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16 Aug 2018 description
report ACT Alliance

The outbreak of violence in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as a result of elections scheduled for December 2018, triggered the internal displacement of some 1.4 million people and the flight of over 35,000 refugees into Lunda Norte Province, Angola.

The Government of Angola (GoA) has maintained an open door policy since March 2017, and welcomed Congolese nationals fleeing as a result of conflict in DRC.

13 Apr 2018 description
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In the evening of Monday the 18 December 2017, the district of Kanungu, Kisoro and Bundibugyo in Western Uganda, experienced a heightened influx of refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) fleeing violence in North Kivu and Ituri regions. That week was characterized by two major developments: the unexpected surge of arrivals to Kyangwalli Settlement through the Lake Albert route and the arrival of Congolese refugees to Kyaka II settlement. More than 40,000 Congolese new arrivals have been received in Uganda since 1st December 2017.

10 Apr 2018 description
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DRC, a vast country in Central Africa attracts less attention from donors (probably due to its protracted nature); but continues to be in a humanitarian crisis.

In line with UN Policies, in October 2017, DRC L3 Emergency was declared, as a consequence of the complexity of a conflict crisis. The emergency covers the provinces of Kasai, Tanganyika and South Kivu.

23 Jan 2018 description
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In the evening of Monday the 18 December 2017, the district of Kanungu, Kisoro and Bundibugyo in Western Uganda, were highly congested with Congolese refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo fleeing violence. That week was characterised by two major developments: the unexpected surge of arrivals to Kyangwalli Settlement through the Lake Albert route and the arrival of Congolese refugees to Kyaka II settlement. Rwamwanja settlement which used to receive Congolese refugees entering through South west Uganda has since reached its full capacity.

15 Jan 2018 description
report ACT Alliance

New project to provide treatment for malnourished children of internally displaced people

To help meet the nutritional needs of internally displaced people in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), ACT member Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR) is launching a two-year project in April 2017.

06 Oct 2017 description
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The Kasai Provinces in the DRC are experiencing one of the most severe crisis in their history. Violent ethnic/tribal conflicts, fuelled by the brutal killing of the local tribal chief, Kamuina Nsapu and the subsequent calls amongst his followers to avenge his death. As a result, an unprecedented massive population displacement was reported within and outside the 5 provinces of the Great Kasai (Kasai, Kasai central, Kasai Oriental, Sankuru and Lomami). In June 2017, it was reported that 1.4 million people have been forced to flee from their homes, escaping violence.

21 Aug 2017 description
report ACT Alliance

In 2016, the Central African Republic (CAR) , where half of the population is in need of humanitarian assistance, was labeled as the most dangerous place for non-governmental organization (NGO) workers, says Susan Muis, Regional Program Coordinator for the ACT member Lutheran World Federation (LWF) Department for World Service.

06 Jun 2017 description
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Ongoing armed conflicts between the DRC government forces and the Kamuena Nsapu militia faction in Lunda Norte Province have triggered large displacements. As of the 13th of April, it was reported that a total of 11,051 refugees had arrived from the DRC and were settling in two camps. These numbers continue to rise as it is estimated that there is an additional 300-400 refugees arriving each day.

04 May 2017 description
report ACT Alliance

1. Brief description of the emergency and impact

Ongoing armed conflicts between the DRC government forces and the Kamuena Nsapu militia faction in Lunda Norte Province have triggered large displacements. As of the 13th of April, it was reported that a total of 11,051 refugees had arrived from the DRC and were settling in two camps. These numbers continue to rise as it is estimated that there is an additional 300-400 refugees arriving each day.

10 Mar 2016 description
report ACT Alliance

Appeal Target: US$ 2,151,000

Balanced Requested: US$ 2,151,000

Geneva, 10 March 2016

Dear Colleagues,

01 Mar 2016 description
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Geneva, 1 March 2016

1. Brief description of the emergency

Following the post-election violence in Burundi and the continued deterioration of the lives of affected population, the ACT Alliance members in Burundi are concerned about its impact on the economy and their livelihood systems. A total of 263,000 Burundian refugees and asylum seekers have arrived in the neighbouring countries of Tanzania, Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Zambia and Rwanda since April.

18 Feb 2016 description
report ACT Alliance

ACT Alliance builds the capacity of local communities through an EU initiative.

Lives can be saved if people in local communities know what to do before, during and after a disaster. This is why today (18 February 2018) ACT Alliance, in cooperation with European Universities and with the support of the EU Aid Volunteers initiative, starts a capacity training programme.

05 Oct 2015 description
report ACT Alliance

Appeal Target: US$ 840,396.

Geneva, 05 October 2015 Dear Colleagues,

Relatively late pledges to the Appeal delayed the implementation for one of the ACT member, EELCO.
Additionally, in the meantime newly identified gaps in EELCO’s areas of intervention have motivated some change of activities. As a result, EELCO will revise its part of the Appeal, and request for an extension, while FCA, NCA and ECC remains unchanged (and their implementation period is now over).
This first revsision only affects EELCO part of the Appeal.

30 Jun 2015 description
report ACT Alliance

Preliminary Appeal Target: US$ 470,046 Balance

Requested: US$ 470,046

Geneva, 30 June 2015

Dear Colleagues,

05 Jun 2015 description
report ACT Alliance
  1. Brief description of the emergency and impact

Thousands of Congolese refugees are pouring into Uganda from the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, reportedly fleeing possible abduction, forced recruitment and rape by suspected Mai Mai and ADF militia groups (Allied Democratic Forces). Mai Mai is a rebel group that claims to fight for the independence of Katanga province (DRC) while ADF originated from Uganda. The refugees are entering Uganda through Bunagana and Nyabwishenya in Kisoro and Ishasha in Kanungu district, South-Western Uganda.