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22 Dec 2009 description

Funds Sent To: Churches Action in Relief and Development (CARD)

Amount Sent: US$ 40,500

Date: 22 December 2009

Details of Response

Emergency: Earthquake and Cyclone in Malawi

Date of Emergency: 20 December 2009

Implementing Member/Partner:

Churches Action in Relief and Development (CARD),
Evangelical Development Service (ELDS)

22 Dec 2009 description

Norwegian Church Aid Darfur Programme

Appeal Target: US$ 12,327,679 (EUR 8,629,376 )

22nd December 2009

Dear Colleagues,

As we appeal to our member organisations for their support for the NCA Darfur Programme in 2010, it is important to note that this programme was established in mid-2004 as a joint response to the urgent humanitarian needs of the displaced and host communities in Darfur.

21 Dec 2009 description

NEW YORK - The way ACT International handled the tsunami catastrophe is an example for others. The members were effective; they understood the need for coordination. "They did well". These are the words of Jan Egeland, the UN undersecretary for humanitarian affairs during the tsunami five years ago.

21 Dec 2009 description

Appeal Target: US$ 9,180,367

Balance Requested: US$ 4,096,643

Geneva, 21 December 2009

Dear Colleagues,

On 2 - 3 May 2008 a massive cyclone (Nargis) hit Myanmar (Burma) affecting the lives of approximately 24 million people in 115 townships, according to United Nations (UN) estimates and collective assessments by the international communities. Winds of 200km per hour swept through the Irrawaddy Delta and the former capital of Yangon leaving devastation in its wake.

18 Dec 2009 description

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - By Thomas Ekelund

"My child has stopped talking" one woman says. "I have a boy who is 15 years old. Since the war he has become a bed-wetter. He can't go to the bathroom at night", says another. We are at the Ahli Ali Hospital in the centre of Gaza City. The hospital offers a psychosocial program to women once admitted at the hospital. It is a life saver, one woman says.

At Ahli Ali hospital 20 women are gathered for a three hours work shop.