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Mar 22, 2013
Unequal access to clean water still remains one of the world’s biggest abuses of human rights and challenges to development – creating millions of avoidable illnesses and deaths every year.
Mar 14, 2013
In the wake of heavy floods, ACT Mozambique has moved quickly to help meet not only the short-term needs of affected communities, but also to reduce their vulnerabilities to future natural disasters.
Mar 13, 2013
Ten years ago, ACT Alliance and Caritas teamed up in Darfur to provide life-saving essentials, health care and education to hundreds of thousands of civilians fleeing violence. Read what else has been accomplished in the last decade.
Mar 06, 2013
UN member states must fulfil their obligations to tackle the causes and consequences of widespread violence against women and girls – which have devastating effects not only on victims, but also on progress toward sustainable international peace and development.
Mar 05, 2013
Innovative interactive exhibitions are giving visibility to the epidemic of domestic violence in Brazil – and now plans are in the works to take the initiative global.
Feb 28, 2013
Stricken with a deforming disease, forced to flee bullets and their homes, ostracised even in a camp for displaced people, leprosy patients receive the support they need.
Feb 27, 2013
Fleeing Syria to escape violence, thousands of Syrian Armenians have sought refuge in their ancestral home. A new voucher system enables them to buy essential items.
Feb 26, 2013
Newly uprooted Darfuris continue to arrive in camps after shooting and violence drove them from their homes in recent weeks.
Feb 20, 2013
See the human impact of nutrition, water, medical and other programmes in the faces of Darfur civilians living in camps for the internally displaced.
Feb 19, 2013
As the bitter battle for Damascus intensifies and its impact increasingly spills across national borders, ACT Alliance expects that even more than 1.1 million Syrian refugees will seek safety in neighbouring countries before June 1 this year – thereby surpassing the latest UN estimates.
Feb 08, 2013
Bishop Emeritus Paride Taban has won a UN peace prize for his decades of work in South Sudan.
Feb 04, 2013
Tired of being victims to annual flood waters that inundate their houses, residents of several villages along the shore of the largest lake in the Philippines are organising to either stop the flooding or find viable alternatives for their families.
Feb 01, 2013
Just over a year ago, the mine clearance specialist Fred Pavey had his right hand blown off while attempting to neutralise a Chinese mine in Libya. Now he is returning to help finish the work he started.
Jan 30, 2013
With reports that a fresh wave of 21,000 Syrians had arrived in Jordan's Za’atari camp in the last week of January alone, the international community must pledge the funds needed to address this mounting crisis.
Jan 29, 2013
A community-based art programme is helping at-risk youth overcome socioeconomic obstacles in one of Rio's most violent slums.