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Humanitarian hero - Filipino engineer Rizel Mayo

Humanitarian hero - Filipino engineer Rizel Mayo

Aug 18, 2014

18 August, 2014 - Young engineer Rizel Mayo is rebuilding the schools in villages recovering from typhoon Haiyan. And one of the beneficiaries of the new classrooms will be her own daughter. We pay homage to Rizel for World Humanitarian Day, August 19.

“Teaching in Bangui is like cultivating a good tree”

“Teaching in Bangui is like cultivating a good tree”

Aug 11, 2014

12 August, 2014 - A dedicated teacher re-building a school in Bangui, Central African Republic, talks about his vision for the children of Bangui on International Youth Day

School doors re-open amid conflict in the CAR

School doors re-open amid conflict in the CAR

Jul 08, 2014

8 July, 2014 - ACT member Finn Church Aid is rehabilitating schools in the Central African Republic in an effort to ensure children's education doesn't become a casualty of war

Using faith to find peace in the CAR

Using faith to find peace in the CAR

Jun 23, 2014

23 June, 2014 - Leaders of faith denominations from across the spectrum are uniting in an effort to ease tensions in the Central African Republic

FCA director elected chair of UNDP advisory group

FCA director elected chair of UNDP advisory group

May 20, 2014

20 May, 2014 - After just a year on the UNDP's civil society advisory group, FCA's director Antti Pentikäinen has been elected its chair

As war continues in South Sudan, ACT Alliance assists displaced families

As war continues in South Sudan, ACT Alliance assists displaced families

Apr 22, 2014

22 April, 2014 - The war in South Sudan takes a brutal turn, while hunger emerges as the main challenge for the hundreds of thousands of people who have taken shelter in the four corners of the country

CAR: 1.6 million people need urgent assistance

CAR: 1.6 million people need urgent assistance

Apr 10, 2014

10 April, 2014 - The deteriorating situation in the Central African Republic brings with it more civilians killed and infrastructure destroyed. Two ACT members are responding with life-saving measures

ACT responds to Typhoon Haiyan in The Philippines

ACT responds to Typhoon Haiyan in The Philippines

Jan 31, 2014

31 January 2014 - A short video by talented videographer Ville Asikainen from ACT member FinnChurchAid

In cramped conditions, classes resume in the Philippines

In cramped conditions, classes resume in the Philippines

Jan 24, 2014

24 January 2014 - Typhoon Haiyan was indiscriminate in its damage. Along with houses, businesses and infrastructure, schools across the central Philippines were battered by huge waves and fierce winds, leaving them damaged and clogged with mud and debris. But although badly damaged, school doors are now open and classes beginning again.

Circus training in Za'atari refugee camp

Circus training in Za'atari refugee camp

Oct 18, 2013

18 October 2013 - In Zaatari refugee camp Topi Hurtig and a team of circus trainers teach juggling, acrobatics and clownery to young Syrian refugees.

Phailin: lives saved but livelihoods lost

Phailin: lives saved but livelihoods lost

Oct 13, 2013

13 October 2012 - Loss of life was minimised by good disaster preparedness but extremely poor communities have lost their homes and livelihoods.

Mozambique rises above devastating flood waters

Mozambique rises above devastating flood waters

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.

As Syrian conflict mounts, refugee numbers likely to exceed UN estimates

As Syrian conflict mounts, refugee numbers likely to exceed UN estimates

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.

Finns to develop religious peace mediation network

Finns to develop religious peace mediation network

Jan 23, 2013

Finn Church Aid has long worked to promote peace. Now the ACT member has been appointed to develop a worldwide religious leaders' peace mediation network.

Flood victims assisted in Chad

Flood victims assisted in Chad

Dec 06, 2012

Tens of thousands of people have been affected by flooding in parts of central, eastern and southern Chad following heavy rains in July and August this year.