Appeals and Rapid Response Funds

Typhoon Haiyan rehabilitation in the Philippines – PHL151

20 May 2015

20 May 2015 – Typhoon Haiyan, (locally known as Yolanda), slammed into eastern Philippines on 8 November 2013. Haiyan, the strongest typhoon in recorded history ever to make landfall, created winds and storm surges that killed more than 6,300 people and caused catastrophic damage to the affected areas. 44 provinces, 57 cities, 591 municipalities and 12,129 barangays were […]

Assistance to Support & Protect War Affected Vulnerable Communities in the Central African Republic – CAF151

28 Apr 2015

The situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) took a dramatic turn following the March 2013 Coup d’Etat, with the conflict escalating into unprecedented levels of violence. The events that took place in Bangui in December 2013 constituted a peak in the conflict bringing the capital in a cycle of reprisals among citizens, with violent clashes between (largely […]

Survival assistance for displaced populations and their host communities in Northern Iraq

10 Apr 2015

10 April 2015 – This version of the extended and revised appeal (revision 2) replaces the 1st revision, issued on 24th November 2014, now removed from our web site. Text for this revision is in blue. Iraq currently has one of the largest populations of internally displaced people (IDPs) in the world; at least 2,400,000 as of 26th […]

RRF – Indigenous people suffer from floods in Acre and Amazonas states

30 Mar 2015

30 March 2015 – Since the beginning of February 2015, the state of Acre and part of the state of Amazonas, located in North Region of Brazil, suffer from heavy rains, resulting in Acre and Purus rivers and its tributaries, rising levels and consequent floods. According to the Ministry of National Integration, in Rio Branco, […]

Emergency Assistance to Refugees from Eastern Ukraine in Russia and Ukraine

23 Mar 2015

23 March 2015 – The first revision of ACT appeal UKR151 is hereby issued. This revision replaces the full appeal issued on 30 January 2015, now removed from our web site. All changes in the text are highlighted in blue. As a result of the Crimean crisis and the armed conflict in Eastern Ukraine the humanitarian situation arising […]

Response to cyclones and floods in Madagascar

23 Mar 2015

23 March 2015 – On 16 January 2015 Cyclone Chedza hit the south‐western part of the country in the regions of Menabe and Melaky with heavy rains accompanied by strong winds of 100km/hr and a displacement of 15km/hr causing severe damage and massive flooding in most parts of North West of Madagascar. On 7 February 2015 Tropical Storm […]

Cyclone Pam emergency response in Vanuatu

20 Mar 2015

20 March 2015 – On Friday 13 March a category 5 Tropical Cyclone Pam lashed the islands of Vanuatu bringing with it destructive winds surpassing 300kph, heavy rainfall, storm surges and flooding. The eye of the cyclone passed close to Efate Island, where the capital Port Vila is located causing extensive and widespread damage. Large parts of the […]

Ebola sensitisation and prevention in Sierra Leone

18 Mar 2015

18 March 2015 – The deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) surfaced in West Africa for the first time in 2013, affecting Guinea, Liberia, Senegal and Nigeria. It appeared in Guinea in December 2013 and spread into neighbouring Sierra Leone by April 2014. This virus is considered one of the most aggressive that has no cure to date. It […]

Response to South Sudan refugee arrivals in Kenya

25 Feb 2015

25 February 2015 – For more than 12 months hostilities have affected the South Sudanese population, steaming from a power struggle between the incumbent President Salva Kiir and his former deputy Dr. Riek Machar. On the evening of the 15th December 2013 violence erupted in Juba when Mr. Kiir accused Mr. Machar of staging a coup. This violence has […]

Assistance to improve the resilience and livelihood of CAR and Sudanese refugees and returnees, and host communities in Chad

24 Feb 2015

24 February 2015 – Chad is affected by conflicts in neighbouring countries, notably the Central African Republic, Sudan,  and with a population to more than 460,000 refugees (367,000 Sudanese, 93,000 Central Africans) living in refugee camps in the east and South of the country. In late 2013, a massive repatriation of Chadians from CAR took place. A total […]

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