Appeals and Rapid Response Funds

Indonesia: Emergency assistance to communities affected by flash floods in Jayapura Regency, Papua – No. RRF 04/2019

16 Apr 2019

In the afternoon of Saturday 16 March 2019, the district of Jayapura in Papua was hit by flash floods around 19.30 PM (+9 GMT) that wiped out some areas in Jayapura District. The flood badly damaged most sub-districts in Jayapura District, especially in sub-District Sentani. The affected sub districts are as follows : Dobonsolo, Hinekombe, […]

The Philippines: Response to Super Typhoon Mangkhut – PHL181 (revision 1)

16 Apr 2019

On October 2018, a month after Typhoon Mangkhut, Typhoon Yutu (Rosita) made landfall in the Municipality of Dinapigue, Isabela province, just a few hundred kilometres south of Typhoon Mangkhut’s path. With 150 km/h maximum sustained winds, Typhoon Yutu exacerbated the impact of the previous typhoon and hampered the response and recovery efforts in the region. […]

Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi: Emergency Response to Cyclone Idai – SAF191

02 Apr 2019

Mozambique Heavy rains caused by powerful tropical Cyclone Idai hit the central and northern regions of Mozambique on 14th March 2019, leading to massive floods and leaving more than hundreds of people dead and hundreds of thousands affected. The cyclone then barreled on to southern Malawi and eastern Zimbabwe. The death toll has continued to […]

Mozambique: Emergency response to Cyclone Idai affected communities in Sofala Province – No. RRF 03/2019

22 Mar 2019

Heavy rains caused by powerful tropical Cyclone Idai hit the central and northern regions of Mozambique from 14th March 2019, leading to massive floods and leaving at least 202 people dead, according to the President of Mozambique, Filipe Nyusi. The death toll is expected to rise in the coming days. The situation is likely to […]

Cuba: Emergency response to the tornado in Havana RRF 2/2019

25 Feb 2019

On the evening of Sunday 27 January 2019, strong winds and torrential rainfall battered parts of Cuba, including the capital city of Havana. Amid the stormy weather, a powerful tornado ripped through parts of the city causing significant damage. The severe weather has been blamed for at least eight deaths while more than 190 others […]

Somalia: Strengthening Resilience for Crisis-affected Displaced, Returnee and Host community populations in Somalia (SOM191)

12 Feb 2019

According to UNOCHA humanitarian bulletin (Dec 2018), over 4.2 m people will need humanitarian assistance and protection services in Somalia in 2019. The humanitarian situation in Somalia is wanting and continues to be affected by climatic shocks, protracted conflict (as a result of Al-Shabab attacks) and face other issues resulting in massive internal displacement and […]

Brazil: Emergency response to mudslides in Brumadinho – RRF No.01/2019

06 Feb 2019

On January 25, 2019 a dam broke in the State of Minas Gerais, releasing more than 12 billion liters of mineral debris broke, with tailings from iron mining. The waters and mudslides  immediately reached the Municipality of Brumadinho and Parque da Cachoeira reserve, and more than 220 km along the course of the Paraopeba River. […]

Vanuatu: Emergency Response to Manaro Volcano Eruption in Penama Province – VUT191

28 Jan 2019

Around 97% of of the people in the island of Ambae have been displaced by the Volcanic eruption that started in 18th March 2018.  As of December 2018, the government still considered Ambae as high risk and have not allowed its residents to return to their homes.  The area remains at risk for flooding, landslides, […]

Iraq: Support to IDPs, Refugees, Returnees and Host Communities – IRQ191

12 Dec 2018

The humanitarian crisis in Iraq remains one of the largest and most volatile in the world, with a complex reality, rapidly changing vulnerabilities, and serious economic problems. However, despite the defeat of ISIS over a year ago, there is still great need for help in order to break the cycle that led to the current […]

Syria: Humanitarian Response for People Affected by the Conflict – SYR191

11 Dec 2018

With the Syria crisis continuing into its eighth year, more than half of the population of Syria has been forcibly displaced from their homes, and many people have been displaced multiple times. The number of daily displacements remains high, with approximately 920,000 as Internally Displaced Person (IDPs) in the first 4 months of 2018 (at […]

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