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ACT Appeal Rwanda: Assistance to returnees from Tanzania - AFRW61

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Appeal Target: US$ 198,148

Geneva, 14 December 2006 - Rwandan Provincial authorities are setting up mechanisms to ensure a proper and quick resettlement of returnees from Tanzania. The current situation in the settlement sites is, as can be expected, desperate. There are not many organisations that are responding to the needs of returnees and first impressions are of a people abandoned to their fate. The sites are located a distance away from other settlements either in forest reserves or land reserved for farms. The current shelters fall short of the Sphere standards for emergency shelter-yet are located on what is considered a permanent settlement site. All sites are without access to potable water, health facilities or schools for children. Building materials are not only in short supply, but are also unaffordable for people whose life's possessions when added up amount to less than a dollar on average.

Among the returnees being resettled there are men and women capable of building their own permanent shelter. They can make bricks for themselves, but need water. They can gather stones for the foundations, but need trucks to move them. They can lay the foundations and build walls, but need the poles and iron sheets for roofing. However, there are also people who are unable to any of this work, because of ill health. Many of these people are widows and women who head up households. There are also unaccompanied children and children who are heading up households, who cannot manage either. This appeal seeks to facilitate acquisition and distribution of some of the essential building materials and to construct houses for the most vulnerable that include women heads of households, widows, the elderly, child-headed households and unaccompanied children.

The provincial authorities on behalf of the Government of Rwanda have requested LWF/DWS Rwanda program to intervene in four settlement sites located in the operation areas of LWF, namely Ndego and Kageyo in Kayonza district, Bukora in Kirehe district and Rutete in Bugesera district, all in Eastern Province.

Name of ACT member/partner: Lutheran World Federation Rwanda/DR Congo (DRC)

Project Completion Date: 15 December 2007

Reporting Schedule
Reports due ACT CO
Interim narrative & financial
15 July 2007
Final narrative & financial
15 February 2008
15 March 2008

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

Total Target US$
Appeal Targets
Less: Pledges/Contr Recd
Balance Requested from ACT Alliance

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 and the Programme Officer Michael Hyden ( 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:

Director, John Nduna (phone +41 22 791 6033 or mobile phone + 41 79 203 6055)
ACT Program Officer, Michael Hyden (phone +41 22 791 6040 or mobile phone +41 79 433 0592)