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ACT Appeal Rapid Response Fund 2005 - RRF- 5

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Appeal
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Posted
Originally published


Total Appeal Target : US$ 750,000

Balance Requested from ACT Network: 738,743.09

Geneva, 6 January 2005

Dear Colleagues,

During 2004, the ACT Rapid Response Fund assisted 26 ACT implementing members to save lives in sudden emergencies, providing financial assistance ranging from US$4,000 to US$50,000.

The purpose of the ACT Rapid Response Fund is to provide resources up to USD 50,000 to meet urgent requests by local churches and other members to save lives in sudden emergencies resulting from natural disasters or from human made disasters. RRF is also utilised to advance resources needed to save lives in situations where an appeal has been issued but funds have not yet been forthcoming. The ACT RRF is administered by the ACT Coordinating Office in Geneva according to the general ACT policy framework and operational guidelines.

This year we are seeking your contributions to build the fund up to US$750,000. On December 31, 2004 the balance for the ACT RRF was only US$ 11,256.91. Therefore, we are kindly urging you to contribute to this appeal to enable us to continue assisting ACT members to save lives.

Following is the application of the 2004 ACT Rapid Response Fund per region:

Africa
Member
Emergency
Payment
Swaziland Lutheran Development Service Storms and Tornados
US$46,850.00
South Africa South Africa Council of Churches Torrential rains and Tornados
38,930.00
Sudan Church Ecumenical Action Buruli ulcer epidemic IDP camp
15,900.00
DRC Lutheran World Federation Rwanda Assistance Congolese refugees
49,765.00
Burundi Conseil National des Eglises Burundi Assistance Congolese refugees
50,000.00
South Africa Lutheran World Service Floods in Western Cape
49,900.00
Sudan Church Ecumenical Action IDP's Southern Sudan
50,000.00
Liberia Lutheran World Federation Ivorian Refugees in Liberia
49,632.00
DRC Eglise du Christ au Congo North Kivu Assistance to IDP's
46,947.00
Subtotal
397,924.00
Asia
Member
Emergency
Payment
Bangladesh RDRS Cold spell
50,000.00
Nepal Lutheran World Service Cold spell
40,410.00
Pakistan Church World Service Earthquake North West
17,553.00
Indonesia Yayasan Tanggul Bencana Volcano eruption
41,891.00
Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea Council of Churches Volcano eruption
40,000.00
Philippines Council of Churches in Philippines Floods and landslides
40,000.00
Sri Lanka National Christian Council Sri Lanka Floods
30,000.00
Subtotal
259,854.00
Pacific
Member
Emergency
Payment
Tonga & Samoa WCC Office in the Pacific Cyclone Heta
37,000.00
Suva WCC Office in the Pacific Cyclone Ivy
25,000.00
Subtotal
62,000.00
LA & Caribbean
Member
Emergency
Payment
Haiti ACT Fora Political turmoil
11,500.00
Nicaragua ACT Fora Mudslides
35,797.81
Chile Lutheran Church in Chile Snowstorms
4,000.00
Subtotal
51,297.81
Total RRF
771,075.81
Advances recovered from Appeals
Member
Emergency
Payment
Sudan Sudan Council of Churches IDP's Darfur Appeal
47,214.00
Indonesia Yayasan Tanggul Bencana Ambon sectarian violence
15,000.00
Indonesia Yakkum Emergency Unit Ambon sectarian violence
25,000.00
Haiti ACT For a Floods in West and South East
50,000.00
Bangladesh ACT Fora Floods upper regions
50,000.00
Subtotal
187,214.00
Total RRF & advances
958,289.81

Please notice that this appeal refers only to the Rapid Response Funds. There is not request for the Coordination Assessment Teams (CAT's) as the balance for this component at the end of the year was US$104,469 and further discussion following the ACT evaluation is required within the Alliance about the way in which CAT's can best be used.

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

Amount Budgeted for the Rapid Response Grants and Advances
750,000.00
Less: Balance at December 31, 2004
11,256.91
Balance Requested from ACT Alliance
738,743.09

Please kindly send your contributions to the following ACT bank account:

Account Number - 240-432629.60A (USD)
Account Name: ACT - Action by Churches Together
UBS SA
PO Box 2600
1211 Geneva 2
SWITZERLAND

Please also inform the Finance Officer Jessie Kgoroeadira (direct tel. +41 22 791 60 38, e-mail address jkg@act-intl.org) 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 Director, Jenny Borden (phone ++41 22 791 6032 or mobile phone ++ 41 79 203 6055)
ACT Program Officer Elsa Moreno (phone ++41 22 791 64 20 or mobile phone ++41 79 608 81 33)

Jenny Borden
Interim Director, ACT Co-ordinating Office