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22 Dec 2009 description

Norwegian Church Aid Darfur Programme

Appeal Target: US$ 12,327,679 (EUR 8,629,376 )

22nd December 2009

Dear Colleagues,

As we appeal to our member organisations for their support for the NCA Darfur Programme in 2010, it is important to note that this programme was established in mid-2004 as a joint response to the urgent humanitarian needs of the displaced and host communities in Darfur.

04 Jun 2009 description

GENEVA, 4 June 2009--While calm has returned to the eastern part of Chad after heavy fighting between Chadian soldiers and rebel militias in early May, ACT emergency operations are still hampered by ongoing banditry.

The ongoing security challenges are underscored by a theft today of a vehicle belonging to ACT member, the Lutheran World Federation (LWF).

11 May 2009 description

N'DJAMENA - ACT International member Lutheran World Federation has evacuated most of its humanitarian staff in a number of towns after the rebel group Union of Resistance Forces (UFR) has attacked the area. There is high alert and restriction on movements in Koukou where some of the ACT/LWF relief operations have taken place. No humanitarian workers are allowed to be in the area.

A spokesman from the UFR rebels stated on May 10th that the insurgents were regrouping and preparing for another offensive from the east.

04 Mar 2009 description

By Chris Herlinger/Church World Service-ACT International

N'DJAMENA, CHAD, 4 March 2009 - On a Monday morning in the capital of Chad, in a quiet neighborhood that only recently had been overrun by fighting between anti-government guerillas and army troops, you could still see shrapnel on the pavement.

It was from here that Esther T. Isaac was preparing to travel to the tense, unsettled region of eastern Chad that borders the western Sudanese region of Darfur.

She works within the ACT International alliance, employed by the Lutheran World Federation (LWF).

27 Jan 2009 description

Appeal Target: US$ 3,133,918

Balance Requested from ACT Alliance: US$ 2,478,181

Geneva, 27 January 2009

Dear Colleagues,

The humanitarian situation in Chad has mostly been generated by the worsening security situation in Sudan's Darfur region, continued insecurity in Central African Republic (CAR), and increasing internal instability due to activities by armed groups and inter-ethnic tensions.

05 Nov 2008 description

By Chris Herlinger/ACT International

KOUKOU ANGARANA, CHAD, 5 November 2008 - Zeinaba Adam, the mother of five children and a resident of the Aradib displacement camp in eastern Chad, is no stranger to guilt.

In the midst of a raid on her village in eastern Chad in March 2007, by those she describes as the Janjaweed, she was shot five times and survived - believing a headscarf she wore acted as a kind of talisman of protection. But it did not offer her full defense from the terrors of violence and trauma. Adam asked her husband, Hassein Bourma, to retrieve a mattress for her.

15 Jul 2008 description

By Chris Herlinger/ACT International

KOUKOU ANGARANA, CHAD, July 15, 2008--Recent security concerns in the wake of rebel movements in eastern Chad have caused some organisations to evacuate staff, which included the temporary suspension of activities last month by the Lutheran World Federation-ACT International program here.

But the week-long LWF suspension, from June 15-22, has since been lifted, and normal humanitarian activities have since resumed, reports Diallo Mbemba, LWF site manager based in Koukou Angarana.

06 Mar 2008 description

Geneva, 6 March, 2008 - Renewed fighting recently erupted in the North of the Central African Republic, between Peul militias and Mbaii, Daba, and Ngama communities.

From a report sent by the LWF Representative in Chad, Jaap Aantjes, an LWF-ACT assessment team witnessed a new influx of refugees into the Chadian village called Maya at 800 meters from the Southern border of Chad.

The group of about 10,516 refugees includes a large number of small children.

27 Feb 2008 description

GENEVA, February 27, 2008 -A representative in Chad from ACT member, Lutheran World Federation (LWF), says thousands who fled the capital of N'djamena into neighboring Cameroon following the early February fighting between government troops and rebels are afraid to return home citing fears over security, especially under the current state of emergency.

19 Feb 2008 description

Funds sent to: Eglise Fraternelle Luthérienne du Cameroun (EFLC)

Amount Sent:        US$ 50,000

Details of Response

Date of Emergency: 4 February 2008

Implementing Member: Eglise Fraternelle Luthérienne du Cameroun (EFLC) in collaboration with the National Council of Churches in Kousseri and support from Lutheran World Federation/World Service (LWF/WS).

Details of the Emergency: On February 2, 2008, rebels entered Chad's capital city, N'Djamena, with the objective to topple the government.

08 Feb 2008 description

Geneva, February 8, 2008- On February 2, 2008, rebels entered Chad's capital city, N'Djamena, with the objective to topple the government. Fierce fighting erupted when government forces fought back. On February 5, the government claimed to have gained control of the situation, but the threat from the estimated 3,000 rebels who had launched the assault, is not believed over yet.

Due to the fighting, thousands of Chadians have fled N'Djamena.

17 Sep 2007 description

GENEVA, September 17, 2007--Recent heavy rains have caused extensive flooding and damage throughout much of west, central and east Africa. The floods have destroyed homes, farmland and local infrastructure, while displacing hundreds of thousands of people.

Members of the global alliance, Action by Churches Together (ACT) International have been assisting people since early August, as the emergencies began to unfold.

22 Aug 2007 description

ACT Dateline

Chad 02/07

GENEVA, August 22, 2007 Members of the global humanitarian alliance, Action by Churches Together (ACT) International, have accomplished critical steps in the past month as they begin their operations in the eastern part of Chad.

The ACT member heading up the response, Lutheran World Federation (LWF), received official operational status from the Chadian government on August 15, 2007.

04 Jul 2007 description

Appeal Target: US$ 1,950,070

Geneva, 4 July 2007 (issued 29 June 2007)

Dear Friends,

28 Jun 2007 description

Geneva, June 28, 2007 - After dispatching an assessment mission to the region, members of the global alliance Action by Churches Together (ACT) International are beginning emergency relief operations in eastern Chad near Koukou, in the conflict-affected region bordering Darfur, Sudan.

The area is heavily impacted by large numbers of internally displaced persons (IDP) who fled cross-border violence spilling over from Darfur. People now face a dire health and sanitation situation with the oncoming rainy season.

"We suffer so much.

13 Jul 2005 description

Appeal Target: US$ 847,100

Geneva, 13 July 2005

Dear Colleagues,

Chad is now striving to cope with the presence of refugees both in the south and the east.

16 Jun 2004 description

Action by Churches Together (ACT) International and Caritas Internationalis have joined forces to respond to the ongoing humanitarian emergency in Sudan's Darfur Province. Both organisations are faith-based networks representing Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant churches and their related agencies across the world.

12 Feb 2004 description

Geneva, February 12, 2004--Tens of thousands of Sudanese refugees have fled the western part of their country for safety in Chad, escaping a series of attacks by militia and bombardments by Sudanese government planes. Fighting has been escalating between government forces and rebels in the western part of the country in the past year, in contrast to the peace process in the southern part of Sudan that seems set to end a two decade-long civil war.