Humanitarian

ACT Alliance demonstrates its value as the leading faith-based alliance in humanitarian response by working with faith and humanitarian actors at the global, regional, national, and community levels. ACT harnesses the combined strength of its members in delivering humanitarian response at scale and with considerable reach through joint programming approaches.

We commit to an effective ecumenical response that saves lives and maintains dignity, irrespective of race, gender, belief, nationality, ethnicity, or political persuasion. Humanitarian needs define our priorities and the humanitarian principles of humanity, impartiality, neutrality, and independence guide our actions. We remain committed to strengthening the resilience of affected communities and to being accountable to people and communities affected by a crisis. The ACT Alliance Secretariat is certified against the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability and is committed to the Sphere Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Response.

We are active in more than 120 countries worldwide

Through its national, regional and sub-regional forums ACT Alliance provides humanitarian and emergency preparedness support to local communities helping them during a crisis and to become more resilient.

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ACT humanitarian mechanism

The Rapid Response Fund is an innovative funding mechanism designed to put local communities at the centre of decision-making and is recognised as one of few such funding mechanisms across the sector. The RRF provides valuable opportunities to demonstrate the niche of faith actors in humanitarian response as we work closely with local ACT members and their community networks. On average, the RRF funds 20 emergencies annually and responses are implemented within six months.

The primary mechanism for large scale or global emergencies, including protracted crises: ACT Alliance raises an appeal to its membership with both requesting and funding members co-owning the process. Appeals are open for funding during their entire project period and accessible to both national and international ACT Alliance members.

Consortia represent a new funding mechanism for ACT Alliance. As part of Emergency Preparedness planning, consortiums are established before a disaster strikes and consortium members share a vision and strategic focus. Members self-organise and develop their own financial management models and programme strategies supported by the EPRP process and tools.

Emergency preparedness and response planning is integral to the strengthening of ACT Alliance’s capacity to respond effectively in emergencies through joint programming.

ACT national and regional forums develop emergency preparedness and response plans (EPRPs), working collaboratively to understand potential disaster risks and plan how to respond to emergencies quickly and effectively. Forum EPRPs are accessible by members through an online platform, which can be viewed by other members who may be interested to support them. ACT Forums use specific ACT guidelines and tools to support the process of developing an EPRP which is reviewed regularly.

EPRP platform

As part of the holistic and integrated approach to humanitarian response, development and advocacy, ACT’s emergency preparedness and humanitarian response is supported by stronger humanitarian coordination and advocacy with stakeholders and duty bearers.

In the current strategic period our advocacy focuses on three banner commitments to the Grand Bargain at the World Humanitarian Summit where ACT has made significant investments and where member engagement is quite strong: the localisation agenda and the primary role of national/local members and local faith actors; demonstrating the important role of faith actors in humanitarian response; and strengthening of cash-based programming across the humanitarian sector.


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On October 30, the NDRRMC recommended to President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to declare a one-year state of national calamity after STS Nalgae battered almost the whole country and left 162 fatalities and caused gargantuan damage to infrastructures and livelihoods. However, the current administration has only issued the proposed proclamation for four regions (Regions 4A, 5, 6 and BARMM) with more than 1.4 million residents. Pre-emptively, the government evacuated over 356,000 persons but currently almost 349,000 persons are still displaced. As the climate negotiations is currently taking place, the Philippines is living with massive loss and damage. STS Nalgae alone damaged 64,209 houses of which 57,888 are partially damaged while 6,361 are unliveable. While the damage to infrastructure and agriculture marks a skyrocketing cost of Php 12 billion particularly affecting 146,927 farmers and fisherfolk[1]. This is on top of the already huge loss and damage caused by the recent Typhoon Karding, some in the same areas hit by STS Nalgae. Relief efforts from the government, NGOs and other stakeholders have undertaken but much effort is needed to contribute to the recovery of the most vulnerable population affected by these climate-induced weather events. According to the Joint Rapid Needs Assessment conducted by BARMM government partners and the MHT, the priority humanitarian needs include food, WASH and NFIs including hygiene kits, sleeping kits and kitchen/cooking sets. Most of the water sources are either destroyed or contaminated which is further damaging the health as toilets have been submerged or destroyed by floods. To Respond to the urgent needs of the affected people the National Council of Churches Philippines designed a 4 months response project which will provide relief assistance to 2,100 families or 10,500 persons from the priority areas in the regions of Cagayan Valley, Bicol and Panay Island. In coordination with the local churches, ecumenical partners and authorities in the target areas, the following activities will be undertaken within the next four months: 1. Provision of multi-purpose cash assistance to 1200 families 2. Distribution of food assistance to 900 families 3. Distribution of hygiene and sanitation kits to 2100 families RRF 01 2023 Philippines Typhoon Nalgae

After nearly 12 years of conflict, Syria remains a complex humanitarian and protection emergency characterized by ongoing hostilities and their long-term consequences, including widespread destruction of civilian infrastructure, economic collapse, explosive ordnance contamination and one of the largest number of internally displaced people in the world. In many ways, the humanitarian needs across the whole of Syria are currently at their highest since the start of the conflict, and households are reverting to negative coping mechanisms more frequently than before. This includes child labour, child marriage, sale of productive assets, and borrowing, all of which increase protection needs and/or reduce households’ capacity for self-sustenance in the future. As household resilience decreases, humanitarian needs increase. ACT Syria Forum members CA, GOPA-DERD, HEKS/EPER and MECC will respond to the protracted crisis with an appeal to raise 5,115,528 USD over two years, to improve the resilience of the crisis-affected populations in Syria. SYR231 - Syria Protracted Crisis Results-Framework - SYR231   

Clashes across the Tajikistan-Kyrgyzstan border, in the Bulak-Bashi area of the Batken region (Kyrgyzstan) erupted on 14 September 2022 between the troops of Kyrgyzstan and of Tajikistan, which escalated into an International Armed Conflict, each accusing one another of using tanks, mortars, rocket artillery and assault drones to attack the outpost. A state of emergency was declared on 16 September 2022 in the Batken region of Kyrgyzstan. Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan share 984 km of border, 30% of which is still disputed and leads to tensions due to lack of access to water, roads and pastures and nearby settlements. The surroundings of Batken airport and objects on the outskirts of the city were also shelled. As per official data, the total death toll was 39 and 135 people were injured on the Tajik side, 59 people were killed, among them women and children and more than 100 were injured on the Kyrgyz side. Over 140 thousand civilians evacuated the conflict zone to the safer region (Kadamjai and Razzakov cities) of Batken and have become IDPs. At this moment Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan has signed peace memorandum. In mid-october Kyrgyz delegation visited in Dushanbe, Tajikistan to discuss further delimitation and demarcation process. Two sides plan to revise archive documents and maps from the Soviet time. Recently, the Defence Minister of Kyrgyzstan declared that Kyrgyzstan will not give up even 1 cm of its land, but ready to resolve the issue peacefully, unless the sovereignty and inviolability of borders are kept. It is observed that both sides are upgrading their military capacities. The situation is tense, and risk of future conflicts is high. ACT Europe Forum through Hungarian Interchurch Aid seek to provide humanitarian assistance to affected families. This proposal is in compliance with the criteria for an exceptional circumstance where (a) There are no ACT national members present in Kyrgyztan and (b) Funding is allocated to an international member with an additional objective to provide capacity to support to an ACT national member or local partner.  This response will be implemented by Hungarian Interchurch Aid’s local partner, Insan Leilek Public Foundation. To that end, an RRF of 124,866USD has been approved. RRF 19 2022 HIA Batken Border Clashes Response

Four years after the end of large-scale military operations against ISIL, the humanitarian context in Iraq remains fragile. Prone to political instability, violence, corruption, armed conflict and natural disasters, Iraq is an anomaly of an upper middle-income country at “very high risk” and requiring international assistance. Protracted displacement has come to characterize the post-conflict environment, with eroded national social cohesion, extensive explosive ordnance contamination, and incomplete rehabilitation of housing, basic services and livelihoods opportunities. About 1.2 million people remain internally displaced, more than 90 per cent of whom fled their areas of origin more than four years ago. Protracted displacement is expected to continue over the next few years. Barriers to return, local integration or resettlement remain significant. Climate change is a growing threat in Iraq. According to the UNEP (2022), Iraq has been ranked at the 5th most affected country by climate change in the world. Temperatures are soaring to new extremes as degrees above 50°C are becoming common, compounding the situation further into a complex humanitarian crisis. Water scarcity is forecasted to significantly impact this season’s crop production, which could further impact people’s livelihoods and food security status as well as increase the risk of cholera or other diseases. Climate-induced migration has already been witnessed in the worst-hit parts of the country. ACT Iraq Forum members LWF and HIA will respond to the protracted crisis with an appeal to raise USD3,104,757 over two years, to improve access to durable solutions to the crisis-affected populations (IDPs, refugees, returnees and host communities) in Iraq. IRQ231 Protracted Humanitarian Crisis in Iraq IRQ231 - Results Framework

As of October 2022, the Government of El Salvador declared a state of emergency due to the severity of the damages caused by hurricane Julia, including overflow, landslides, floods, landslides, flooding, destruction of houses, loss of crops, material damage, and deaths. According to authorities, at least 23,500 families were affected, 5,172 people were evacuated to temporary shelters, 11 people died and around 469 houses were damaged. In response to the disaster, the ACT Forum El Salvador, through its members ALFALIT and SLS, has submitted a proposal for 150.000 USD, seeking to provide emergency response to 730 households and 2,855 people in the sectors of CASH/Vouchers and Psychosocial support.  RFF 17 2022 Hurricane Julia El Salvador

In the early hours of September 13, 2022, the Azerbaijani military forces launched a large-scale coordinated attack against the sovereign territory of the Republic of Armenia targeting the borderline communities in the regions of Gegharkunik, Vayots Dzor and Syunik of Armenia. The Azerbaijani armed forces used different weapons, including heavy artillery, mortars of various calibres, UAVs, and large-calibre guns. The emergency is small scale, however, there is a concern for a large-scale offensive. The primary geographical focus of the attack is 3 regions of Armenia (Gegharkunik, Vayots Dzor and Syunik) including the cities and villages of Kapan, Goris, Jermuk, Vardenis, Sotk, Norabak, Kut, Geghamasar and other borderline communities. According to the Statistical Committee of the Republic of Armenia, by the beginning of the 2020 year population in these 3 regions are as follows։ Gegharkunik region – a total of 222.7 thousand persons (66.6 urban and 161.1 rural), Vayots Dzor region – a total of 48.5 thousand persons (48.5 urban and 31.4 rural), Syunik region – total 137.3 thousand persons (93.2 urban and 44.1 rural). ACT Armenia Forum through the Armenian Round Table seek to provide humanitarian assistance to 187 affected families for winter heating costs from November 2022 to January 2023 To that end, an RRF of 51,182USD has been approved. RRF 18 2022 Armenia Conflict

On October 8, the Nicaraguan government started meteorological monitoring through the Nicaraguan Territorial Studies Institute (INETER) and issued a yellow alert. According to INETER, hurricane Julia hit Nicaragua with rainfalls between 200mm to 250mm have saturated soils, and wrought havoc across the country, especially in the North and South autonomous regions, where indigenous populations are still recovering from the 2020 hurricane season. The Hurricane has affected communities and populations throughout the national territory, especially in the centre, west, and south of the country. About a million people are left without power and heavy rains and floods forced the evacuations of more than 13,000 families, while some 31,170 people lack access to drinking water. The central government has begun to respond at the level of urban areas and in shelters that were set up. The Centro Interclecial de Estudios Teológicos y Sociales (CIEETS), the Consejo de Iglesias Pro Alianza Denominacinal (CEPAD), and the Iglesia Luterana Fe y Esperanza (ILFE), members of the ACT Forum Nicargua, seek to provide humanitarian assistance to 755 affected families from November 2022 to February 2023 in three sectors: Food security, Shelter and household item and WASH. To that end, a RRF of 151,148USD has been approved. RRF 16 2022 Nicaragua Hurricane Julia      

Major clashes erupted on the week of 19 May 2022 and continue to escalate between the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (FARDC) and rebel groups. As a result, at least 186,000 people fear returning to their homes and are displaced in the outskirts of Goma. The displaced are living in schools, churches, and other centers in overcrowded environments with limited sanitary facilities. The overcrowded conditions could exacerbate the likelihood of communicable diseases through the spread of water-borne diseases. Several schools are no longer functional in the origin areas of (conflict) of the displaced and it will be difficult for schools in the areas of displacement to open. RRF 12 2022 DRC Conflict Final

Since the 22nd of September, hurricane Ian (Category 3) has been impacting Cuba, particularly the provinces of Pinar del Rios, Artemisa, Mayabeque, the Special Municipality Isla de la Juventud, and La Habana, causing landfalls, floods, damages to the infrastructure, housing, electricity and telecommunications services, crops, and the disruption of the provision of critical public and social services.

  • Approximately 3 million people have been affected, 4 casualties have been reported, and 116,000 people were evacuated from their homes and sought refuge with their relatives, and neighbors, in emergency shelters or in local churches.
  • Around 100,000 houses, 11 hospitals, and 992 schools were severely affected. Electricity service remains intermittent: In the province of Pinar del Rio 144 out of 150 circuits are without electricity, and in the province of Artemisa, the electricity service is only working at 46% of its capacity.
  • Water supply deficit: in Pinar del Río, the population is heavily dependent on tank truckers and generator sets.
  • Damages in the food sector increase, with acute damages in agriculture, and wide losses in livestock. Food distribution has been interrupted by damages suffered, which directly and negatively impacts the Family Welfare System and the most vulnerable population who heavily depend on food rations distributed by the government.
  • The complex situation has seriously affected the psychosocial well-being of vulnerable groups, especially elderly persons, children, women, persons with disability, and persons with chronic illnesses.
  • Health authorities warn about the need to increase epidemiological surveillance of the most affected territories, in a context of a high incidence of dengue.
The Consejo de Iglesias de Cuba (CIC) is seeking to provide humanitarian relief in the sectors of WASH, Psychosocial support, and Emergency Preparedness & Forum Capacity strengthening to 3,750 people (1,290 girls, 1,090 boys, 540 women, and 367 men), and 750 households through a RRF of 72,600 USD. RRF 14 2022 Cuba Hurricane Ian

On September 25, 2022, powerful Typhoon Noru or known locally as Karding, packing a maximum sustained winds of 195 kph and gustiness of up to 240 kph, caused major damages to various communities in seven regions affecting 366,483 families or more than 1.3 million persons. Heavy rain and violent winds inundated farm lands, massive flooding submerged various towns, storm surges ravaged through low-lying and coastal areas, while some mountainous areas were further isolated. A total of 44 cities/municipalities were declared under the State of Calamity. Although flooding in most affected areas have subsided, significant damage to infrastructures was recorded. Government reports indicate at least 101,251 houses were partially or totally destroyed, while damage to infrastructure such as school buildings and roads is estimated to reach Php 304 million. Classes and work were suspended in at least 700 cities/municipalities. Initial assessment findings from the UN OCHA Philippines state that immediate priority needs include food, temporary shelter, agricultural inputs, water and hygiene kits, livelihood/cash for work as well as protection services. Health and psychosocial services were likewise critical for the affected communities. Food security, livelihood recovery, some health services and access to safer WASH is expected to be challenging for the next few weeks until the coming months. The National Council of Churches in the Philippines will respond to the crisis through ACT's Rapid Response Fund. RRF 15 2022 Philippines Typhoon Noru

The current emergency in Honduras is caused by two weather phenomena: the rainy season (which starts in July and lasts until October-November each year) and La Niña, which is expected to last until February 2023.

Since July, several yellow alerts have been issued by COPECO (Secretary of State in the Offices of Risk Management), which led to the issuance of the national declaration of a state of emergency on the 24th of September.

The heavy rains caused overflows of rivers, landslides, mudslides, and floods, which subsequently brought the destruction of homes, losses in crops and livestock, confinement of several communities, and severe damage to the road network (primary, secondary, and tertiary).

So far, 14 departments have been affected: Santa Bárbara, Copán, Cortes, Yoro, Francisco Morazán, Colón, Lempira, Ocotepeque, Comayagua, La Paz, Intibuca, Valle, Choluteca, and El Paraíso.

According to official data released by COPECO and SINAGER (Governing Body of the National Risk Management System), 73,094 people were affected, 16,254 people evacuated, 144 shelters have been enabled (in 7 departments), 9,403 people sheltered, and 742 affected communities in the national territory.

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In the early hours of September 13, 2022, the Azerbaijani military forces launched a large-scale coordinated attack against the sovereign territory of the Republic of Armenia targeting the peaceful borderline communities in the regions of Gegharkunik, Vayots Dzor and Syunik of Armenia. The Azerbaijani armed forces used different weapons, including heavy artillery, mortars of various calibres, UAVs, and large-calibre guns. The emergency is small scale, however, there is a concern for a large-scale offensive. The primary geographical focus of the attack is 3 regions of Armenia (Gegharkunik, Vayots Dzor and Syunik) including the cities and villages of Kapan, Goris, Jermuk, Vardenis, Sotk, Norabak, Kut, Geghamasar and other borderline communities. According to the Statistical Committee of the Republic of Armenia, by the beginning of the 2020 year population in these 3 regions are as follows։ Gegharkunik region - a total of 222.7 thousand persons (66.6 urban and 161.1 rural), Vayots Dzor region - a total of 48.5 thousand persons (48.5 urban and 31.4 rural), Syunik region - total 137.3 thousand persons (93.2 urban and 44.1 rural). ACT Armenia Forum through the Armenian Round Table will access ACT’s Rapid Response Fund to provide assistance in affected regions. Alert_Armenia_Armed Conflict  

Reaching its twelfth year of war, Syria remains a complex humanitarian and protection emergency characterized by ongoing hostilities and their long-term consequences, including widespread destruction of civilian infrastructure, economic collapse, explosive ordnance contamination and one of the largest numbers of internally displaced people in the world. In many ways, the humanitarian needs across the whole of Syria are currently at their highest since the start of the conflict, and households are reverting to negative coping mechanisms more frequently than before. This includes child labour and child marriage and the sale of productive assets – all of which increase protection needs and/or reduce households’ capacity for self-sustenance in the future. As household resilience decreases, humanitarian needs increase. Over 14.6 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance inside Syria, including approximately 9.6 million in severe need. The total number of IDPs is 5.38M, including 4.3M in need of humanitarian assistance.

Act Syria forum is preparing an appeal to respond to the needs of the affected communities. Act members: CA, GOPA-DERD, HEKS-EPER and MECC are getting ready for a response to provide humanitarian assistance in this complex environment targeting Food security, health, WASH, Education, Basic needs, NFIs, livelihoods & early recovery, child & youth forums, SGBV and psychosocial sectors.

ACT Syria forum Alert 2023 - Protracted Crisis

Hurricane Julia affected the Central American region with the greatest impact on Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala. In El Salvador, the effects of the tropical storm started on October 7th, but it officially entered in the early morning of October 10th. Up to date, the following impact and losses have been reported:

  • 397 rescues have been carried out, 162 obstructed roads are reported, 256 fallen trees, 112 landslides, 193 homes, and 10 vehicles affected, 15 floods, 134 river overflows, 1,110 evacuated, 10 deceased and 83 shelters have been activated.-
  • 90 shelters are available to the population, 83 are in use and, 678 families are sheltered, which is equivalent to 2,097 people.
  • Food insecurity due to the loss of all corn, beans, vegetables, and sorghum crops:
    • Lack of economic income due to the loss of small businesses.
    • Increased migration due to loss of jobs and housing.
    • Difficulty in getting around the communities to carry out their daily work activities due to the destruction of roads.
The ACT Forum El Salvador plan focuses on the recovery of the livelihoods of the most affected population, since there are considerable losses that if not addressed may cause food insecurity in many affected families, psychosocial support will also be provided to individuals and families that require it, based on the initial information obtained, the youth and child are the most affected population that needs to be addressed with CBCP. It is estimated that a budget of approximately 150,000.00 USD is required to develop and provide optimal care to the target population. To that extent, the ACT Forum El Salvador is foreseeing to apply for a RRF. ACT_Alert_El_Salvador_Hurricane_Julia

As of October, hurricane Julia hit Nicaragua with rainfalls between 200mm to 250mm that have saturated soils, and wrought havoc across the country, especially in the North and South autonomous regions, where indigenous populations are still recovering from the 2020 hurricane season. The Hurricane has affected communities and populations throughout the national territory, especially in the center, west, and south of the country. About a million people are left without power and heavy rains and floods forced the evacuations of more than 13,000 families, while some 31,170 people lack access to drinking water. The central government has begun to respond at the level of urban areas and in shelters that were set up. CIEETS, CEPAD, and ILFE, as members of the ACT Forum Nicaragua, are foreseen to provide a humanitarian response in the sectors of Food/Nutrition, Household items, Shelter, and WASH. To that end, a RRF of 150,000 USD is sought to be activated. ACT_Alert_Nicaragua_Huracan_Julia_2022  

More than 100 armed groups operate in eastern DRC, an unsettled region where conflict has raged for decades but has escalated in recent months. The humanitarian situation has declined sharply following clashes that resumed in May 2022 and continue to date in the Territory of Rutshuru between the Congolese Armed Forces (FARDC) and the rebels of the M23. The conflict has seen an increased displacement of persons from the area groups of Jomba, Kisigari, and Bweza, in Rutshuru and Rwanguba resulting in the injury of civilians, and the looting of health centers and villages.  Three national members of ACT DRC Forum, BOAD, ECC, and EELCO are responding to the immediate needs of displaced persons through access to Rapid Response Funds. DRC_Armed Conflict  

On the morning of September 25, 2022, the Philippines was once again battered by the super typhoon Noru (locally named Karding) which brough maximum sustained winds of 195km/h and gustiness of 240km/h. Noru has undergone an explosive intensification and reached super typhoon category in less than 24 hour, one of the fastest recorded in the Pacific basin. Bringing torrential rains, violent winds and raging floods, Noru made two landfalls in Burdeos, Quezon and Dingalan Aurora. The super typhoon swept over 27 provinces causing 43 cities and municipalities under state of calamity. From the initial assessment reports and figures reported its a medium scale emergency but with the changing weather situation it can convert into a large-scale emergency soon. As of 5th October, a total of 314,430 families or 1,139,172 persons living in 1,922 villages in seven regions were affected. Of which, 691 families or 3,166 persons were served inside 22 Evacuation Centers (ECs) and 8,784 families or 43,254 persons were served outside the ECs. In the last ten days the affected population has increased from 700,000 to more than a million according to the assessment conducted in the country. More than 46,000 people remain displaced, while, twelve (12) casualties, five (5) missing persons, and 67 injured were recorded. The latest situation report from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) cited 43 cities and municipalities under state of calamity. The super typhoon left 58,843 houses damaged (51,351 partially damaged and 7,492 totally damaged), power interruptions, and other infrastructures such as schools and roads destroyed. ACT Philippines Forum through the National Council of Churches in the Philippines will access ACT's Rapid Response Fund to provide assistance in two affected regions. ALERT Philippines Typhoon Noru 

Since the 22nd of September, hurricane Ian has been impacting Cuba, particularly the provinces of Pinar del Rios, Artemisa, Mayabeque, the Special Municipality Isla de la Juventud, and La Habana. The hurricane has been leveled as a Category 3 with sustained winds of 205km/h and has caused landfalls, floods, damages to the infrastructure, housing, electricity and telecommunications services, crops, and the disruption of the provision of critical public and social services. The ACT Forum Cuba, through its members CIC and CCRD, is foreseeing providing humanitarian support to 400 households and 2,000 affected people in sectors such as food security, WASH, Health, NFI, protection, and Emergency Preparedness. To that end, the ACT Forum Cuba will be applying for an RRF of 150.000 USD. ACT_Alert_CUBA_Alerta_HURRICANE_IAN_2022

Since mid-September, Honduras is facing a heavy rainy season that has created havoc and damage due to the excess rainfall, affecting the population and families from the different departments of the country, leaving their households destroyed, with no food, water, or refuge, and with their crops lost, unable to fulfill their basic needs. The Government of Honduras issued a national declaration of a state of emergency on the 24th of September due to the damages and losses caused by the heavy rainy season. At the moment, this emergency has been considered of medium scale. However, if the rain continues, it could aggravate the situation further. To date, 18 departments of the country have been affected. According to data provided by COPECO (Secretary of State in the Offices of Risk Management) and CODEM (Municipal Emergency Committee), 9 casualties and 51 wounded people have been reported, while 6,792 families have been confined. Overall, 14,320 families and 56,763 people have been affected. The ACT Forum Honduras, through its members CASM and OCDIH, is foreseeing applying for an RRF to provide joint humanitarian assistance to alleviate the humanitarian needs of the affected population in the sectors of Psychosocial support, WASH, Cash/Vouchers, Food Security/Nutrition, Household items, and Livelihoods. ACT_Alert_Honduras_floods_2022

Pakistan is experiencing abnormal monsoon rainfall since mid-June 2022, resulting in flash floods, and landslides across the country. The torrential rains continue to ravage many parts of the country. As of 31 August 2022, National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has reported that 1,191 people, including over 350 children have lost their lives, 3,641 people have been injured, over 287,000 houses have been fully and 662,000 partially destroyed, and over 735,000 livestock have perished and 2 million acres of crops have been adversely impacted, besides severe damage to communications infrastructure. The number of the affected population is expected to increase as there is still a substantial number of populations who are not yet reachable. The priority needs for people are emergency shelter, food and other basic necessities, safe drinking water, and access to sanitation, hygiene, and health care. People will also need support in recovering their livelihoods lost due to the floods. Community World Service Asia (CWSA) and Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) have indicated that they plan to provide support to the people most affected, the Emergency Steering Committee has been activated to support members to determine the most appropriate ACT response ACT Alert_Pakistan Floods 2022

Located in the northeast of Uganda, Karamoja is one of the poorest regions in Uganda, with income poverty at 66% (having increased from 61% in 2017) and food poverty at 75% has increased from 70% in 2017 (UBOS: UNHS 2019/20). This year, the Karamoja region has suffered widespread crop losses and harvest failure due to delayed rains resulting in hunger. The area is suffering a prolonged drought since 2020. The hunger situation is made worse by attacks from plagues of locusts and armyworms all of which have affected crop production in the region during the past 2 years. ACT Uganda national forum member Church of Uganda (CoU) is proposing to provide food initially, then support affected communities to reduce Gender Based Violence and increase protection. In the medium to long term, CoU plans to support farmers in farming (conservation farming) and environment protection. Uganda_Hunger crisis

Thousands have fled from DR Congo to Uganda due to violent clashes that started on  28th March 2022. To date, the conflict in North Kivu and Ituri provinces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) continues. The situation remains unpredictable as there are reports of continued fighting near the border on the DRC side. Congolese nationals are still camped within Bunagana and surrounding areas on the Ugandan side of the border. The new influx of refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo is stretching Uganda's resources to the breaking point. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, alongside the Government of Uganda and humanitarian partners, is assisting some refugees in the country's southwest districts. ACT Forum Uganda 3W Matrix Uganda_Response to DRC Refugees

In May 2022, rains started in the state of Assam and resulted in flooding in 27 districts of the state. Approximately 670,000 people were affected by the floods during this first wave. Continued rainfall due to monsoon season in the catchment areas of the main rivers of Assam (Brahmaputra, Barak and their tributaries) since the second week of June resulted in an increase in water levels in all the major rivers in the state and also landslides. The flood situation remains to be grim on 4 July with the total death toll to 179. Local government stated a total of 17 embankments, 486 roads and 14 bridges were damaged. 1,618 villages were under water and 47,198.87 hectares of crop areas were damaged across Assam. Damage to infrastructure is feared to cause long-term impacts, such as disruptions to supplies of clean water, wastewater treatment, electricity, transport, communication, education and health care. ACT India Forum members plan to respond to the needs of the affected people through the Rapid Response Fund. ACT Alert India Assam Floods   

Team

Niall O’Rourke

Head of Humanitarian Affairs

Global

niall.orourke@actalliance.org

Geneva, Switzerland

Caroline Njogu

Regional Humanitarian Officer

Africa

Caroline.Njogu@actalliance.org

Nairobi, Kenya

Cyra Bullecer

Humanitarian Operations Manager

Global

Cyra.Bullecer@actalliance.org

Bangkok, Thailand

George Majaj

Humanitarian Programme Advisor

MENA

Amman, Jordan