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More than just water: WASH project improves the lives of Syrian refugees in Akkar

More than just water: WASH project improves the lives of Syrian refugees in Akkar

Oct 29, 2014

30 October, 2014 - Two ACT members are meeting a desperate need for water by Syrian refugees in Lebanon

South Sudan crisis being met with silence, ACT Ethiopia says

South Sudan crisis being met with silence, ACT Ethiopia says

Apr 16, 2014

15 April, 2014 - The veil of silence over the South Sudan must be broken and peace talks resumed immediately if the conflict is to be contained

ACT member offering care to Homs evacuees

ACT member offering care to Homs evacuees

Feb 13, 2014

13 February 2014-Evacuees from the besieged Syrian city of Homs are being welcomed to safety by an ACT member with food, medical care, transport and shelter

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.

International community must step up for Syrian civilians

International community must step up for Syrian civilians

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.

Syrian refugees welcomed to Lebanon amidst political tensions

Syrian refugees welcomed to Lebanon amidst political tensions

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.

Syrians forge solidarity to survive harsh winter in Jordan

Syrians forge solidarity to survive harsh winter in Jordan

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.

Syrians inside capital city cope with lives changed

Syrians inside capital city cope with lives changed

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.

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.

Displaced Syrians receive psychosocial support

Displaced Syrians receive psychosocial support

Oct 17, 2012

Mental health services are helping distressed Syrians cope with conflict-induced trauma.

Aid reaches Syria's youngest refugees

Aid reaches Syria's youngest refugees

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.

Humanitarian need grows for Syrians caught in new surge of violence

Humanitarian need grows for Syrians caught in new surge of violence

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.

Somali teens offered chance to complete education

Somali teens offered chance to complete education

Feb 27, 2012

The first high school in Somali refugee camp in Bokolomanyo, Ethiopia is under construction

At a glance

  • Formed in 1992
  • Based in Baltimore, USA
  • Working worldwide (11 international field offices on four continents)
  • Budget of $36 million
  • 107 members of staff

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