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ACT Revised Appeal Central America Hurricane Mitch: Rehabilitation Second phase - LAHM91(Rev. 1)


Total Appeal Target : US$ 3,006,399
(Balance Requested from ACT Network US$ 2,070,812)
Geneva, 7 February, 2000

Dear Colleagues:

One year after Mitch the situation in Central America continues to be critical. The rehabilitation work was seriously affected by severe and continuous rains in September and October. The vulnerability of the soil, due to the damage inflicted by Mitch, caused the rains to produce more damage than is usual. Again agricultural crops were lost, roads deteriorated, health problems increased and the infrastructure reconstruction was delayed or destroyed.

The most affected population continues to be the small farmers who have not been able to start rebuilding their livelihoods because of the adverse weather conditions and the environmental damages. In this second phase of the Post-Mitch rehabilitation, special emphasis will be given to the rehabilitation of agriculture and small poultry farms along with the recovery of the environment.

Appeal LAHM91 - Hurricane Mitch Rehabilitation was issued on 30 December 1999 with components proposed by three ACT Members, Interchurch Center for Theological and social Studies (CIEETS), Christian Medical Action (AMC) and the Lutheran Church in Nicaragua (ILN). For the sake of brevity, details of the original appeal are not included here. This Revised Appeal for Post- Mitch Rehabilitation Second Phase includes programmes in El Salvador and Honduras. These programmes were submitted by the LWF-DWS El Salvador program. The following activities are proposed:

¨ Food security and agriculture

¨ Recovery of the environmental balance

¨ Water and sanitation

¨ Infrastructure

¨ Local systems of disaster prevention

Total Appeal Target (including original appeal) 3,006,399
Less:Pledges/Contr. Received 935,587
Balance Requested from ACT Network 2,070,812

Please kindly send your contributions to the ACT bank account and inform this office of all pledges/contributions and transfers, including funds sent directly to the implementers. Please note the Pledge Form is no longer attached with the Appeal.

Account Number - 102539/0.01.61
Banque Edouard Constant
Cours de Rive 11
Case postale 3754
1211 Genève 3

ACT Web Site address: http://www.act-intl.org

Miriam Lutz
ACT Co-ordinator

ACT is a worldwide network of churches and related agencies meeting human need through coordinated emergency response.

The ACT Coordinating Office is based with the World Council of Churches (WCC) and the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) in Switzerland.


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