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ACT Appeal Haiti: Water & sanitation for floods affected population - LAHT71

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Appeal Target: US$ 209,375

Geneva, 21 August 2007

Dear Colleagues,

On 22 November 2006, a tropical depression with heavy rainfalls caused landslides and floods in the Departments of North West, Nippes and Grand'Anse. In the Department of Grand'Anse, the communes of Jeremie, Bonbon and Abricots were amongst the hardest hit, with 1,790 distressed families, 238 destroyed and 515 damaged houses, and 50% of the crop affected. The main road between Bonbon and Anse du Clerc was destroyed as was the water system supplying Bonbon with drinkable water.

Through RRF 23/2006, ACT member Lutheran World Federation / Department for World Service Caribbean / Haiti Program (LWF) and its partner Fondation de la Nouvelle Grande Anse (FNGA) supported the communes of Bonbon and Abricots with non food items including hygienic kits and water tablets. A water purification unit was provided to the commune of Bonbon. In close cooperation with the Ministry of Public Works, the response contributed to the construction of a by-pass road between Bonbon and Anse du Clerc.

On 4 April 2007, another RRF (07/2007) was issued to respond to damages caused by continuous heavy rains in the same department, affecting a total of 16,000 people. LWF supplied food, clothes, non food items and water purification tablets in the communes of Beraca and Abricots and a water purification unit to the hospital of Beraca.

ACT is a global alliance of churches and related agencies working to save lives and support communities in emergencies worldwide.

The ACT Coordinating Office is based with the World Council of Churches (WCC) and The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) in Switzerland.

Months after these two emergencies, the population in Grand'Anse department still has no access to safe drinking water, which results in rising numbers of diseases as reported by the local hospital. LWF and its partner FNGA plan to complement previous RRF activities through the reconstruction of 2 spring taps and 3 water distribution systems, including water catchments protection through reforestation and soil retention works. The program comprises also workshops to train technicians on maintenance, to sensitize the population on the use of drinking water, on soil erosion and proper maintenance of spring tap areas.

Project Completion Date: 31 January 2008

Reporting schedule:

Final narrative and financial reports: 31 March 2008

Audit report: 30 April 2008

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

Total Appeal Target(s)

Less: Pledges/Contr. Recd.

Balance Requested from ACT Alliance: 209,375

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

rue du Rhône
P.O. Box 2600
1211 Geneva 4, SWITZERLAND
Swift address: UBSW CHZH12A

Please also inform the Finance Officer Jessie Kgoroeadira ( and the Michael Zschiegner ( 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) or ACT Program Officer, Michael Zschiegner, (phone +41 22 791 6420 or mobile phone +41 79 608 8133)

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