All stories related to International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC)
Mar 14, 2015
14 March 2015 - Originally from Aleppo, Ghamra, who can’t walk, used to own her house, where, after her husband’s death, she lived with her five children, three of whom were born with special needs.
Feb 20, 2015
20 February 2015 - Freezing temperatures, heavy snow and chilling winds sweeping across Syria are putting thousands of young lives in jeopardy as displaced mothers struggle helplessly to keep their small children warm and sheltered from the harsh winter conditions.
Dec 23, 2014
23 December 2014 - The war in Syria continues to rage as it enters its fourth year with no end in sight. What is ACT doing?
Oct 29, 2014
30 October, 2014 - Two ACT members are meeting a desperate need for water by Syrian refugees in Lebanon
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
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
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.
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