Act for Peace

Act for peace is the international aid agency of the National Council of Churches in Australia. We work with partners, wherever conflicts occur, empowering communities to:

  • reduce poverty through community food security, livelihoods, health and education programs
  • protect refugees and displaced people by managing safe refugee camps
  • prevent conflicts through facilitating peace, reconciliation and disarmament processes

Our ecumenical partners provide life-saving assistance for more than 500,000 displaced people and more than a million others living in extreme poverty. They perform this work in many of the world's most conflict-affected areas such as Sudan, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Burma, Sri Lanka, Iraq, Palestine, East Timor, West Papua, as well as in the Pacific.

We seek to provide partners with growing funding and technical assistance on conflict management and protection.

Latest from Act for Peace

ACT general secretary visits Syrian refugees

ACT general secretary visits Syrian refugees

Dec 04, 2012

As the Syrian refugee crisis escalates, ACT General Secretary John Nduna compels the international community to redouble its efforts to provide essential, life-saving services.

Inside Jordan's Za'atari refugee camp

Inside Jordan's Za'atari refugee camp

Nov 28, 2012

The population of the Za'atari refugee camp in Jordan has already surpassed 41,000 and is expected to reach peak capacity of 60,000 shortly, as more Syrians flee fighting.

ACT speaks out on Syria

ACT speaks out on Syria

Nov 15, 2012

On the eve of his visit to the region, ACT Alliance General Secretary John Nduna calls for peace, respect for international law and adequate funding to address the mounting humanitarian crisis in the region.

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At a glance

  • Formed in 1948
  • Based in Australia
  • Works in conflict areas worldwide
  • Budget of $5,500,000
  • 25 members of staff

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