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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

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.

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

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.

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 - …

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.

18 Nov 2009 description

1. Brief description of the emergency

As of November 13, up to 24 people have died following a landslide at a village on high land in Same district, Kilimanjaro region, after four days of heavy rains. At a time when the ACT Forum Tanzania was already planning to do disaster preparedness interventions following the prolonged drought in northern Tanzania earlier in the same week, the onset of this end of year rain came with disastrous results, affecting an entire village on the highlands of Same District, bringing shocking news to the whole nation.


05 Nov 2009 description

Appeal Target: US$ 457,898

Balance Requested: US$ 403,898

Geneva, 5 November 2009

Dear Colleagues,

Since 8 September 2009, heavy rains have caused flooding in 39 communes in 6 districts of Kompong Thom province. On 29 September 2009 typhoon Ketsana, on its way from the Philippines to Vietnam, lashed the northeast to northwest areas of the central provinces of Cambodia. In addition to the previous flooding, typhoon Ketsana brought more rainwater, floods and havoc to at least 3 provinces.

02 Nov 2009 description

Appeal Target: US$ 763,580

Balance Requested: US$ 532,213

Geneva, 2 November 2009

Dear Colleagues,

On 26 September 2009 Typhoon Ketsana (loal 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.

22 Oct 2009 description

INDONESIA (ACT) - The tiny village of Palak Pisang consists of eight families separated from the next closest village by about two kilometres. For the people of Palak Pisang, those two kilometres might as well be a thousand. They are consistently left out of aid distributions carried out in the other, larger village of Simpang Tiga.

21 Oct 2009 description

Nearly three weeks after the 7.9 Richter Scale earthquake struck West Sumatra, ACT members Yayasan Tanggul Bencana di Indonesia (YTBI), Yakkum Emergency Unit (YEU), Church World Service (CWS), Lutheran World Relief (LWR) and the Christian Reformed World Relief Committee (CRWRC) continue to deliver assistance to affected areas.

16 Oct 2009 description

Geneva, October 16, 2009

Boosted Humanitarian Efforts

(Sitrep prepared by Church World Service - Pakistan/Afghanistan Communication Office)


According to recent news reports, more than two-thirds of internally displaced people have returned home. While this may be good news, it also means one-third remains displaced.

15 Oct 2009 description

Appeal Target: US$ 4,321,511

Balance Requested: US$ 3,851,362

Geneva, 15 October 2009

Dear Colleagues,

A major earthquake magnitude 7.6 on the Richter scale struck West Sumatra on September 30th causing havoc and major damage to Padang City, Pariaman City, Bukittinggi City, Padang Pariaman District, Pesisir Selatan District, Solok City, Padang Panjang City and Pasaman Barat District.

14 Oct 2009 description

Geneva, October 14, 2009 - Typhoon Ketsana caused major havoc in eight provinces of Cambodia on September 29 - 30, 2009. Kompong Thom Province experienced the greatest level of damage. The Provincial Committee for Disaster Management (PCDM) of Kompong Thom Province today reported that the affected population has increased from 10,684 families to more than 20,165 families. The PCDM and National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) are this week working to establish the actual number of affected people.

12 Oct 2009 description

By Rainer Lang, in Padang

A doctor working with survivors of the West Sumatra earthquake say that rather than improving, people's health is deteriorating. This is the finding of Dr Yan Fernandez who is working in an ACT International mobile medical team supporting victims in the Pariaman district north of Padang. Other ACT members are similarly concerned about the decreasing health status of the victims of the disaster.

Medical teams have just checked health and hygiene conditions in the community of Lembah Pasang. There, a medical assistant in the village offers her support.