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

PSE141 Rev.1 oPt Support to Gaza and the West Bank

On 7 July 2014, Israel launched Operation Protective Edge against Hamas in the Gaza Strip, following firing of rockets into Israel. This has resulted in an aggravated protection crisis in Gaza with serious and negative humanitarian consequences. To date, more than 650 Palestinians have been killed, and more than 4,200 were injured, in which 73 were children. Most of the victims are reported to be civilians. On the Israeli side 18 soldiers were killed and 2 civilians. In this revised 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. NCA has decided to join this appeal as new ACT Requesting Member. NCA is requesting funds to support the Ahli Arab Hospital (AAH) of fuel, of medicines and medical supplies and provision of psychosocial support.
Published Jul 24, 2014. File size: 881.5 kB

Liberia: Ebola Sensitization and Prevention - LBR141

Appeal Target: US$ 234,353. ACT Liberia Forum members are responding to the Ebola outbreak in Liberia, by creating sensitization about the virus among the local population and by acquiring an emergency isolation centre for the Phebe Lutheran Hospital, who have already received Ebola patients and had some of their health workers infected.
Published Jul 22, 2014. File size: 742.5 kB

Brazil: Floods in indigenous territories - RRF No. 10/2014

Rapid Response Fund Payment for US$ 59,972. ACT member Lutheran Foundation of Diaconia (FLD) is planning for the following assistance: to ensure 400 families have food security during 3 months, through the distribution of 800 rations of protein (meat) and corn meal (corn maize) in addition to what has been distributed via local efforts; To ensure nine communities have access to water with 9 wells; 30 families will have their roofs repaired; 200 mattresses will be provided; A boat will be provided to the affected communities to allow their mobility; To provide capacity building on Psychosocial Support; Develop an advocacy plan for the communities’ mobilization.
Published Jul 02, 2014. File size: 560.4 kB

Serbia & Bosnia and Herzegovina Floods – SRB141

Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina have been affected by a devastating cyclone, which has resulted in record flooding from heavy rains. Throughout the region dozens are confirmed dead, and many people are still missing. ACT members responding are: Philanthropy the Charitable Foundation of the Serbian Orthodox Church, Church World Service (CWS), International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC), and Hungarian InterChurch Aid (HIA). Assistance include distribution of food, home repairs, hygiene, water and livelihood support. Appeal Target: US$ 735,072. Balance Requested: US$ 451,633.
Published Jun 27, 2014. File size: 966.4 kB

Occupied Palestinian Territory: Support to Gaza and the West Bank - PSE141

Appeal Target: US$ 485,966. ACT member the Department on Service to Palestine Refugees (DSPR) is proposing assistance to reduce suffering and improve livelihoods of the affected population in Occupied Palestinian territories through following activities: improve access to Primary Health Care services to underserved families living in the Gaza Strip; help Palestinian children and women in Gaza Strip to recover from the after war stresses; empower and strengthen Palestinian youth living in the Gaza Strip; provide fodder for average 3 livestock for three months serving 200 Households addressing vulnerable communities affected by the barrier and illegal settlements, of which 80 households in area “C” of the Jordan valley (West Bank); provide potable water for vulnerable communities in Zone “C” for 190 households (West Bank). This full appeal replaces the Preliminary Appeal issued on 11th June, now removed from this site.
Published Jun 24, 2014. File size: 779.4 kB

Sri Lanka: Floods - RRF No. 09/2014

Rapid Response Fund Payment for US$ 58,061. ACT member the National Christian Council of Sri Lanka (NCCSL) is proposing assistance to: provide 2000 packets of cooked food, assist and provide 1400 families severely affected by flood with dry ration packs, empower and assist 100 families affected floods to recover a modicum of self-sufficiency in their day to day lives by providing 100 packs of essential household items, provide necessary facilities for 250 children/ students continue their education in schools by providing them with educational pack containing the most essential items, minimize their vulnerability and by providing assistance for small scale repairs to damaged houses, toilets and wells, build up community level capacity and awareness by conducting awareness programmes on climate change.
Published Jun 11, 2014. File size: 492.9 kB

Philippines: Typhoon Haiyan, REVISION 1 - PHL131

Appeal Target: US$ 18,758,962. The revised appeal has a focus on the sectors of permanent shelter, albeit with significant downscaling, shelter repairing, semi-permanent shelter kits, DRR which is inclusive of capacity building and construction of cyclone shelters, WASH and livelihood restoration with strong mainstreaming of cross-cutting issues including quality & accountability, psychosocial care and LRRD. The revised appeal reflects the amended response programmes of Christian Aid, LWR, NCA and NCCP. ICCO is in the process of revising its part of the appeal, which would be issued at a later date.
Published May 28, 2014. File size: 2.2 MB

Kenya: Response to South Sudanese refugees' arrivals into Kenya, REVISION 1 - KEN141

Appeal Target: US$ 2,123,291. ACT Kenya Forum members are assisting the newly arrived refugees to attain minimum standards of living including protection concerns especially for children, water and shelter once they reach Kakuma refugee camp.
Published May 23, 2014. File size: 1006.5 kB

Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina: Floods and Landslides - SRB141

Preliminary Appeal Target: US$ 730,000. ACT members in the region are planning to provide immediate life-saving and life-sustaining emergency support, relief assistance and humanitarian aid to the flood affected populations; to support the national emergency response networks; and to accelerate the clean-up, repair and disinfection activities in remote and/or under-served areas in order to position affected populations for recovery as soon as possible.
Published May 23, 2014. File size: 590.9 kB

Afghanistan: Floods & Landslides in the North, North-eastern & Western regions

Preliminary Appeal target: US$ 1,987,537. ACT members (Christian Aid, Church World Service A/P, Hungarian Inter-church Aid and Norwegian Church Aid) plan to restore normal life/livelihood through rehabilitation of irrigation systems, roads and damaged houses and provision of food and cash for work programmes; restore access to flood protected safe water and sanitation facilities; increase the resilience of the flood affected communities through DRR schemes.
Published May 16, 2014. File size: 1.3 MB