Geneva, 30 March 2015
1. Brief description of the emergency and impact
Funds Sent To: Lutheran Foundation of Diaconia - FLD
Amount Sent: US$ 34.197,00
Date: 30 March 2015
Details of Response
Emergency: Indigenous people suffer from floods in Acre and Amazonas states
Date of Emergency: March 2015
ACT Requesting Member(s): Lutheran Foundation of Diaconia - FLD
I. NARRATIVE SUMMARY
DETAILS OF THE EMERGENCY
In February and March, heavy rain and floods have hit Acre in northern Brazil, 80,000 people have been severely affected in particular marginal communities and indigenous people.
According to authorities the Acre River exceeded its highest recorded height of 17.66 meters, reaching 18.40 meters.
The most affected people are communities on river banks and indigenous peoples, especially the Apurinã indigenous people of Pauini, near the Purus River in Amazonas.
Geneva, Monday 30 March 2015
This is not a new emergency, but an Alert to ACT Alliance members of an Appeal following an RRF Disbursement.
The ACT Alliance (ACT) Secretariat is seeking a 3-person Evaluation Team to carrying out the external evaluation of ACT Appeal Program PHL131 – Typhoon Haiyan Response, Philippines.