Appeals and Rapid Response Funds

Philippines: Cotabato Earthquake – RRF 20/2019

14 Nov 2019

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) has recorded 50,930 households/254,473 persons affected by the series of earthquakes in the provinces of Davao del Sur, Davao Oriental, and North Cotabato.  UN OCHA estimates about 43,600 displaced people with about 80% of them staying in evacuation centers. They also reported that 33,110 houses have […]

Ghana: Flood Emergency-RRF 19/2019,

11 Nov 2019

Heavy continuous rains in Ghana have caused havoc in the Upper East Region, causing massive displacement and affecting communities who are currently temporarily hosted with friends, relatives, and temporarily located in schools and Churches. As a result, at least 28 people are reported dead, and there are indications that the death toll and the number […]

Zambia: Drought Emergency-RRF 17/2019.

07 Nov 2019

According to the Zambia Vulnerability Assessment (ZVAC, 2019) conducted by the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU) under the office of the Vice President, at least 2,330,182 persons are facing a severe drought during the present lean season (October 2019 and March 2020). Although the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) has not declared […]

Bangladesh: Humanitarian Assistance and Resilience Building for the Rohingya Population and Host Communities in Cox’s Bazar – BGD191

05 Nov 2019

More than two years ago (25 August 2017), the world witnessed one of the largest forced displacements of recent times. Currently, about 911,566 Rohingya refugees are living in spontaneous settlements in Cox’s Bazar. They remain largely dependent on essential humanitarian assistance to meet their basic needs. Over this period the Government of Bangladesh, UN agencies […]

Zimbabwe: Drought Emergency-RRF 16/2019.

31 Oct 2019

The government of Zimbabwe in August declared the drought situation in Zimbabwe a national disaster and appealed for international humanitarian assistance. The drought is due to poor 2019 harvests caused by the El Nino phenomenon. An estimated 31 per cent of Zimbabwe’s rural population (2,878,957 persons) require urgent action to protect and save livelihoods, reduce […]

Liberia: Emergency Response to Flood affected Communities in Liberia (LBR 191)

24 Oct 2019

The region of Montserrado, Grand Cape Mount, Margibi, Bomi and Lofa counties in Liberia, have been hit by an extremely heavy downpour causing flash floods, leaving many towns around Monrovia and surrounding counties flooded.  As a result, at least 187 homes have been damaged and property destroyed. The Lutheran Development Service in Liberia working with […]

Vanuatu: Emergency Response to Manaro Volcano Eruption in Penama Province RRF 15/2019

11 Oct 2019

On 18th March 2018 the Manaro volcano on the island of Ambae erupted and for the second time in six months triggered a state of emergency and mass evacuations of the population. The heavy outpourings of ash and gas has resulted in hazards of acid rain, flash floods, loss of food and water sources, and […]

Pakistan: Emergency Response to people affected by the earthquake in Kashmir – RRF 14/2019

04 Oct 2019

The 5.8 magnitude earthquake in Pakistan last 24 September 2019, affected a total of 10,500 families in Mirpur and Bimber Districts of Kashmir. Thirty-nine people died and more than 1,600 injured.  In addition to the loss of livelihoods opportunities, the earthquake damaged infrastructure (roads, water supply schemes, power supply etc.), houses and animal shelters especially […]

Bolivia: Emergency Response to Fires affected in Bolivia

01 Oct 2019

In early August, a forest fire started in the department of Santa Cruz in Bolivia, which has increased the sources of accelerated burning.  According to the most recent OCHA report (1 Oct. 2019) on the fires, Wildfires continued to rage through South America including Bolivia, experiencing a spate of fires due to lower humidity, strong […]

Brazil: Emergency response to fires in the Brazilian Amazon

30 Sep 2019

An unprecedented number of fires have raged throughout Brazil in 2019, intensifying in August. There have been more than 80,000 fires so far this year, the most ever recorded by the country’s National Institute for Space Research (INPE). It’s a nearly 80 percent jump compared to the number of fires the country experienced over the […]

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