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ACT Alliance Preliminary Appeal: Emergency response and early recovery support to flood and landslide affected households in Western Nepal

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Preliminary Appeal Target: US$ 420,607

Balance Requested: US$ 420,607

Geneva, 29 August 2014

Dear Colleagues,

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Honduras + 2 others
ACT Alliance Alert: Drought in the Central American region

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1. Brief description of the emergency and impact

A drought associated with "El Niño" phenomenon has caused severe impacts in Central America, where it has damaged a large part of the corn and bean crops.

In El Salvador, the government has declared a national state of emergency. Up to 30% of the annual corn harvest has been lost and 90% of the annual bean crop was lost. An estimated 100,000 families have been affected and 25,000 face critical conditions of food insecurity (according to WFP calculations).

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ACT Alliance Alert: Flooding in Northwest Bangladesh

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1. Brief description of the emergency and impact

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Somalia + 1 other
ACT Alliance Alert: Drought and Food insecurity in Somalia

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  1. Brief description of the emergency and impact

The humanitarian situation in Somalia remains dire with drought alerts being sounded. In February, the Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit-Somalia (FSNAU)1 and the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET)2, indicated that around 860,000 people would remain in Crisis (IPC Phase 3)3 and higher phases through June 2014. There are reports that over 300,000 malnourished children in Somalia and a total nearing a million people are in need of life-saving help.

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ACT Alliance Alert: Drought in Guatemala

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In the affected regions, 56 per cent of the communities have no possibility of planting and 80 per cent of corn has been lost due to the prolonged drought.