Alerts

Malawi: Floods and heavy rains in Mulanje, Nsanje, Chikwawa and Karonga Districts

29 Jul 2015

13 January 2015 – Flooding and heavy rains have affected 17 districts in the country. Four out of these districts have been heavily affected and include: Mulanje, Nsanje, Chikwawa and Karonga. ACT Forum in Malawi plans to respond in these four heavily affected districts. Alerts 01_2015_Malawi_Floods

Chad: Assistance to CAR and Sudanese refugees and returnees, and host communities

29 Jul 2015

15 January 2015 – Chad is one of the poorest countries, ranking 184 out of 187 on the Human Development Index and 5th on the Fragile States Index. The country is affected by conflicts in neighbouring countries, notably Central African Republic, Sudan, Nigeria and Libya. Alerts 02_2015_Chad_Assistance

Cameroon: Refugees Influx from Nigeria

29 Jul 2015

27 February 2015 – Following the plethora of attacks orchestrated by Boko Haram in the north east of Nigeria and the Cameroon villages along the border with Nigeria, local populations have been forced to flee the massacres. Refugees from Nigeria and displaced people from the border areas started arriving in the north region of Cameroon in August 2014. […]

Pacific island of Vanuatu: Cyclone Pam

29 Jul 2015

15 March 2015 – Between Friday 13 and Saturday 14 March, category five severe tropical cyclone Pam hit the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu. The cyclone was one of the strongest ever recorded in the Pacific islands with sustained winds of 270km/hr gusting to 360km/hr. Alerts 05_2015_Vanuatu_CyclonePam

Brazil: Floods in Acre

29 Jul 2015

30 March 2015 – In February and March 2015 heavy rain and floods have struck upon the state of Acre, north region of Brazil, severely affecting about 80,000 people. Alerts 08_2015_Brazil_Floods

Philippines: Typhoon Haiyan

29 Jul 2015

6 May 2015 – Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda) slammed into the eastern Philippines on November 8, 2013. The strongest typhoon recorded in history killed more than 6,300 people and caused catastrophic damages to 44 provinces, 57 cities, 591 municipalities, affecting more than 16 million people. Total damages were estimated to have reached $2.04 B, including major […]

Gaza and West Bank: Post-war crises

29 Jul 2015

13 May 2015 – Following the July-September 2014 war on Gaza, the fragile humanitarian situation which left 2,209 people dead and more than 10,000 injured continues to deteriorate, seven months after the end of the war. This is coupled with the longstanding blockade. Alerts 13_2015_Palestine_War_on_Gaza_Follow_on

Colombia: Floods in Arauca

29 Jul 2015

29 May 2015 – Since 22 May the Colombian north‐east department of Arauca has experienced heavy rains creating emergency situations due to the floods caused by overflown rivers. In Saravena municipality a red alert has been published due to the level of severity of the situation. Alerts 15_2015_Colombia_floods_Arauca

Uganda: Congolese Refugee Influx

29 Jul 2015

5 June 2015 – Thousands of Congolese refugees began pouring into Uganda from the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo in early June, reportedly fleeing possible abduction, forced recruitment and rape by suspected Mai Mai and ADF militia groups (Allied Democratic Forces). Alerts 16_2015_Congolese_Ref_Uganda

Ghana: Floods

29 Jul 2015

8 June 2015 – Heavy rains for the past week  in early June have left most parts of the capital, Accra, its suburbs and other cities flooded. Assessment carried out so far indicates that about 10 districts have experienced the effects of a severe flooding. Affected districts include Accra Metropolis, Ga South Municipal, Adentan Municipality, Cape Coast, Ashaiman […]

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