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

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

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

Appeal Target: US$ 798,628. 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. This will enable a total LWF/ACT response of more than US$6.6 million.
Published Feb 24, 2015. File size: 1.0 MB

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: 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