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Fast action on Central African Republic’s ceasefire deal required

Fast action on Central African Republic’s ceasefire deal required

Jul 24, 2014

24 July 2014 - Following the ceasefire agreement between the two main factions in the Central African Republic (CAR) on Wednesday, ACT Alliance has heightened its humanitarian assistance in the restoration of a country that has been at the brink of self-destruction.

Urgency needed as world refugee numbers top 50m

Urgency needed as world refugee numbers top 50m

Jun 20, 2014

20 June, 2014 - A concerted effort to stem the rise in refugee numbers - at their highest since WW2 - is desperately needed, says ACT Alliance

Balancing needs of displaced people and host communities

Balancing needs of displaced people and host communities

Apr 22, 2014

22 April, 2014 - ACT members in South Sudan contend with the needs of people forced out of their homes by war and the communities they take refuge with

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

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

Hope in the ashes of Bor

Hope in the ashes of Bor

Mar 17, 2014

17 March, 2014 - Slowly, life is returning to the streets of Bor in Jonglei state, South Sudan. ACT members and partners are helping people rebuild their lives among the ruins

CAR Refugees Find A New Home in Camp Dosseye, Chad

CAR Refugees Find A New Home in Camp Dosseye, Chad

Mar 11, 2014

11 March, 2014 - Long-term refugees from the Central African Republic find security in an agriculture programme

A long walk to safety: story of asylum seeker Nyagnet Req

A long walk to safety: story of asylum seeker Nyagnet Req

Mar 11, 2014

11 March, 2014 - When Nyagnet Req fled her South Sudanese town, she had no idea where her husband was. She knew only that she had to get her seven children to safety in Ethiopia

LWF South Sudanese staff registered as refugees in Uganda

LWF South Sudanese staff registered as refugees in Uganda

Mar 11, 2014

11 March, 2014 - Some of the very people helping refugees fleeing violence in South Sudan are themselves survivors of the conflict. John and Peter are two who escaped their homes to seek refugee in Uganda. Now they support the LWF’s emergency response in Uganda

Life-saving water to South Sudanese refugees in Uganda

Life-saving water to South Sudanese refugees in Uganda

Mar 11, 2014

11 March, 2014 - Water and sanitation facilities are urgently needed in Uganda for refugees fleeing fighting in South Sudan

Hope for a bright future in Adjumani

Hope for a bright future in Adjumani

Mar 11, 2014

11 March, 2014 - In Adjumani, north Uganda, South Sudanese women and children make up the bulk of the new arrivals

Meeting needs of refugees fleeing violence

Meeting needs of refugees fleeing violence

Mar 11, 2014

11 March, 2014 - ACT Alliance member Lutheran World Federation was among the first to arrive in Adjumani, north Uganda, to respond to the huge influx of refugees from South Sudan

Nduna makes whirlwind tour of typhoon-hit areas

Nduna makes whirlwind tour of typhoon-hit areas

Feb 19, 2014

19 February, 2014 - ACT Alliance head, General Secretary John Nduna, has toured areas of the Philippines recovering from typhoon Haiyan

A Long Walk to Safety: story of an asylum seeker from South Sudan

A Long Walk to Safety: story of an asylum seeker from South Sudan

Feb 11, 2014

11 February 2014 - Nyagnet Req, the mother of 7 children living in the town of Malakal, South Sudan, recalls how on 13 January 2014 she fled the country in what she can only describe as “the worst day of her life”

Getting water to refugees at Adjumani

Getting water to refugees at Adjumani

Jan 28, 2014

28 January 2014 - Lisa Henry, Humanitarian Director for ACT member DanChurchAid, reports on getting water to South Sudanese refugees at Adjumani camp in Uganda

At a glance

  • 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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