Appeals and Rapid Response Funds

Emergency response to the earthquake in Sichuan Province, China – No.RRF 9/2017

11 Aug 2017

A 7.0-magnitude earthquake jolted Jiuzhaigou, a popular tourist destination in southwest China‘s Sichuan province on August 8th, 2017. So far, At least 19 people were killed and 343 injured after the earthquake, according to the information office of the provincial government. Around 1680 houses from 17 townships were collapsed or destroyed. The situation and extent […]

Emergency response to the floods in Odisha, India – IND171

08 Aug 2017

The state of Odisha in India has been witnessing incessant rainfall from 15 July 2017, due to which flash floods occurred in river Nagabali and Kalyani of Rayagada district. More than 28,000 people in 50 villages under Rayagada Block and 20 villages under Kalyansinghpur Block have been affected. Five persons have been injured due to a wall collapse in Rayagada district.

The ACT India Forum is planning to respond to this emergency via ACT member Church’s Auxiliary for Social Action (CASA). The 76’800 USD target project is aimed at providing relief assistance in the form of Food and Shelter/Non Food Items to the flood affected people in the district of Rayagada, in order to address many of their survival needs.

Floods in Odisha State, India – IND171

27 Jul 2017

The state of Odisha in India has been witnessing incessant rainfall from 15 July 2017, due to which flash floods occurred in river Nagabali and Kalyani of Rayagada district. More than 28,000 people in 50 villages under Rayagada Block and 20 villages under Kalyansinghpur Block have been affected. 5 persons have been injured due to a wall collapse in Rayagada district.

Emergency response to the Marawi crises in the Philippines – PHL171

17 Jul 2017

On May 23, 2017, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) launched a military and law enforcement operation in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur province in Mindanao, in pursuit of Abu Sayyaf leader Isnilon Hapilon, who was believed to be the designated leader of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in the Philippines. […]

Emergency response to the floods in North-Eastern State of Assam, India – No.RRF 08/2017

17 Jul 2017

There have been heavy torrential rains since 2nd July 2017 in the North-Eastern state of Assam in India. The rains have continued and the floods have intensified in the last 48 hours. 24 districts of Assam have been affected during this current phase of floods. A population of 1,718,135 has been badly affected by current […]

Emergency response to Gaza and West Bank Crises – PSE171 (Follow-on Appeal)

08 Jun 2017

The political, economic and social context in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) did not change much during 2016 and the first part of 2017. Poverty, hardship condition, psycho-social problems and food shortage are still dominating the overall picture of the situation in Gaza. The ongoing siege imposed on the Gaza Strip since June 2006 is […]

Emergency response to the floods and Landslides in Sri Lanka – No. RRF 07/2017

06 Jun 2017

Incessant heavy monsoon rains (as high as 553 mm) starting on May 26 have caused floods and landslides in many parts of Sri Lanka (15 districts). As of 1st June 2017, 206 people are reported dead, while 92 are missing; so far, over 658,490 people are affected. Further, 1,713 houses were fully destroyed and around […]

Influx of refugees from DRC in Lunda Norte, Angola – ANG171

06 Jun 2017

Ongoing armed conflicts between the DRC government forces and the Kamuena Nsapu militia faction in Lunda Norte Province have triggered large displacements. As of the 13th of April, it was reported that a total of 11,051 refugees had arrived from the DRC and were settling in two camps. These numbers continue to rise as it […]

Emergency response to the floods and mudslides in Mocoa, Colombia – COL171

31 May 2017

130 mm of rain fell in the city of Mocoa in southwest Colombia between 23:00 on 31 March and 01:00 on 1 April, causing the flooding of the Mocoa, Mulato, and Sangoyaco Rivers, and several mudslides throughout Mocoa. These rainfalls amount to one-third of the average for an entire month for the area. At least […]

Emergency response to the crisis affected civilians in conflict zone, IDPs in Ukraine and refugees in Russia – UKR171 (Follow on appeal)

30 May 2017

The humanitarian situation in Eastern Ukraine remains difficult and continues to deteriorate. This is due to the fighting clashes, which began in April 2014 between militia-armed groups in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine, and the forces and armed groups under the central government in Kiev. Because of active hostilities, hundreds of thousands of […]

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