ACT Appeal Romania: Assistance to flood affected in Moldavia EURO 52 (Revision 1)

Originally published


Appeal Target: US$ 411,255
Balance Requested from ACT Alliance: US$ 35,634

Geneva, 21 September 2005

Dear Colleagues,

The third wave of flooding in Romania started on 20 August 2005, hitting the southern regions of the country. Two counties, Mures and Cluj, have been severely devastated by flash floods, while another county, Harghita, was struck by a sudden two metre- high wave. The flash floods hit the eastern side of Harghita county particularly hard, devastating 15 villages and the administrative capital of the county, Odorheiu Secuiesc. The flooding was most intense in the period from 24-25 August, when waves as high as four metres (13 feet) swept the town of Odorheiu Secuiesc and surrounding villages.

Thirteen people were killed, another five were declared missing and 1,400 houses were flooded. Large buses and trucks were thrown about like small toys, and houses were either flooded instantly or destroyed. Bridges have fallen apart. Electricity and communications in many villages around Odorheiu Secuiesc are cut off .

This Revision is to include ACT member AIDRom's response to this latest flood affected area - the Harghita Region. In this region AIDRom will focus on post crisis assistance as immediate emergency response has already been provided by several humanitarian aid organisations. The activities that will be undertaken in the post crisis phase are assistance with house repair and refurbishing, farm inputs and community infrastructure rehabilitation.

Project Completion Date: 30 April 2006

Summary of Appeal Targets, Pledges/Contributions Received and Balance Requested US$

- Total Appeal Target(s) 411,255

- Less: Pledges/Contr. Recd. 375,621

- Balance Requested from ACT Alliance 35,634

Please kindly send your contributions to either of the following ACT bank accounts:

US dollar

Account Number - 240-432629.60A
IBAN No: CH46 0024 0240 4326 2960A


Euro Bank Account Number - 240-432629.50Z
IBAN No: CH84 0024 0240 4326 2950Z

Account Name: ACT - Action by Churches Together

8, rue du Rhône
P.O. Box 2600
1211 Geneva 4, SWITZERLAND
Swift address: UBSW CHZH12A

Please also inform the Finance Officer Jessie Kgoroeadira (direct tel. +4122/791.60.38, e-mail address of all pledges/contributions and transfers, including funds sent direct to the implementers, now that the Pledge Form is no longer attached to the Appeal.

We would appreciate being informed of any intent to submit applications for EU, USAID and/or other back donor funding and the subsequent results. We thank you in advance for your kind cooperation.

For further information please contact:

ACT Acting Director, Jessie Kgoroeadira (phone +41 22 791 6038 or mobile phone + 41 79 757 9174) or

ACT Program Officer, Mieke Weeda (phone +41 22 791 6035 or mobile phone +41 79 285 2916)

ACT Web Site address:

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