Examples of Alliance2015 Emergency Cooperation


2014 has seen Alliance2015 members focus on South Sudan, the Central African Republic and on the Syrian borders. Please refer to reports on the members's websites e.g.

ACTED/CAF: http://www.acted.org/en/zoom-acted-s-rapid-response-programme-central-african-republic 

PIN/Syria: http://www.clovekvtisni.cz/en/humanitary-aid/country/syria, or

Concern in South Sudan: https://www.concern.net/news-blog/south-sudan-food-crisis-escalates


Philippines: after the devastating typhoon Haiyan, member organisations quickly found each other and met in  the affected regions where they conducted joint assessments. Alliance2015 members were among the first to reach these areas. While ACTED then went on to focus on the Tacloban/East Samar South Coast area, Welthungerhilfe established base in Roxas, People in Need worked on Bantay Island and Concern on Negros.
Together, these four members also prepared a joint proposal for funding to ECHO.


Syria:In September 2012, People in Need had launched a cross border operation from Turkey and since then has been pushing the limits of humanitarian assistance inside Syria. Welthungerhilfe initially supported People in Need with a € 50,000 EU grant for waste disposal and a combined food and cash distribution to beneficiaries in Aleppo.  Assistance grew significantly after the German Foreign Ministry granted half a million Euro. Welthungerhilfe has since deployed some emergency staff of its own in Turkey.  ACTED runs refugee camps in Jordan, Iraq and Lebanon.


Cooperation in Pakistan continued on a large scale with ECHO as the main donor for joint projects usually comprising all five Alliance2015 members present in the country. Members also cooperated in Libya (ACTED and Cesvi), Somalia (Concern & Welthungerhilfe), Haiti (Cesvi & ACTED) and completed their work for flood-affected people in Cambodia. At the end of the year, cooperation was also planned for a joint project in South Sudan (Cesvi & Welthungerhilfe).


Horn of Africa Drought:  Cesvi and Welthungerhilfe became operational very quickly and distributed water in Dadaab camps.
ACTED, Welthungerhilfe, Concern and Cesvi also carried out a joint multiple sector assessment in drought-affected regions of northern Kenya.
Welthungerhilfe provided financial support to Concern and Cesvi  in Mogadishu in Somalia. 
In Ethiopia, People in Need implemented projects with funding from both Welthungerhilfe and Concern, mostly in the WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) sector.


Cambodia: Floods in early October: PIN and Cesvi collaborated on a first response in their programming area with emergency funds provided by PIN. Concern had an existing partnership with Action Aid and Danish Church Aid (DCA) and prepared a joint funding proposal. They were joined by PIN and Cesvi who took responsibility for the health and sanitation component of the DCA led response.


Liberia: supporting Ivory Coast Refugees in early 2011.
When post-election violence in Ivory Coast brought an influx of refugees into the Grand Gedeh region of Liberia
, Concern and Welthungerhilfe cooperated with UNHCR to build and manage a refugee camp in Ziah Town for about 5,000 people. While Welthungerhilfe built shelters and repaired road and bridges, Concern took care of the water supply and sanitation, distribution of Non Food Items and the management and running of the camp. 


Alliance2015 Emergency Response

Emergency and disaster relief has become a major strength of Alliance2015 with members responding quickly, effectively and creatively to address the basic needs of affected populations. Collectively, the members offer expertise in nutrition, water and sanitation, education and social needs, shelter, non-food items, food security and health.

The organisations involved share information and contextual analysis, consider joint assessments and programming where possible, or support the work of one another with financial means and/or specialised staff. 

Alliance2015 members learn from each other's best practices and have developed common tools for assessment and effective response.

People in Need bakery in Aleppo © Iva Zimova 2013

There are many examples of Alliance2015 work in the emergency sector. Very often, at least one member is already present in any given disaster-affected region. In the left-hand column of this page, please find examples of past Alliance2015 cooperation in emergencies.

Hurricane Matthew - Three Months On

Three months after Hurricane Matthew, the below infographic (designed by ACTED; click on the picture to enlarge it) outlines Alliance2015 members' humanitarian response in Haiti so far.

Nepal Earthquakes – One Year On

One year after the devastating earthquakes, the below infographic (designed by HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation; click on the picture to enlarge it) outlines the contribution of Alliance2015 members to the relief and rehabilitation efforts in Nepal since April 2015. For more information please click here.

Alliance2015 project countries with expected El-Niño impacts 2015/2016

Our member Welthungerhilfe has developed the below map of Alliance2015 project countries in which El-Niño impacts are likely (click on the map to enlarge it). Besides awareness raising and engagement with the donor community to remain vigilant and responsive, Alliance2015 members are developing joint approaches to strengthen communities' resilience and, where needed, to manage effective responses.

Alliance2015 project countries with expected El-Niño impacts 2015/2016