ACT Alliance has the privileged position of being a network of local, national and international actors committed to partnerships amongst each other. This commitment enables international and global members of ACT to enhance the capacity of local and national actors, through resources, training and/or other support, allowing for first response in the beginning of a crisis or disaster to come directly from the community itself.
Emergency: Hurricane Otto
Date of Emergency: 24 November 2016
ACT Requesting Member(s): Iglesia Luterana Costarricense, ILCO
I. NARRATIVE SUMMARY
DETAILS OF THE EMERGENCY
1. Brief description of the emergency and impact
Hurricane Otto, category 2, hit the Nicaraguan and Costa Rican territory on Thursday, November 24, as the latest hurricane of the season with winds of 175 Kms Per hour from the Caribbean Sea. It is the first hurricane in 50 years to hit Costa Rica, where 9 deaths were reported but none in Nicaragua.
In Nicaragua, 2,000 persons were evacuated in the Caribbean coast, and in San Carlos, Rio San Juan, near to the Costa Rican border. No significant damages had been reported in Nicaragua.
The Revision and Extension of the ongoing SYR161 Appeal are required due to the factors provided below under section: PRIORITY REVISED NEEDS. These apply to the following Requesting Members: LWF Jordan (extension and revision of Education), IOCC Lebanon (revision only - of WASH), IOCC Syria (extension only) and MECC Lebanon (extension only).
The Syrian crisis is an ongoing multifaceted armed conflict since the unrest began in March 2011. The severity of the humanitarian disaster has been outlined by the UN and many international organizations.
Appeal Target: US$ 516,644
Balance Requested: US$ 478,305
Geneva, 22 November 2016