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

Philippines: Typhoon Haiyan - Rehabilitation - PHL151

Appeal Target: US$ 10,320,781. With the immediate relief effort now transitioning into recovery, four members of the ACT Alliance: Christian Aid, ICCO, Lutheran World Relief (LWR) and the National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP) are requesting a follow-on appeal to build on their critical work in the most affected provinces of Cebu, Samar, Leyte and Panay and Palawan. They will continue the following projects amongst others: shelter (more resilient homes), community based psychosocial support (CBPS); WASH; disaster risk reduction (DRR); livelihood restoration and training including diversification of agricultural and non-agricultural income; protection; natural resource management, emergency preparedness along with quality and accountability.
Published May 21, 2015. File size: 1.7 MB

Vanuatu: Cyclone Pam Emergency Response - VUT151

Appeal Target: US$924,152. On 13 March 2015, a category 5 cyclone lashed the Pacific islands of Vanuatu with destructive winds surpassing 300kph, heavy rainfall, storm surges and flooding. Most recent humanitarian assessments conducted by the Vanuatu National Disaster Management Office (NDMO), UN and non- government agencies indicate that 188,000 people were affected by the cyclone with up to 15,000 homes destroyed or damaged with 75,000 people identified as in need of emergency shelter. Water, sanitation and shelter needs remain paramount. ACT members in the Pacific, Australia, New Zealand ACT Forum (PANZ) are assisting through WASH, food security and agriculture, shelter, protection and training of trainers.
Published Apr 29, 2015. File size: 945.0 kB

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

Appeal Target: US$ 1’832’318. ACT members in CAR, LWF and FCA, are addressing remaining humanitarian needs and contributing to the building of peaceful, united and resilient communities. While FCA is enabling healthy, protective and quality education, LWF is strengthening cohesion between local residents, IDPs and returnees, in order to prevent tensions and new upsurges of violence between opposing groups.
Published Apr 28, 2015. File size: 1.2 MB

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

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

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