Geneva, 27 February 2015
1. Brief description of the emergency and impact
Appeal Target: US$ 993,006
Balance Requested: US$ 991,075
Geneva, 25 February 2015
Since more than 12 months hostilities have affected the South Sudanese population, steaming from a power struggle between the incumbent President Salva Kiir and his former deputy Dr. Riek Machar. On the evening of the 15th December 2013 violence erupted in Juba when Mr. Kiir accused Mr. Machar of staging a coup. This violence has since prevailed.
Appeal Target: US$ 6,698,250
Balance Requested: US$ 798,628
Geneva, 24 February 2015
Preliminary Appeal Target: US$ 494,965
Balance Requested: US$236,960
Geneva, 20 February 2015
On 16 January, 2014 Tropical Cyclone Chedza hit the south-western part of the country in the regions of Menabe and Melaky with heavy rains accompanied by strong winds of 100km/hr and a displacement of 15km/hr causing severe damage and massive flooding in most parts of North West of Madagascar. The persistent heavy rainfalls brought about severe flooding in most parts of the country.
Lately, as a result of the Crimean crisis and the armed conflict in Eastern Ukraine the humanitarian situation arising from this conflict has lately deteriorated dramatically.
There are alarming reports from conflict-affected areas that thousands of people are highly vulnerable and in need of assistance. Along with financial problems, many lack the ability to buy essential food and medicines and are living in frigid winter conditions.
To strengthen the ACT Alliance secretariat, a Regional Representative (Africa) is recruited to join the global team.
As part of a global ACT secretariat the Regional Representative strengthens and supports national, sub-regional and regional ACT forums in their work in emergencies, development and advocacy and manages the ACT secretariat presence in the region.
For the detailed job description, see the attached document.