Appeals and Rapid Response Funds

India: Cyclone Gaja Emergency Response in Tamil Nadu- RRF No.20/2018

05 Dec 2018

Cyclone Gaja made landfall over Tamil Nadu coast on 16th November 2018 at 1:45 AM, wreaking havoc as it passed the coastal districts of Tamil Nadu.  Cyclone Gaja made its landfall with wind speed of 120 – 140 kph, leaving behind a huge trail of destruction in the districts of Nagapattinam, Cuddalore, Thanjavur, Tiruvarur, Pudukottai, […]

Armenia: Emergency assistance to hailstorm affected communities

21 Nov 2018

On Monday morning, 01 October 2018, the villages of Dsegh in Lori and Arapi, Voskehask, Harij in Shirak mountainous regions in Armenia were affected by sudden heavy rains and hailstorms that swept away 130ha of crops in Dsegh and 185,8 ha – Arapi villages, 28,2 – Voskehask, 64,29 – Harij. The dwellers lost 70 to […]

Indonesia: Emergency Assistance to People Affected by the Earthquake and Tsunami in Central Sulawesi – IND182

12 Nov 2018

On 28 September 2018 at 17:02 WIB (Indonesian Western Time), an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.4 hit Central Sulawesi, 27 kilometers northeast of Donggala with a shallow epicenter (10 km). It was immediately followed by a tsunami warning by BMKG (Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency). This earthquake triggered a tsunami that hit the coast […]

DRC: Ebola Emergency – RRF No. 18/2018

09 Nov 2018

On 1st August 2018, an outbreak of Ebola was confirmed in Mabalako Health Zone in Mangina village situated in Beni Territory, North Kivu Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The official declaration of Ebola epidemic by DRC National Ministry of Health initiated a response from WHO and other organizations from the health sector to […]

El Salvador and Honduras: Emergency Response to Floods – CAM181 (Concept Note)

07 Nov 2018

Two low pressure systems, one in the Atlantic and the other in the Pacific, caused intense rainfall conditions, flash floods in several communities in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua from 5 October 2018. In El Salvador, Civil Protection reported 15 people injured, six dead, one missing and 768 people in shelters. In […]

Central America: humanitarian response to people on the move – RRF No. 17/2018

25 Oct 2018

Since Friday, October 12, a caravan of approximately 6,000 Honduran migrants have been making their way north through Guatemala toward Mexico and the United States.  It is the latest and the largest iteration of big groups of Central Americans migrating North in an effort to escape their desperate circumstances, often experiencing additional human rights abuses […]

Uganda: Landslide Emergency – RRF No. 16/2018

18 Oct 2018

In the afternoon of Thursday the 11 October 2018, the mountainous eastern district of Bududa in Uganda was hit by a series of landslides which also caused massive flooding following torrential heavy rains. As a result, 5 villages have been washed away in the district of Bududa and confirmed reports indicate that 40 bodies have […]

Central African Republic: Response to IDPs in Paoua City

15 Oct 2018

On 27th of December 2017, the region of Paoua in the Central African Republic (CAR) was affected by fighting between armed groups, which signaled the start of a prolonged slow-onset crisis in this particular region. At least 78,000 people from the villages of Bah-Bessar, Mia-Pendé, Nana-Barya and Banhin Ouham Pende were forced to flee their […]

Concept Note: Emergency assistance to people affected by the earthquake and tsunami in Central Sulawesi – IDN182

10 Oct 2018

An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.4 with the shallow epicentre (10 km) located at 27 km northeast of Donggala occurred at 17:02 WIB (Indonesian Western Time) on 28 September 2018 followed by a tsunami warning by BMKG (Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency). This earthquake triggered a tsunami that occurred around 17:22 WIB, and BMKG […]

The Philippines: Response to the super typhoon Mangkut – PHL181

01 Oct 2018

Typhoon Mangkhut (locally named “Ompong”) entered the Philippines Area on September 12 at 3:00 in the afternoon, packing 205-kph winds and gusts of up to 255 kph. The 900 km-wide Typhoon Mangkhut made its landfall in Baggao, Cagayan on September 15 at 1:40 AM, carrying winds of up to 200 km per hour and heavy […]

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