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

Chad: Assistance to improve the resilience and livelihood of CAR and Sudanese refugees and returnees, and host communities - TCD151

Appeal Target: US$ 6,698,250. The returnees and new refugee arrivals have put additional burdens on the host communities, who are already affected by the degradation of the environment caused by deforestation, over-exploitation of groundwater and pressure on scarce natural resources. The refugees and returnees situation in a context of extreme fragility and curtailed international support warrant Chad to be categorized as a forgotten crisis with continued potential for deterioration. LWF/ACT is continuing to respond to this humanitarian crisis in Chad, through its partnership with UNHCR which has committed and signed 2 agreements of US$ 5,899,622, providing that LWF/ACT can contribute complementary funds of US$ 798,628 which will enable a total response of more than US$6.6 million.
Published Feb 25, 2015. File size: 1.0 MB

Madagascar: Response to cyclones and floods - MDG151

Preliminary Appeal Target: US$ 494,965. The ACT forum in Madagascar is planning to assist the affected communities through distribution of unconditional cash grants, food and NFI distribution and early recovery and livelihood restoration. Version slightly amended 26 February 2015 re-posted.
Published Feb 20, 2015. File size: 881.1 kB

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

Appeal Target: US$ 332,766. ACT member Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) will aim at facilitating survival and improving the health and hygiene situation of the refugees and internal displaced persons (IDPs) from conflict areas in Donetsk and Lugansk regions of Ukraine by providing hygiene articles. And ACT member Hungarian Church Aid (HIA) will aim at facilitating survival of the IDPs in the extreme winter conditions by providing winter assistance for IDPs in seven regions of Ukraine (Kharkiv, Kherson, Zaporizhia, Ivano Frankivsk, Lviv, Transcarpathia & Kyiv City). This full appeal replaces the preliminary appeal issued on18 December 2014, now removed from our web site.
Published Jan 30, 2015. File size: 843.2 kB

Jordan, Syria, Lebanon: ACT Alliance Syria Humanitarian Response - SYR151

Appeal Target: US$ 7,257,982. Members of the ACT Jordan, Syria and Lebanon (JSL) forum aim at reducing the vulnerability and easing the burden of people who are affected by the Syrian conflict in Syria, Jordan and Lebanon. Priority needs: food, non-food items, WASH, health, education, shelter, rental support.
Published Jan 28, 2015. File size: 1.8 MB

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

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

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