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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

South Sudanese refugee: “They stole my wheelchair – I crawled for 20 hours”

South Sudanese refugee: “They stole my wheelchair – I crawled for 20 hours”

Jan 17, 2014

17 January 2014 - Disabled people have a particularly hard time fleeing violence in their native South Sudan for the safety of a camp in a neighbouring country. When Paul Maguet’s wheelchair was stolen, he was forced to crawl for miles.

Uganda camp report, South Sudan refugees

Uganda camp report, South Sudan refugees

Jan 15, 2014

15 January 2014 - a short video report from DCA/LWF on the situation in Adjumani refugee camp with a huge influx of South Sudanese refugees.

South Sudanese refugee influx deepens demand for aid

South Sudanese refugee influx deepens demand for aid

Jan 12, 2014

12 January 2014 - In just three days, the number of refugees entering Adjumani in north Uganda from South Sudan has doubled, bringing the figure to a total of 24,105 refugees. The influx puts huge pressure on Ugandan camps and calls for an upswing in humanitarian response.

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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