of 18, activities of LWF comprise the emergency response to 30,000 new arrivals including the provision of basic needs such as water, emergency education for 20,000 children, protection and psychosocial support, while NCCK will focus on shelter.
Published Feb 27, 2015. File size: 1.5 MB