Contact: John Nduna, Action by Churches Together, ACT, Director, +41 22 791 6033, + 41 79 203 6055 cell; Michael Hyden, ACT Program Officer, +41 22 791 6040, +41 79 433 0592 cell
The exact magnitude of the damages and numbers of people affected have not yet been established. The Government through the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit under the Office of the Vice President, cooperating partners and NGOs are in the process of conducting rapid assessments on the situation. In some of the affected districts such as Solwezi and Mwinilunga in the
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The envisaged response will be to provide the flood victims with relief food, clothing, shelter and household cooking utensils in the short term. In the medium term, rehabilitation activities in food security and capacity building of the affected communities in disaster management and preparedness, will be undertaken. The beneficiary targeting will be done in collaboration with the District Disaster Management Committees, Village Satellite committees and other stakeholders including ACT member churches operating in the areas.
The short-term response / assistance is expected to take about three months from the time of funding of the Appeal, while the medium term (rehabilitation) activities are expected to take six months. The resources required will be both in kind contributions (such as clothing, shelter and household cooking utensils - were applicable), and cash to purchase food and to finance the rehabilitation activities. The cost and a detailed budget will be submitted with the Appeal.
Council of Churches in Zambia and Lutheran World Federation will implement the project while DanChurch Aid, Diakonia and Norwegian Church Aid will assist with the fund raising for the appeal. The ACT forum members will work closely with the government, the churches, local leadership, community leadership and other NGOs working in the affected areas.
The ACT Appeal will be submitted by the 15th of February 2007.
Any funding indication or pledge should be communicated to Jessie Kgoroeadira, ACT Finance Officer (firstname.lastname@example.org).