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South Sudanese refugees in Uganda

South Sudanese refugees in Uganda

Jan 10, 2014

10 January 2014 - Some 32,000 people have crossed the borders of South Sudan looking for refuge, there are arrivals daily in camps where ACT members are working in Uganda.

South Sudanese refugees flow into Kenya

South Sudanese refugees flow into Kenya

Jan 08, 2014

8 January 2014 - Recent estimates put the number of internally displaced people from the conflict in South Sudan at over 200,000. Refugees are arriving at Kakuma camp in Kenya as well as Uganda and Ethiopia.

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.

Scenes from Goma illustrate mass displacement

Scenes from Goma illustrate mass displacement

Dec 03, 2012

UN OCHA estimated last week that an additional 140,000 people have been displaced in and around Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo, since rebels took the city on November 20.

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.

Syrian refugees in Jordan seek to recover and return

Syrian refugees in Jordan seek to recover and return

Nov 15, 2012

These photographs offer a glimpse inside the Za'atari refugee camp in northern Jordan, which is continuing to receive large numbers of new Syrian refugees uprooted by violence at home.

South Sudan camp managers brace for new arrivals

South Sudan camp managers brace for new arrivals

Nov 05, 2012

More than 110,000 Sudanese refugees are living in four camps in the Upper Nile state of South Sudan, with more expected imminently as fighting continues.

Displaced find refuge in Chadian camps

Displaced find refuge in Chadian camps

Aug 13, 2012

Chad has long experienced chronic instability from inter-clan tensions and spillover conflicts from neighboring countries. This gallery illustrates ACT's work with people uprooted by fighting in nine camps.

Hope and despair intermingle in Dadaab

Hope and despair intermingle in Dadaab

Aug 07, 2012

Dadaab, the world's largest refugee camp in north-eastern Kenya, is home to nearly half-a-million people, most of whom have fled war-torn and drought-ravaged neighboring Somalia.

Haiti: State of the art education

Haiti: State of the art education

Oct 06, 2011

High tech solutions mean safety for these students during an earthquake or hurricane

Ethiopia: setting up camp on hard soil

Ethiopia: setting up camp on hard soil

Aug 15, 2011

Officials must decide whether a new extension to Dollo Odo is needed, just weeks after a fourth camp there was opened

Dadaab: “It’s what makes you get up at 5am”

Dadaab: “It’s what makes you get up at 5am”

Jul 29, 2011

The relentness trail of new arrivals and the job of running a camp the size of a small city are what get Dadaab staff up before the sun.

Africa drought: Dadaab extension a safe haven for Somalis

Africa drought: Dadaab extension a safe haven for Somalis

Jul 25, 2011

Workers rush to survey land, clear bush and plot boundaries at the Dadaab camp extension, considered a secure environment for refugees.

Libya-Tunisia border crisis

Libya-Tunisia border crisis

Mar 08, 2011

Images from the ACT assessment mission to the Libya-Tunisia border where tens of thousands are fleeing the conflict in Libya

ACT donates more food to displaced victims in Preah Vihear

ACT donates more food to displaced victims in Preah Vihear

Mar 08, 2011

ACT helps displaced people suffering from four days of fighting in early February between Cambodian and Thai troops around Preah Vihear temple

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  • Formed in 1947
  • Based in Switzerland
  • Working in more than 80 countries
  • Budget of $101,986,000
  • 6000 members of staff

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