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Sudan + 1 other
Rapid Response Payment No. 3/2009: Displacement in Southern Sudan caused by LRA attacks

Funds Sent To: Norwegian Church Aid

Amount Sent: US$ 49,013.64

Date: 12 February 2009

Details of Response

Emergency: Displacement in Southern Sudan Caused by LRA Attacks

Date of Emergency: 11 February 2009

Implementing Member(s): Norwegian Church Aid/ ECS/SUDRA


Since mid-December 2008 a series of brutal attacks by the Ugandan rebel Lords Resistance Army (LRA) has hit the border areas either side of the DRC/Sudan border. To date 23,569 people (OCHA, 28 Jan) have been displaced within Central and Western Equatoria states

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ACT Alert: 5/2009 - Displacement resulting from attacks in Southern Sudan

The Lords Resistance Army (LRA) has attacked a series of villages in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo and Mundri and Yambio counties in south Sudan since 25 December 2008. Information has been slow to emerge from this remote part of the country but church and other civil society organisation leaders have reported vicious attacks on women, men and children as well as burning and looting of fields and houses. The governor of Western Equatoria state issued an emergency appeal for assistance on 20 January 2009 citing 120 deaths, 6,000 internally displaced
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ACT Appeal Uganda: Re-settlement program in Northern Uganda - AFUG91

Appeal Target: US$ 2,731,452

Geneva, 12 December 2008

Dear Colleagues,

The humanitarian situation across much of conflict-affected northern Uganda continues to progress along the transition from humanitarian to recovery and development action. In 2009, distinct humanitarian needs will continue to require a coordinated response, even as recovery and development are recognised as the dominant thinking across the majority of existing areas of operations where ACT members in Uganda are operating. The humanitarian action outlined in this appeal for Uganda

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ACT Rapid Response Payment No. 30/2008: For Congolese refugees in Uganda

Funds Sent To: Church of Uganda Planning, Development and Rehabilitation Department (CoU-PDR)

Amount Sent:  US$ 56,333

Date:  November 2008

Details of Response

Emergency: Congolese Refugees in Uganda

Date of Emergency: 5 November 2008

Implementing Member: Church of Uganda, Planning, Development and Rehabilitation Department (CoU-PDR)


The Democratic Republic of Congo borders Uganda on the southwestern side and borders Rwanda on the northern side. The DRC has experienced a number of ethnic conflicts. This area bordering

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Kenya + 1 other
ACT Rapid Response Payment No. 07/2008: Assistance to Kenyan refugees in Uganda

Funds Sent To: Church of Uganda, PDR

Amount Sent: US$ 60,000

Details of Response

Emergency: Assistance to Kenyan Refugees in Uganda

Date of Emergency: January 2008

Implementing partners: Church of Uganda, PDR

Details of the Emergency: The Nation of Kenya that borders Uganda on the Eastern side has to been known as a bastion of peace in East Africa for the last 45 years since it attained independence from Britain in 1963. Its economy has also been the strongest in the region, partly due to peace and stability. It is also the major

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ACT Appeal: Assistance to IDPs in Northern Uganda AFUG81

Appeal Target: US$4,920,260

Geneva, 11 December 2007

Dear Colleagues,

In Northern Uganda, the Juba peace talks and the overall security improvements have prompted an initial return process of the original 1.6 million internally-displaced persons (IDPs) and resulted in substantially improved access to land. However, IDPs in parts of Northern Uganda such as in Kitgum and Pader districts remain extremely cautious and only a minority have already returned to their original villages. Humanitarian needs in various regions are likely to change in nature, but less so in

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ACT Appeal Eastern and Northern Uganda: Assistance to flood-affected communities - AFUG 72

Appeal Target: US$ 379,929

Geneva, 3 October 2007

Dear Colleagues,

Unusually heavy rainfall since July 2007 has led to flooding and water logging across a number of districts in eastern and northern Uganda. ACT member Church of Uganda / Planning, Development and Rehabilitation Department (COU/PDR) Church of Uganda/PDR is submitting this separate appeal for the humanitarian response to the disaster, based on assisting 1,000 households, or persons affected by the rainfall and associated flooding in Katakwi, Amuria districts in Soroti Diocese. Shelter

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ACT news update Uganda flooding: "Next we will be displaced by a famine"

By Catie Corbin, ACT International

ADURUKOI, UGANDA. September 28, 2007 - George William Odeke is a local councilperson in the flooded village of Adurukoi in the eastern Ugandan district of Katakwi. "I don't know what will happen next year because the food is just finished. If the rain continues, we will undoubtedly need food relief," said Mr. Odeke.

Since July, the heavy rains have left most of the crops in the districts of Katakwi and Amuria submerged underwater. Many crops in the area have been completely lost. For the past three months,

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Chad + 3 others
Africa floods: ACT members respond to worst flooding in "any recent memory"

GENEVA, September 17, 2007--Recent heavy rains have caused extensive flooding and damage throughout much of west, central and east Africa. The floods have destroyed homes, farmland and local infrastructure, while displacing hundreds of thousands of people.

Members of the global alliance, Action by Churches Together (ACT) International have been assisting people since early August, as the emergencies began to unfold. ACT member responses are ongoing throughout Uganda, Sudan and Chad, meeting the needs of tens of thousands of affected people.

Eastern Uganda

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ACT Appeal Uganda: Assistance to IDPs in Northern Uganda - AFUG71 (Revised Sep 2007 for Flooding in Katakwi/Amuria)

Assistance to IDPs in Northern Uganda - AFUG71

Appeal Target: US$ 4,589,603

Balance Requested from ACT Alliance: US$ 1,983,702.87 (Revised September 2007 for Flooding in Katakwi/Amuria)

Geneva, 4 September 2007

Dear Colleagues,

Please find enclosed the revision of the Lutheran World Federation LWF Uganda appeal AFUG71 issued on the 8th of January 2007. The implementation of this appeal has been to focus on reducing human suffering among internally displaced persons in Northern Uganda in Katakwi, Amuria, Pader, Kitgum and Adjumani districts, through

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ACT Alert for floods in Uganda

Amuria and Katakwi flooding

Geneva, 21 August 2007

Heavy torrential rains that started in mid-July have resulted into flooding in the low-lying areas of Amuria and Katakwi. The region has not experienced flooding of this magnitude in any recent memory. After conducting its own assessments, meeting with local and district leaders and holding discussing with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), ACT member, Lutheran World Federation (LWF) reports the following:

The greatest damage is to food security

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LWF empowers the most vulnerable in northern Uganda

By Karen Ressel

Opakwi, Uganda. July 10, 2007. Rose Imilima lives in the eastern Ugandan district of Katakwi. She never imagined that she would spend her life struggling to survive. In fact, she never thought she would spend her life alone, but when her husband died, she was left without a means to support herself.

Struggling to make ends meet, Rose's physical condition deteriorated over time, until she was having difficulty digging in the garden or getting water. The plot of land she planted continued shrinking until the food she harvested was no longer enough to sustain

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ACT Appeal Uganda: Assistance to IDPs in Northern Uganda - AFUG 71

Appeal Target: US$ 4,789,074

Balance Requested from ACT Alliance: US$ 4,273,528

Geneva, 8 January 2007

Dear Colleagues,

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ACT Dateline Uganda 0306: ACT members working together

The partnership between the Church of Uganda and The Lutheran World Federation in Kitgum

By Jenny Williams, ACT International

Kitgum District, Northern Uganda, September 20, 2006 - There's an old adage that says, "Two heads are better than one." Adapted to a case of humanitarian organizations working in situations of emergency relief - two working together is better than one - the adage rings true.

In the district of Kitgum in Northern Uganda, a region of the country ravaged by 20 years of rebel warfare, the scale of operations required to assist the 300,000 internally displaced

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Indonesia + 26 others
Global action 2005-2006

A message from the ACT Coordinating Office
ACT celebrated its 10th anniversary in August 2005. This decade of working together as an alliance of more than 100 churches and related agencies, assisting people in need in humanitarian crises, culminated in an extraordinary and unprecedented year of disaster response in 2005.

As a coordinating office, we facilitate the responses to crises, operationally and financially, of the many members of the alliance so that globally we are joined as Action by Churches Together.

As is tradition, our annual report is

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ACT Dateline: Northern Uganda - The slow road home

By Jenny Williams, ACT International
Kitgum District, Northern Uganda, June 20, 2006--At just after noon on a recent day, 35 kilometers from Kitgum in Northern Uganda, some 20 people began their long walk from the fields along a road back to the internally displaced person (IDP) camps where they live. Though they were few, the fact that farmers have begun venturing from the camps at all is a sign of hope.

Kitgum has been one of the hardest-hit areas during the long-running conflict in Northern Uganda. Insecurity and

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ACT Dateline: Uganda 0106 - How to sustain peace? 'Go to the communities'

By Esther Harder, ACT International
Soroti, Northern Uganda, January 3, 2006--Ask Pastor Sam Eibu, a peace worker for the Church of Uganda, whether he prefers sitting at his office desk to getting his shoes dusty in a village, and he will not hesitate in his answer: "When we are going to sustain peace, we need to go to the communities."

Eibu works in Soroti, a small city in northern Uganda, a region that has known little peace for the last two decades. As many as two million people have been forced from their homes

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ACT Appeal Uganda: Assistance to IDPs in Northern Uganda - AFUG 61

Appeal Target: US$ 4,621,506
Balance Requested from ACT Alliance: US$ 3,861,506
Geneva, 2 January 2006

Dear Colleagues,

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Uganda: More than just neighbor helping neighbor - Assistance provided with a human connection

By Stephen Padre, ACT International

Abirichaku, Northern Uganda, July 13, 2005 - When strangers showed up in Mariam Abdulai's village in northern Uganda, rather than ignoring them or hosting them as short-term guests, she treated them as if they were her own family. In fact, her view of the outsiders is deeper than that. She says the members of the family who are staying with her are human beings just like her who deserve to have one of the basic human needs - shelter - provided for and who deserve compassion as well.

The outsiders in Mariam's village are