Appeals and Rapid Response Funds

Cuba: Emergency Response to Floods in Sancti Spíritus-No.RRF 9/2018

18 Jun 2018

As of 25 May 2018, sub-tropical storm Alberto, with maximum sustained winds of 65 km/hour, passed over Cuba and brought torrential rainfalls (4 inches of water in 24 hours) causing overflowing of rivers and streams. According to the Ministry of Interior, flood waters swept away a bridge and damaged roads and other infrastructure, leaving many […]

Tanzania:Floods Emergency-RRF No.7/2018

18 Jun 2018

During the night of Wednesday the 30th May 2018, the town of Marwa, Ruvu Mferejini and Ruvu Jiungeni in SAME District, Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania, was severely hit by overflow of river Ruvu and Nyumba ya Mungu Dam. On this night an overflow caused displacement of households, interrupted communication, swept away termed animals and crop fields. […]

Guatemala: Emergency response to the volcano eruption – GT181 (Concept Note)

11 Jun 2018

The Fuego Volcano, located 27 miles southwest of Guatemala City, erupted around noon on Sunday, June 3, 2018. According to CONRED, Guatemala’s national civil protection authority, the death toll has reached 109. The agency says that in addition, 58 people were injured, 197 people are missing, the number of people in shelters are 4137, 12,407people […]

Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT): Emergency Response – PSE181

01 Jun 2018

Since 30 March 2018, the Gaza Strip has witnessed an enormous increase in Palestinian casualties in the context of mass demonstrations taking place along Israel’s perimeter fence with Gaza. The demonstrations have occurred as part of the ‘Great March of Return’, a series of mass protests, expected to continue up to 5 June. The large […]

Kenya: Flood Emergency and Early Recovery – KEN181(Concept Note)

31 May 2018

According to Kenya Flood Response Update by UNICEF dated 19 May 2018, at least 332,000 people have been displaced by floods in Kenya and 183 have lost their lives. The update cites that 20 out of 47 counties are affected. According to Kenya Meteorological Department, the rains will continue to the second half of 2018 […]

Egypt: Emergency Assistance to Fire Affected People in El Sultan Hasan – RRF No.06/2018

23 May 2018

In the afternoon  of Thursday 10 May 2018, in the town of El-Sultan Hassan village – a slum area, El Minya Governorate in Egypt an electric short circuit caused fire in one of the village houses. This spark caused the entire house to catch flame. The barns where built of wooden beams and palm branches, […]

Kenya: Emergency Response to Floods – RRF No.05/2018

16 May 2018

During the night of Friday 2 March 2018, Nairobi County and several parts of the country were severely flooded. On this day, flooding caused displacement of households, interrupted transport, swept away bridges and caused the death of 11 people nationwide. Floods and heavy rain have continued to damage infrastructure, preventing or limiting humanitarian access to many […]

Somalia-Revised Drought and Flood Appeal – SOM171 (Rev. 2)

15 May 2018

The Gu rains 2018 started in April 2018 with above average rains. First, they started slowly but soon reached precipitation above normal. The soils were dried out and hard and could not absorb the rain water all over Somalia. This caused flash floods all over the country except in North-Eastern Puntland where it did not […]

Ethiopia: Emergency Response to Drought and Conflict Led Displacement – ETH181 (Concept Note)

23 Apr 2018

Ethiopia is currently facing a complex humanitarian crisis as result of an ongoing drought combined with ethno-political conflict along Oromia and Somali borders (two of the largest regional states). The current drought is an extension of last year’s (2017) drought which severely affected pastoral lowlands of Afar, Somali and Oromia. Over the past four decades, […]

Uganda: Emergency Response to DRC Refugees – UGA181 (Concept Note)

13 Apr 2018

In the evening of Monday the 18 December 2017, the district of Kanungu, Kisoro and Bundibugyo in Western Uganda, experienced a heightened influx of refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) fleeing violence in North Kivu and Ituri regions. That week was characterized by two major developments: the unexpected surge of arrivals to Kyangwalli […]

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