Appeals and Rapid Response Funds

Brazil: Emergency response to mudslides in Brumadinho – RRF No.01/2019

06 Feb 2019

On January 25, 2019 a dam broke in the State of Minas Gerais, releasing more than 12 billion liters of mineral debris broke, with tailings from iron mining. The waters and mudslides  immediately reached the Municipality of Brumadinho and Parque da Cachoeira reserve, and more than 220 km along the course of the Paraopeba River. […]

Vanuatu: Emergency Response to Manaro Volcano Eruption in Penama Province – VUT191

28 Jan 2019

Around 97% of of the people in the island of Ambae have been displaced by the Volcanic eruption that started in 18th March 2018.  As of December 2018, the government still considered Ambae as high risk and have not allowed its residents to return to their homes.  The area remains at risk for flooding, landslides, […]

Iraq: Support to IDPs, Refugees, Returnees and Host Communities – IRQ191

12 Dec 2018

The humanitarian crisis in Iraq remains one of the largest and most volatile in the world, with a complex reality, rapidly changing vulnerabilities, and serious economic problems. However, despite the defeat of ISIS over a year ago, there is still great need for help in order to break the cycle that led to the current […]

Syria: Humanitarian Response for People Affected by the Conflict – SYR191

11 Dec 2018

With the Syria crisis continuing into its eighth year, more than half of the population of Syria has been forcibly displaced from their homes, and many people have been displaced multiple times. The number of daily displacements remains high, with approximately 920,000 as Internally Displaced Person (IDPs) in the first 4 months of 2018 (at […]

DRC: Emergency Response to the Ebola and Cholera Outbreak in North Kivu Province

11 Dec 2018

Since 1976, the date of the first cases of viral haemorrhagic fever, the DRC has been facing several episodes of Ebola virus epidemic. The Ministry of Public Health declared the 10th Ebola outbreak in August 2018. Its first confirmation was found in Mabalako health zone, Mangina locality, northwest of Beni. Within a few days, the […]

El Salvador and Honduras: Emergency Response to Floods – CAM181

11 Dec 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 to 18 October , In El Salvador Civil Protection reported 15 people injured, six dead, one missing and 768 people in […]

Vanuatu: Ambae Volcano Evacuation Relief and Resettlement Support (Concept Note)

10 Dec 2018

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 […]

DRC: Kasai Crisis (Revised Appeal) COD181

05 Dec 2018

There is an emerging humanitarian crisis in the Southern Kasaï region of the Democratic Republic of Congo, where Congolese have sought safety after being expelled from Angola in a violent clampdown on refugees and migrants. The mass population movement follows the Angolan Government’s decision to expel Congolese migrants, many of whom were working in the […]

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 […]

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