Appeals and Rapid Response Funds

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 […]

Occupied Palestinian Territory: Humanitarian Response to the Protracted Crisis – PSE 191

12 Sep 2019

A protracted protection crisis continues in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT), which remains largely attributable to Israel’s ongoing occupation (UN OCHA 2019). For the first time, the ACT Appeal for the OPT was developed from a lens that understands the differences between Gaza and the West Bank in terms of humanitarian impact and scale of […]

China: Emergency Response to Typhoon Lekima RRF 11/2019

19 Aug 2019

On August 10th Afternoon, Typhoon Lekima land on Zhejiang province—the east part of China. It affected badly in the provinces of Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Shandong, Anhui, and Fujian. Peak wind gust was 240km/h with as much as 211 mm rainfall, making it the strongest 2019 typhoon to hit the country so far. As of 12 August, […]

India: Emergency Response to Cyclone Fani in Odisha IND191

16 Aug 2019

Over 16 million people were affected by the very severe Cyclone Fani as it made landfall in Puri District of Odisha State on 3 May.  Prior to landfall, nearly 1.2 million people have been evacuated from vulnerable and low-lying areas of at least 11  coastal  districts  in  over  4,000  shelters, including   880   specially   designed   cyclone […]

India: Emergency Response to Monsoon Floods in Assam – RRF10/2019

31 Jul 2019

The floods in Assam turned critical in the first week of July 2019. Incessant rains in the state led to overflow of major rivers and tributaries leading to inundation in the catchment areas of river Brahmaputra. The floods caused massive displacement of people and damaged the crops, livestock and properties. This also led to destruction […]

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