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29 Apr 2018 description
report Concern Worldwide, Catholic Relief Services, American Refugee Committee International, Africare, United Nations Population Fund, UN Office of the SRSG for Children and Armed Conflict, United Nations, World Health Organization, UN Development Programme, UN Volunteers, Italian Red Cross, UNOPS, Tearfund, UN Observer Mission in Georgia, UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo, UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations, UN Office on Drugs and Crime, CARE, UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, UN Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea, Caritas, Pact, UN Department of Political Affairs, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, World Food Programme, UN Human Settlements Program, Mercy Corps, UN Children's Fund, Médecins du Monde, Lutheran World Relief, International Rescue Committee, Operation USA, International Medical Corps, Relief International, UN Mission in Sudan, UN Interim Force in Lebanon, Refugees International, UN Department of Safety and Security, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Action by Churches Together International, HelpAge International, Save the Children, Plan International, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Médecins Sans Frontières, UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara, Women's Refugee Commission, ChildFund International, UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, World Renew, Monaco Red Cross, UN Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste

We, UN and non-UN entities, re-affirm our determination to prevent future acts of sexual exploitation and abuse by our personnel.

We note the issuance of this Statement at the High-level Conference on Eliminating Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by UN and NGO Personnel on 4 December 2006 in New York, USA and welcome future endorsement of this Statement by others.

22 Dec 2009 description

Funds Sent To: Churches Action in Relief and Development (CARD)

Amount Sent: US$ 40,500

Date: 22 December 2009

Details of Response

Emergency: Earthquake and Cyclone in Malawi

Date of Emergency: 20 December 2009

Implementing Member/Partner:

Churches Action in Relief and Development (CARD),
Evangelical Development Service (ELDS)

22 Dec 2009 description

Norwegian Church Aid Darfur Programme

Appeal Target: US$ 12,327,679 (EUR 8,629,376 )

22nd December 2009

Dear Colleagues,

As we appeal to our member organisations for their support for the NCA Darfur Programme in 2010, it is important to note that this programme was established in mid-2004 as a joint response to the urgent humanitarian needs of the displaced and host communities in Darfur.

21 Dec 2009 description

NEW YORK - The way ACT International handled the tsunami catastrophe is an example for others. The members were effective; they understood the need for coordination. "They did well". These are the words of Jan Egeland, the UN undersecretary for humanitarian affairs during the tsunami five years ago.

21 Dec 2009 description

Appeal Target: US$ 9,180,367

Balance Requested: US$ 4,096,643

Geneva, 21 December 2009

Dear Colleagues,

On 2 - 3 May 2008 a massive cyclone (Nargis) hit Myanmar (Burma) affecting the lives of approximately 24 million people in 115 townships, according to United Nations (UN) estimates and collective assessments by the international communities. Winds of 200km per hour swept through the Irrawaddy Delta and the former capital of Yangon leaving devastation in its wake.

18 Dec 2009 description


"My child has stopped talking" one woman says. "I have a boy who is 15 years old. Since the war he has become a bed-wetter. He can't go to the bathroom at night", says another. We are at the Ahli Ali Hospital in the centre of Gaza City. The hospital offers a psychosocial program to women once admitted at the hospital. It is a life saver, one woman says.

At Ahli Ali hospital 20 women are gathered for a three hours work shop.

17 Dec 2009 description

Funds Sent To:
Lutheran World Service, India (LWSI)

Amount Sent:
US$ 55,857

Date: 17 December 2009

(Please note this is additional to the previous RRF payment issued for this emergency for UELCI on 11 December, hence number 17b.)

Details of Response

Tamil Nadu Floods

Date of Emergency:

17 Dec 2009 description


The earthquake has changed many lives in West Sumatra. They've lost their houses and loved ones. Yusmaida, 43, is one of the earthquake-affected people in Pinjauan in the Sungai Limau sub-district of Padang Pariaman. Before the earthquake, at 7.9 on the Richter scale, hit West Sumatra on 30 September, she lived in a small house with her husband, six children, a son-in-law and three grandchildren. She earned her living running a food stall in a nearby school where her husband worked as a gardener.

16 Dec 2009 description

Geneva, December 16

Issued by Church World Service-Pakistan/Afghanistan and Norwegian Church Aid


Since the start of December, immediately following the Eid holidays in Pakistan, terrorist attacks have occurred at various key locations in Pakistan. Most attacks targeted government or military areas, but markets and a mosque were also attacked. On December 1, a Member of Provincial Assembly and two of his brothers were killed in Peshawar when a suicide attack occurred near his home.

16 Dec 2009 description

Appeal Target: US$ 241,464

Geneva, 16 December 2009

Dear Colleagues,

Heavy rains have caused loss of human life, destruction of social and economic infrastructures, homes, and displacement of people in temporary camps in Trarza and Brakna, two regions in south-west Mauritania. Through the previous ACT Appeal, MRT091, Lutheran World Federation - Department of World Service (LWF-DWS) has provided support to people living in camps near Rosso, the capital of Trarza Region.

16 Dec 2009 description

Geneva, 16 December 2009

A series of earthquakes hit the Karonga district in northern Malawi between 6 December and 12 December 2009. One of the earthquakes registered 5.8 on Richter scale and completely razed many houses. One death was registered and more than 16 people were seriously injured and admitted to government hospitals. Many public institutions have been closed because of cracks and instability in buildings that has left them life-threatening if occupied. So far 16,512 people have been affected.

16 Dec 2009 description

Issued by: ACT Indonesia Forum

Jakarta, December 16, 2009

General Situation

In late November, UN OCHA hosted a review of the humanitarian response plan for West Sumatra that included participants from the Indonesian national and local government, UN cluster coordinators, and representatives of the many agencies serving in the area. The outcome of the review was the formation of an "Early Recovery Network" to bridge the gap between the emergency response and the reconstruction phase.

11 Dec 2009 description


Funds Sent To: The United Evangelical Lutheran Churches in India (UELCI)

Amount Sent: USD 50,239

Date: 11 December 2009

Details of Response

Emergency: Tamil Nadu Flood

Date of Emergency: Ongoing since November 2009

Implementing Member(s):

THE UNITED EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCHES IN INDIA (UELCI), with its secretariat based in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, is a communion of twelve member churches from the Lutheran churches in India and Nepal.

09 Dec 2009 description

Appeal Target: US$ 1,043,683

Balance Requested: US$ 358,276

Geneva, 9 December 2009

Dear Colleagues,

On 26 September 2009 Typhoon Ketsana (local name Ondoy) lashed the National Capital Region, Southern and Northern Luzon island with winds of 85 kilometers per hour and gusts of up to 100 kilometers per hour. Within a period of less than two weeks, the Philippines was battered by a second super typhoon, namely Typhoon Parma (local name Pepeng) on 10 October 2009 causing further serious damage to an already devastated area.

01 Dec 2009 description


ISLAMABAD-For vulnerable Pakistanis, lack of access to basic information on HIV is almost an epidemic in itself. But this epidemic spreads by misinformation and feeds on poverty, increased insecurity, a bias against women's rights and the taboo of discussing sexual health publicly.

"Given Pakistan's conservative society, there are very few outlets or opportunities that allow for healthy public discussions on HIV," said Beenish Hashwani, HIV coordinator of ACT member Church World Service - …

30 Nov 2009 description

By Stefan Håkansson

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - The next time a cyclone hits Myanmar (Burma), the population in 50 villages will know what to do. These people have attended an ACT International "cyclone school", a disaster management programme put in place in the aftermath of Cyclone Nargis last year.

27 Nov 2009 description

Appeal Target: US$ 502,027

Geneva, 27 November 2009

Dear Colleagues,

El Salvador was hit by Hurricane Ida on 8 November with winds and up to 300 mm rainfalls in 6 hours. As a result, a total of 108 landslides, 13 major floods and 12 overflowing rivers were counted in seven of the country fourteen Departments. Floods and landslides completely destroyed 288 homes and damaged 1,835 houses. 37 bridges at least were damaged.

27 Nov 2009 description


Geneva, November 27, 2009 - As the Pakistani military continues its operations against extremist militants in South Waziristan, some 400,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) have registered in the districts of Dera Ismael Khan and Tank, according to UN agencies.

27 Nov 2009 description

Appeal Target: US$ 3,345,125

Amount Requested: US$ 2,429,311

Geneva, 27 November 2009

Dear Colleagues,

Southern Sudan faces the consequences of more than two decades of civil war which is coupled with an influx of returnees, environmental factors and widespread tribal conflicts. Even after the 2005 peace agreement there is no significant increase of living conditions for people in Southern Sudan.