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Over rough terrain, relief goods arrive in Chinese towns

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A fortnight after a magnitude 6.5 earthquake hit three counties in the hilly southwest of China, and despite heavy aftershocks, ACT Alliance’s Amity Foundation continues its huge effort to deliver relief to residents left with nothing.

Over 600 people died in the August 3 earthquake with 112 still missing. Around the epicentre of the earthquake, over 80,000 houses have collapsed.

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Philippines Typhoon Haiyan Response - Appeal PHL131 Revision 2

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Appeal Target: US$18,836,152 Balance Requested: US$5,585,798

In the early morning of 8 November 2013, Typhoon Haiyan (local name: Yolanda), made landfall in the eastern Visayas region of the Philippines. With winds up to 250 kph sweeping through the region, accompanied by a storm surge of up to 5m, the typhoon caused wide spread damage and losses. Its impact was felt from provinces of Batangas and Cavite in the north as far as Surigao del Sur Province,
Mindanao in the south.

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Romania: Relief support to people affected by flooding in Southern & South Western Romania - RRF No. 12/2014

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Rapid Response Fund Payment for US$ 47,473. ACT member AIDRom is aiming at alleviating the suffering of the affected people and mitigating the effects of flooding on the small rural communities through distribution of food parcels, mineral water, personal hygiene and clothing parcels.

Emergency: Relief support to people affected by flooding in Southern and South Western Romania

Date of Emergency: 28 July – 02 August 2014

ACT Requesting Member: Ecumenical Association of Churches in Romania - AIDRom

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ACT Alliance Preliminary Appeal: Response to Ludian Earthquake, China

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Preliminary Appeal Target: US$681,473

Balance Requested: US$681,473

Geneva, 14 August 2014 Dear Colleagues,

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Violence in Iraq becoming a runaway crisis, says ACT Alliance

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Over 1.5 million people are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance in Iraq and the number is set to increase says international humanitarian and development network ACT Alliance, as the Islamic State continues its encroachment in the region.

Since the group’s violent take-over of large swaths of land in northern and western Iraq, the country according to OCHA is now contending with one of the largest internal displacements in the world.

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Head of Finance & Administration

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Closing date: 22 Aug 2014 ACT Alliance

Head of Finance and Administration – ACT Alliance, Geneva

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Global Humanitarian Coordinator

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Closing date: 22 Aug 2014 ACT Alliance

Global Humanitarian Coordinator – ACT Alliance, Geneva