Appeal Somalia Flood Relief

Report
from Action by Churches Together International
Published on 20 Nov 1997


Appeal Target : US$ 1,243,650
Geneva, November 20, 1997

Dear Friends,

Persistent rains since mid - October have caused devastating floods in much of central and southern Somalia resulting in more than 1,000 deaths and displacement of several hundred thousand people. Property, infrastructure, crops and livestock have also suffered extensive damage.

An already precarious food situation due to successive poor harvests and disruption of normal activities because of continuing civil strife, has been further exacerbated by the current floods. As food prices continue to spiral dramatically, hunger, malnutrition and disease are expected to take a fatal toll of human lives which are also threatened by poisonous snakes, crocodiles and the presence of landmines.

Reported to be the worst floods since 1961, the situation is particularly critical along the Juba and Shebelle rivers.

ACT members Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) and Diakonie - Bread for the World (DBG) being present in the area, responded immediately by air lifting relief supplies to the Gedo region and positioning sand bags along vulnerable stretches of the Shebelle river to prevent breaching and overflowing .

The ACT Coordinating Office contributed USD 50,000 from its Rapid Response Fund (RRF) towards these timely interventions by the two ACT members.

Following coordination meetings in Nairobi, ACT members NCA and Swedish Church Relief (SCR) have drawn up plans to implement further relief and rehabilitation programs in the Gedo region and the Middle Juba region respectively. ACT/Lutheran World Federation - Department of World Service (LWF - DWS) will provide much needed logistics support from Nairobi for these operations.

ACT/DBG also proposes to extend their relief and rehabilitation operations in the Middle Shebelle region, where no other aid agency is present.

Without a central government or administration since 1991, Somalia is a fractured country which few nations are willing to help because of security concerns. Six years of clan warfare have ruined the infrastructure. A famine caused by the fighting killed around 300,000 people in 1992.

As parts of southern Somalia have become virtual lakes, getting food to the people has become a logistical nightmare, according to WFP. Yet 200,000 are in need of immediate help. Stranded by the devastating floods hundreds may die of hunger unless much needed emergency aid is soon delivered.

Please kindly send your contributions to the ACT bank account.

For further information, please contact:

ACT Co-ordinator, Miriam Lutz (phone ++41 22 791 6032 or mobile phone ++ 41 89 203 6055)
or
ACT Appeals Officer, Neville Pradhan (phone +41 22 791 60 35)

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

We thank you in advance for your support.

Rev. Myra Blyth
Director
WCC/Unit IV
Miriam Lutz
ACT Co-ordinator
Rev. Rudolf Hinz
Director
LWF/World Service
ACT/Swedish Church Relief (SCR)/Norwegian Church Aid (NCA)/
Lutheran World Federation-Department of World Service (LWF-WS)

In the spirit of ecumenical co-operation, efforts were made to co-ordinate ACT's response to the devastating floods in Somalia. Consequently, a meeting in the Lutheran World Federation - Department of World Service, Nairobi Office was held on Friday 14 November, at which ACT members Norwegian Church Aid, Swedish Church Relief, DanChurchAid and LWF-DWS were present. Also present was World Concern.

The purpose of a coordinated and co-operative response is to ensure a more efficient contribution to the alleviation of the distress of the people most in need along the Juba River.

The forum agreed to prepare a consolidated appeal in which ACT/SCR and ACT/NCA would be responsible for program implementation in their respective areas, while ACT/LWF-DWS would be responsible for the logistic component. This decision was based on the fact that NCA works in the Upper Juba River (Garbaharey), SCR operates in the Middle Juba Region (Saakow), and World Concern is based in the Lower Juba (Jilib, Kamsuma, Kemame). The LWF/DWS though not operational in Somalia, being based in Nairobi made a large logistics contribution to the Somalia emergency in 1992-93 and agreed to provide logistical support to the planned operations.

ACT/Swedish Church Relief (SCR)

Swedish Church Relief (SCR) which is based in Mogadishu, is a Swedish Lutheran missionary organization working in Sudan and Somalia. SCR is also present in Ethiopia and Tanzania under the name of Swedish Evangelical Mission. Earlier this year the administration of SCR’s international work was integrated with that of Church of Sweden and Lutherhjälpen.

Although SCR’s operational base is in the Middle Juba Region, it has some operations in Mogadisho and an office in Nairobi, Kenya. In the Middle Juba Region, SCR is working in the Saakow district (population 80,000 in 40 villages) with health, water and education programs. The health program is operated from an Out Patients Department (OPD)/Maternal Child Health (MCH) clinic based in Saakow town, which supervises the activities of 27 Community Health Workers (CHW) and 99 Traditional Birth Attendants (TBA). Extended Programs of Immunization (EPI),health education and other outreach activities are also carried out from the clinic. The health team is led by a Somali doctor assisted by seven trained nurses and midwives. In the water program, SCR supports villages in digging shallow wells and in rehabilitating old destroyed wells. The education program supports ten primary schools with teachers incentives, training and supervision. In the neighbouring Buaale district SCR is implementing a water program.

SCR has been operating in Middle Juba Region since 1984, but had to leave temporarily in 1989 because of the civil war. SCR resumed work once again in 1992. The long presence has given SCR a good understanding and has helped create a unique confidence with the communities.

In the aftermath of the civil war and during the subsequent famine, SCR was involved in emergency projects and was partner of the Ecumenical Liaison Committee for Assistance to Somalia (ELCAS) created by Caritas, LWF-DWS and WCC.

Emergency currently applied for:

By mid-October, first the Juba river overflowed, and then the Shabelle river also started flooding due to unprecedented rains. The locals can’t remember flooding and rains like this before. All villages along the Juba river have been flooded, either partly or fully, while some villages have been cut off by the water. Seen from the air the landscape is like an archipelago. Even in areas far away from the river, villages have been affected by streams that have emerged where there never has been a stream before.

Thousands of people are homeless - some temporarily until the floods recede, while many have their dwellings destroyed permanently. Most of the food which is traditionally stored underground has been destroyed, standing crops are rotting under water and chances of a second planting are uncertain. Another major problem is that latrines have been flooded and dysentery is on the rise. A severe outbreak of malaria is also expected.

The emergency relief operation is expected to cover a period of between 3-6 months, depending on the receding floods.

Number and Type of Beneficiaries targeted:

The ACT/SCR operation will assist approximately 2,000 extended families in 22 villages for a duration of 3 - 6 months. Community elders will assist staff in identifying the most needy families.

Stated Needs:

Funds are requested for shelter materials, blankets, food (BP5 biscuits), medic food, sugar and salt as well as for water purification tablets. The cost of transport for the ACT/SCR operation is covered under the ACT/LWF-DWS logistics budget.

Once the commodities arrive in the disaster area, staff will distribute according to the list of targeted families agreed upon by the elders of the communities involved. Means of local transport will be boats and donkey carts.

Swedish Church Relief which runs a hospital in Nairobi has medicines in stock which will be made available for the relief operation as required. An American NGO which implements an agricultural program in the same area has agreed to provide seeds for ACT/SCR beneficiaries.

ACT/SCR BUDGET

Items
Quantity (Kg)
Value (USD)
200 rolls of monoflex plastic sheeting
49,500
Blankets
16,000
Biscuits - BP 5
24,000
95,000
Medic food /UNIMIX
10,000
30,000
Sugar/salt
1,000
16,700
Water purification tablets
5,000
Total
212,200
AMOUNT REQUESTED by ACT/SCR
USD 212,200
Note: Transport costs are reflected in the ACT/LWF-DWS budget for logistics support.

ACT/Norwegian Church Aid (NCA)

In the seven districts of Gedo region, ACT/NCA Somalia like most the INGOs implement projects in collaboration with the district councils and other established community institutions.

ACT/NCA Somalia Emergency program has been operating in Garbaharrey and Burdhubo districts for the last four and a half years. The program supports institutional development and capacity building, human resource development, agriculture and other productive activities.

For the last two years, Gedo region has experienced drought due to lack of adequate rain. The war between SNF and Itihad (the fundamentalists) had also adversely affected the region resulting in hunger and famine. This year the "Deyr" rains which started early in October was received with enthusiasm and hope of having a positive impact on the shattered lives of the agro-pasturalist communities who depend largely on rain and livestock, though some irrigation is available.

Emergency currently applied for:

The unexpected floods have caused huge damages from death of human beings and livestock to destruction of properties including crops, roads, houses and bridges. This kind of flooding, some say, was experienced in Somalia last in 1960. According to information from Garbaharrey and Burdhubo District where ACT/NCA operates, the rainstorms and floods have caused severe destruction in the area. A combined mission comprising of ACT/NCA,TROCAIRE, and MEMISA visited Gedo Region on 12th October 1997 to assess the situation. The mission conducted an aerial survey of Juba River valley, farming areas and the adjacent villages and was further briefed by the Burdhubo and Garbaharrey District Councils about the prevailing situation in the two districts. According to the local district authorities - 23 people have died in the floods, 4,795 families displaced, 6,000 livestock dead, 45 metric tons of food destroyed, 1951 houses destroyed, seven schools damaged/destroyed and 44 irrigation pumps damaged/washed away by the floods. Businesses are at a standstill because the Maunder and Mogadishu land route which is used to transport commodities is no longer accessible. In fact, some of the displaced persons are said to be feeding on leaves.

Immediate Response by ACT/NCA

Following assessment of the situation, particularly in the two districts, ACT/NCA mobilized available resources to assist the victims. A contribution of USD 25,000 from the ACT Rapid Response Fund helped ensure prompt distribution of the following relief materials to the worst affected people.

Location
Rice
(Mt)
Sugar
(Mt)
Oil
(Mt)
Plastic sheets
(Rolls)
Blankets
(Nos)
Kitchen Utensils
(Sets)
Garbaharrey 5 2 2 40 1,000 200
Burdhubo 10 4 4 60 2,000 300
Total 15 6 6 100 3,000 500
Through active participation of the local authorities, the emergency relief items were transported close to the villages, using even donkey caravans to reach the flood victims.

Number and Type of Beneficiaries targeted:

ACT/NCA proposes to assist about 5,000 households (approximately 25,000 persons) in the two districts of Garbaharrey and Burdhubo in the Gedo Region of Somalia. The most vulnerable and the worst affected, which include those who have lost their houses and farms, will constitute the priority target group.

Stated Needs:

Emanating from the overall assessment of the situation and the request made by leaders from the two districts, ACT/NCA has drawn up plans to assist the flood victims with the following inputs, to help normalize the situation:

  • Agricultural seeds and tools, including vegetable seeds,
  • Food for work as the population prepares and undertakes farming activity,
  • Rehabilitation of infrastructure including schools and water wells,
  • Repair and or replacement of irrigation pumps.

Funds are therefore requested for the above inputs as well as to cover Administrative & Transport costs. Portion of the transport costs to be expended in Nairobi are reflected in the ACT/LWF-DWS budget. An application for USD 250,000 is also being forwarded to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway.

Project Management:

The project will be implemented till May 1998, under close supervision of the ACT/NCA office in Garbaharrey. While a special Project Coordination Task Force will be designated to run the project and provide regular updates and reports, the overall responsibility of the project will be that of the ACT/NCA Nairobi office.

At the field level, an Emergency Project Coordinator will be assigned for the duration of about three months to strengthen the capacity of the field office.

The Field Coordinator will be responsible for administration and project management, including close monitoring of the situation as well as actual implementation of the project. Updates and reports will be provided to NCA Oslo and ACT Geneva.

Other important actors in the program will be the local people through their district leadership. ACT/NCA will support and strengthen the two Relief Committees already in place in the two districts.

To the extent possible, overall distribution and implementation responsibilities will be that of the two District Relief Committees, which are already active.

From its inception, the project will maintain close coordination and collaboration with other humanitarian agencies working in the area. Close contact with UN Agencies will also be maintained.

It is envisaged that through close cooperation with WFP and other UN agencies currently engaged in Flood Response Emergency Programme in Somalia, possibilities can be explored to secure more food and non-food items.

A comprehensive narrative and financial report will be submitted when this six-months project comes to a close around May 1998.

ACT/NCA BUDGET

Items
Quantity
Value (USD)
Rehabilitation Programme
AGRI TOOLS
Hoes
3,000
15,000
Axes
3,000
15,000
Shovels
2,000
10,000
Rakes
2,000
7,000
Local tools
3,000
3,000
Sub-Total
50,000
AGRI SEEDS
Simsim
3 MT
9,000
Sorghum
8 MT
7,000
Maize
8 MT
8,000
Cowpeas
5 MT
6,000
Veg. Seed
100KG
6,000
Sub-Total
36.000
OTHER
New Irrigation Pumps 30
75,000
Parts for repair
19,000
Sub-Total
94.000
TRANSPORT
Air transport
36,000
Land transport
8,000
Local transport
10,000
Sub-Total
54,000
Food for Work
Rice
20MT
9,400
Sugar
7 MT
5,000
Tea
1 MT
1,600
Cooking Oil
7 MT
6,000
Sub-Total
22,000
TRANSPORT
By land from Nairobi.
15,000
Local transport
8,000
Sub-Total
23,000
Project Coordination/Administration
Project coordinator for 3 months
7,500
Other field staff
7,500
Travel/Transport
10,000
Admin/expenses
5,000
Monitoring, Accounting, Auditing and Logistical back up
12,000
Total
321,000
BUDGET SUMMARY
Agri Rehabilitation Program
234,000
Food for Work Program
45,000
Project Coordination/Administration
42,000
Current Program Total
321,000
ACT Rapid Response Funds
25,000
Total
346,000
AMOUNT REQUESTED by ACT/NCA - USD 346,000

Note: Portion of the transport costs to be expended in Nairobi are reflected in the ACT/LWF-DWS budget for logistics support.

ACT/Lutheran World Federation-Department of World Service(LWF-DWS)

Aid workers have said that hundreds of thousands of people stranded by devastating floods in southern Somalia will go hungry and some may die, unless emergency relief is brought in immediately. It is estimated that over 1,000 people have drowned and thousands are marooned on small patches of highland. Getting food to the people has been described as a logistical nightmare

Fortunately among the airstrips currently landable are Garbaharey and a few others in the Upper Juba Region. Airstrips in Middle and Lower Juba are not yet landable as the damage is worse in the South. When the rains stop and the weather improves, these areas will also become accessible by air.

Stated Needs:

In view of the urgent need to provide relief and in the spirit of ecumenical cooperation, ACT members in the region decided on a co-ordinated effort for logistics support by ACT/LWF-DWS in Nairobi.

ACT/LWF-DWS Nairobi office is well placed to organize flights and dispatch commodities which are already purchased or supplied by partners or donors.

As most air fields in the middle and lower Juba valleys are not currently landable, the option of airdropping relief supplies is also being considered. However, access to appropriate planes is limited and much also depends on availability of experienced staff and contractors for this option.

ACT/LWF-DWS is investigating international leasing of an aircraft though this is a very expensive option and would require a greater number of partners to make it cost effective. In the meantime, a DC3 aircraft has been identified in Nairobi with 1-2 Ton capacity for this long haul.

Air dropping by ACT/LWF-DWS will only be considered as an optional contingency at this stage. NGOs and the UN have identified Garissa as a staging post and if the emergency continues for a period longer than 6-8 weeks, this will become very important for the current relief operations as well as for the later rehabilitation phase.

Funds are therefore requested to cover the logistic costs which includes transport (air and road), insurance as well as co-ordination and administration costs. Transport, insurance and relief items procured in Nairobi for the ACT operations in Somalia will be covered by these funds. In addition World Concern has over 40 Mt of plastic sheeting, blankets and buckets, for immediate distribution.

Plan of Action:

At this stage and for the purpose of this logistical operation, the emergency could be assumed to last for another six weeks, during which time further interventions and support including setting up a more permanent base in Garissa will be reviewed, by the ACT members.

In the meantime local companies with DC-3 aircrafts or equivalent/ other appropriate aircraft will be contracted. The relief commodities will be transported from warehouses to the aircraft, dispatched and handed over to partners on the ground.

ACT/LWF-DWS will continue to investigate and prepare for an airdrop option using a local company so that a rapid response can be undertaken should the emergency become chronic and prolonged.

ACT/LWF-DWS will continue working with ACT members and others as well as be prepared to accept new partners, through coordination with UN and NGO bodies. A logistics coordinator and ground staff will be employed for the current period (six weeks). Appropriate office space, radio and other equipment will be temporarily required at the airport.

ACT/LWF-DWS will procure items locally, in coordination with and on behalf of ACT members and other partners. WFP has informally assured ACT/LWF-DWS that it would welcome ACT/LWF-DWS as a partner during the Food For Work rehabilitation phase.

ACT/LWF-DWS BUDGET

Items
Value (USD)
Logistics Costs for ACT/SCR
Trucking
5,000
Air Charter
83,500
Insurance
2,500
Air Charter
81,250
172,250
Logistics Costs for ACT/NCA
Air transport (90,000 x 15/25)
54,000
Land Transport (20,000 x 15/25)
12,000
66,000
Supplementary Logistics
5 Additional trips per week for 6 weeks by DC3 flights(5 x 4,500 x 6)
135,000
Fuel Base at Garissa and Emergency Air drop
41,000
176,000
Project Coordination/administration
Operations Coordinator (3,000 x 1.5)
4,500
Purchase Officer and Logistician (1,250 x 1.5 x 2)
3,750
Local Transport ( 4,000 x 1.5)
6,000
Monitoring & Auditing
6,000
Administration
10,000
30,250
Total
444,500
AMOUNT REQUESTED by ACT/LWF-DWS - USD 444,500

Note: The floods are far from over and more rains have been forecast for this region in Somalia. Since there is no certainty on what is possible and what is not, different options have been taken into account. For instance, air dropping is far more expensive than landing a plane while a big plane with a full load is more economical than a small plane with a small load. Fuel is another problem - is it available on the ground in Somalia or should planes carry double fuel load, thereby reducing the load of relief goods. Given the current situation, helicopters may be the only option. Therefore in order to keep all possible options open for swift action, the supplementary budget has been built in.
ACT/ Diakonisches Werk & Bread for the World Germany (DBG)

Diakonie Bread for the World Germany (DBG), is the joint office of Diakonie Emergency Aid and Bread for the World in Somalia and is located in Mogadishu.

In response to the demands of the time, Diakonie Emergency Aid began the provision of emergency assistance in war torn Somalia in early 1992. Soon realizing that much more than the distribution of food aid was needed, Diakonie Emergency Aid, together with German Caritas, set up an office thus becoming Diakonie Caritas Germany (DCG). Emergency relief projects utilizing a self help approach were cooperatively implemented.

During the period from September 1992 through March 1996, numerous projects in the areas of re-construction and rehabilitation, such as reparations to hospital water supply systems, rebuilding of schools and kindergartens, income generation projects for refugee women, reconstruction of markets, provision of basic health care, agricultural rehabilitation and vocational training were implemented in locations reaching from Afgoj to Belet Uene, Dusa Mareb and Uanle Uen. The total value of these projects, which were jointly financed by Diakonie and German Caritas exceeded USD 7.9 million.

In late 1995, the killing of a physician from Caritas Italy at Merca Hospital, caused the pull out of Caritas from Somalia. Diakonie joined forces with their sister organization Bread for the World Germany, forming DBG for the continuation of work in Somalia.

ACT/DBG is currently implementing the Somalia Drought Appeal - AFSO71, issued earlier this year.

Emergency currently applied for:

The two major rivers-Juba and Shebelle run across the country from their sources in the Ethiopian highlands. In recent weeks heavy and continuous rains in both countries resulted in floods that are more severe than any since the 1961 disaster.

While the Juba Valley, where the disaster is certainly worse and covers a much vaster area has been the focus of international attention, the region along the Shebelle river is also severely affected and many fear that the worst is yet to come.

Consequently ACT/DBG decided to focus on the situation in Balaad District, Middle Shebelle Province also because of their familiarity with the area and people from earlier projects.

Location:

Rural areas along the Shebelle river in the Districts of Balaad, Afgoye, Jowhar and Mahaddey, which are located in the wider southern and northern surroundings of Mogadishu.

As these areas are among the traditional project locations of DBG, well-functioning working structures are already established. Furthermore DBG is the only agency working in this area, as all other international flood response activities are concentrated along the Juba river.

Immediate Response by ACT/DBG

In areas where the water reached the brim of the river banks and threatened to overflow, ACT/DBG undertook preventive measures to save the homes and properties of thousands of villagers. With the help of the local population 75,000 sand bags were positioned as flood prevention measures at a cost of USD 140,000. In addition, plastic sheeting worth USD 23,000 was distributed to 2,000 families. This timely and cost effective response to the crises was made possible by supplementary contributions from Caritas Germany and USD 25,000 from the ACT Rapid Response Fund. The next days are crucial and will show, whether these activities - which enabled the people to struggle actively against the flooding instead of helplessly observing the water rising and destroying their home and fields - were successful or not.

Additionally, 2,000 affected families in Jowhar and Mahaddey will receive plastic sheeting as shelter material, while 18,500 flood victims are being assisted with basic and supplementary food in Afgoye, Balaad, Jowhar and Mahaddey. Of the USD 224,000.requested for this operation, USD 115,000 has been requested from the German Government and USD 49,000 requested from Caritas Germany, respectively. The balance of USD 60,000 will be borne by Diakonie from its emergency aid budget.

Description of Overall Damage caused by the Event:

Although at this acute stage of the disaster, exact figures are not known, ACT/DBG survey teams reported the following figures in the 4 districts of Balaad, Afgoye, Jowhar and Mahaddey.

Balaad: In general, the river is full to the brim and in many areas the water has flooded over inundating six villages already. 12,000 people are estimated to loose their homes, properties and food stocks. Fields are flooded and crops are totally destroyed.

Afgoye: The situation is not as bad as in the other districts further up river. This is mainly due to the fact that in this area the riverbed is wider and the villages are situated at higher level. However, the low-lying irrigated areas near the river are partially flooded already and floods are still rising. The crops on this land have been lost, hence the next harvest will be close to zero. This means there is need for immediate replanting as soon as the floods recede. The food stocks which are traditionally stored in ground pits have been soaked and ruined.

More than 2,000 people have been affected in Afgoye District. As the situation continues to worsen the number of affected people is expected to increase four fold in the coming weeks.

Jowhar and Mahaddey: Due to the flooding of a much wider area, 21 villages are partially or completely covered with water, thereby affecting 6,000 people in Jowhar and 5,300 in Mahaddey. Their food stocks are also completely lost. However, the rice grown in this area is not damaged to the same extent as maize and sorghum, as the water-level has not yet submerged the tops.

Number and Type of Beneficiaries targeted:

ACT/ DBG plans to assist 1,500 worst affected families (9,000 persons) who will be selected in consultation with the village elders.

Stated Needs:

Following the immediate flood prevention and relief measures which are presently being implemented, ACT/DBG feels committed to support the victims in the rehabilitation process. As a first rehabilitation activity, farmers will be assisted with seeds so that they are able to start planting as soon as the water is gone and the fields have been cleared of mud and debris.

Funds are therefore requested for purchase and distribution of 50 MT of assorted seeds (maize, sorghum, sesame and beans) to 1,500 families for cultivation of 3,000 ha of land (2 ha per family) in the four flood affected districts. Tractors will be hired to plough the land and to ensure that seeds are sown as soon as possible after the flood waters recede.

Funds are therefore requested to cover costs of seeds, hiring of tractors as well as for transport and administration costs.

All items will be procured locally and implementation will be done over a two months period after the end of the floods.

ACT/DBG Budget

Description
Quantity
Value/ Unit(USD)
Value(USD)
Assorted seeds
50 Mt
1,200
60,000
Ploughing
3,000 Ha
50
150,000
Transport-seeds
13 Truckloads
150
1,950
Administration 2%
4,000
Total
215,950
ACT/Rapid Response Funds
25,000
AMOUNT REQUESTED by ACT/DBG
240,950
APPEAL FACT SHEET

Appeal Number: AFSO72

Appeal Name: Somalia Floods

Date Issued: November 20, 1997

Project Completion Date: May 30th, 1998

Project Description: Persistently heavy rains since mid-October have caused serious floods particularly in the central and southern regions along the Juba and Shebelle rivers.

The floods have resulted in more than a thousand deaths, displaced hundreds of thousands of people and extensively damaged crops, property and infrastructure .

ACT members present in the region propose to assist the flood affected people through various relief and rehabilitation measures in some of the worst flood affected areas in southern Somalia.

Implementing Partner
Activity Description
Appeal Target (USD)
Swedish Church Relief
Food and non-food items
212,200
Norwegian Church Aid
Agri seeds and tools, Irrig. Pumps & FFW
346,000
Lutheran World Federation-DWS
Logistics support and co-ordin.
444,500
Diakonie-Bread for the World
Seeds, land prep.and transport
240,950
TOTAL APPEAL TARGET: USD 1,243,650

*** Pledges can be communicated to ACT by using the Appeal Pledge Form ***

ACT - Action by Churches Together
Account Number: 102539/0.01.61
Banque Edouard Constant
Cours de Rive 11
Case postale 3754
1211 Genève 3
SWITZERLAND

Action by Churches Together (ACT) is a worldwide network of Churches and their related agencies meeting human needs through a co-ordinated emergency response and a common identity. The ACT network is organizationally based within the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) and the World Council of Churches (WCC) and is a co-ordinating rather than an operational office.

APPEAL PLEDGE FORM

(Please fax to the ACT Co-ordinating Office - Fax:++41 22 791 6506)

Appeal Name: Somalia floods
Appeal Number: AFSO72

Appeal Target: USD 1,243,650
Project Completion Date: May 30th, 1998

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