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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.
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 21, 2013
Syrians continue to flee the incessant violence in their own country for safety across the border. Yet in neighbouring Lebanon, no formal refugee camps exist to assist them.
Jan 16, 2013
As Syria’s civil war drags on, those who have fled the violence for neighboring countries face an increasingly difficult time surviving as winter storms bring snow and freezing temperatures to much of the region.
Jan 16, 2013
Damascus used to be one of the safest cities in the Middle East. Now people do not dare to go out after sunset.
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.
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.
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.
Oct 17, 2012
Mental health services are helping distressed Syrians cope with conflict-induced trauma.
Sep 21, 2012
The violence that has engulfed Syria is taking a heavy toll on its children, who make up more than half of the 260,000 Syrian refugees pouring into neighbouring countries.
Aug 06, 2012
More than one-and-a-half million Syrians are seeking refuge from spreading violence. ACT has redoubled its efforts to provide food and other essential items to the rapidly growing numbers of displaced and vulnerable Syrian people.
Feb 27, 2012
The first high school in Somali refugee camp in Bokolomanyo, Ethiopia is under construction
Jan 06, 2012
This story on The Lutheran World Federation's blog discusses ACT's efforts to assist flood victims
Jun 18, 2010
Haitians being evicted from makeshift living areas are offered few viable alternatives.
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- Formed in 1992
- Based in Baltimore, USA
- Working worldwide (11 international field offices on four continents)
- Budget of $36 million
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