Appeals and Rapid Response Funds

Global: ACT Alliance Global Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic – ACT201

31 Mar 2020

In just eleven weeks from January through to mid-March 2020, the outbreak of COVID-19 has progressed from a discrete outbreak in one Chinese city, to clusters of cases in many countries, through to a pandemic with most countries reporting cases, and many countries experiencing significant outbreaks. The current context in many countries is such that […]

Zimbabwe: Drought Emergency (ZIM201)

13 Mar 2020

Erratic and poorly distributed rainfall in Zimbabwe for two years has resulted in a severe drought affecting the Provinces of Matabeleland North and South. The same eastern region is yet to recover from unprecedented flooding from Cyclones Idai and Kenneth. Humanitarian needs include food assistance, emergency health and nutrition support, increased access to safe water […]

Madagascar :Flood Emergency (MDG 201).

21 Feb 2020

Madagascar is a country particularly exposed to high impact weather phenomena and also one of the countries most impacted by cyclones in the world.  This year, in January 2020 Madagascar’s West Coast has been struck by a large and long-lasting tropical depression characterized by heavy rains of up to 100 litres per m² within one […]

Philippines: Humanitarian Response to Multiple Disasters in the Philippines – PHL 201

17 Feb 2020

Multiple disasters hit the Philippines in the past 4 months affecting about 5.8 million people across eight out of its 17 administrative regions. The consecutive disasters since October 2019 has overwhelmed the capacity of the government to support the affected population. From the typhoon and volcanic eruption in Luzon, followed by the strong typhoon in […]

IRAQ: Multi Sectoral Support to IDPs, Refugees, Returnees and Host Communities Affected by the Conflict in Iraq- IRQ201

12 Feb 2020

The humanitarian crisis in Iraq remains one of the largest and most volatile in the world. The pace of displacement over the past four and a half years is nearly without precedent with more than 5.4 million people displaced since the rise of the Islamic State (IS). The 2019 Iraq Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) states […]

Syria: Humanitarian Response for People Affected by the Syrian Conflict – SYR201

30 Jan 2020

On the tenth year of this protracted conflict, the situation in Syria continues to drive the largest refugee crisis in the world. The past and present hostilities compounded with the continued massive displacement of populations, remain the main drivers of humanitarian needs , causing a UN declared level three humanitarian emergency. According to recent figures […]

Kenya: Flood Emergency Response (KEN 201).

24 Jan 2020

From October to December 2019, Kenya experienced one of the wettest rainy seasons on record, with rainfall totals ranging up to 400 per cent on average. Floods and landslides in November caused the death of 132 people, displaced 17,000 people, and affected approximately 330,000 people according to relief web (Dec 2019). Livelihoods have been negatively […]

Somalia: Emergency Response Project for Flood Affected Communities (SOM 201)

24 Jan 2020

Moderate to heavy continuous Deyr seasonal rains, which started in early October 2019 in many parts of Somalia, have continued to be received across the country causing flood emergencies. The flooding situation in Somalia has resulted in massive displacement affecting particularly children, mothers and the elderly who are now facing serious hunger, health and protection […]

Indonesia: Emergency Assistance for People affected by Floods in Greater Jakarta – RRF 01/2020

17 Jan 2020

The northeast monsoon brought continuous heavy rain in the greater Jakarta area that caused flooding at the start of the new year.  Recorded rainfall on 1 January reached 377 mm.  The weather agency, Badan Meteorologi, Klimatologi, dan Geofisika (BMKG) reported that rain may still continue for the next week.  Extreme heavy rainfall may still continue […]

The Bahamas: Emergency Response to People Affected by Hurricane Dorian – RRF 21/2019

06 Jan 2020

In the afternoon of Sunday, September 1st, 2019, Category 5 Hurricane Dorian, made landfall in the Bahamas in Elbow Cay, east of Abaco Island and on Grand Bahama Island respectively with the same intensity several hours later.   With an unprecedented behaviour, the hurricane moved slowly through the islands from 1 to 3 of September, The […]

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