Appeals and Rapid Response Funds

Floods and landslides in Ica, Peru – RRF No. 04/2017

08 Feb 2017

Since January 14th 2017, emergencies due to strong rainfalls, floods and landslides, have been occurring in the northern regions of Peru, causing significant damages to houses, educational facilities, agriculture, water and sewer systems, the capacity of health services are affected.  According to the latest reports from the National Emergency Operations Center (COEN) and National Civil […]

Emergency support to cold snap affected people from East Ukraine – RRF No. 03/2017

24 Jan 2017

The beginning of 2017 entailed arctic cold, which brought a record breaking low temperature and paralyzed some parts of Ukraine, Russia and the whole of  Eastern Europe. The temperature in the region dropped to -30°C, resulting in transport collapse and damage to communal infrastructure, disruption of heat and electricity supply, frostbite of hundreds of people […]

Winterization support to refugees/migrants in Serbia – RRF No. 2/2017

23 Jan 2017

Exceptionally harsh winter conditions from the beginning of January 2017, with temperatures at times going down to -30 degrees Celsius, have already claimed lives across Europe – among them refugees from various countries such as Afghanistan, Iraq and Somalia. The cold wave started already at the beginning of January peaking end of last week and […]

ACT/CARITAS Darfur Programme Appeal in Sudan

17 Jan 2017

The 2017 Darfur Programme (DP) Appeal marks the 14th anniversary of the joint Caritas Internationalis (CI) and ACT Alliance (ACT) collaboration which commenced in 2004. As has been mentioned in previous Appeals, the DP has been able to engage with and respond to the protracted humanitarian crisis that has continued to engulf the country. It […]

Support to cold snap affected people in East Romania – RRF No. 01/2017

17 Jan 2017

The arctic conditions from the beginning of January 2017 have already claimed lives across Europe. Conditions remain tough and constitute a small-scale, local emergency in south-eastern Romania. The severe winter weather hit Romania a week ago, when it started snowing heavily and temperatures dropped consecutively to -25 degrees Celsius. The cold snap claimed the lives […]

Typhoon Nock-ten, Philippines- RRF No. 11/2016

28 Dec 2016

Powerful Typhoon Nock-Ten or known locally as Nina, packing a maximum sustained winds of 185 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 255 kph, entered the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) on December 23. It brought heavy rain and fierce winds. The typhoon made eight landfall-from Bato, Catanduanes; Sagnay, Camarines Sur; San Andres […]

Humanitarian Response in Syria – SYR171

22 Dec 2016

Over five years of violence in Syria, approaching its sixth year in March 2017; the crisis has brought death and destruction to Syria. Millions of people have been forced from their homes or have fled the country. Many of them are children.  Around 6.3 million people are displaced inside Syria, 5 million people live in […]

Support to Internally Displaced People and Their Hosts in Iraq including Mosul Military Operation – IRQ161

21 Dec 2016

The Iraq crisis is becoming a protracted and an ongoing conflict. The World Bank report of 1 October 2016 said Iraqi economy is facing severe and pressing challenges. Currently, 10 million Iraqis are in need of some form of humanitarian assistance. In 2016, 11 million Iraqis are estimated to require some form of humanitarian assistance; […]

Cyclone ‘Vardah’ in Tamil Nadu,India – IND162

19 Dec 2016

The tropical cyclone (Category 1 on the Saffir-Simpson scale) ‘Vardah’ pounded Chennai, the capital city of South Indian State of Tamil Nadu at an unprecedented 130 km/h for about 90 minutes during the afternoon of 12th December 2016, until it crossed the city and travelled inland, bringing at least 10 cm rainfall. The Government of India […]

Earthquake in Pidie Jaya District, Nangroe Aceh Darussalam, Indonesia- RRF No. 10/2016

14 Dec 2016

A 6.5 Richter scale earthquake with the depth of 10 km struck Aceh Province in Pidie Jaya District at 05:03 am on 7 December 2016. The earthquake did not generate a tsunami; however many buildings in several areas collapsed. In addition to Pidie Jaya, both Pidie and Bireun districts were affected; butPidie Jaya District was […]

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