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'A small paradise in the desert'

'A small paradise in the desert'

Nov 20, 2014

20 November 2014 - Faith Kagwiria talks about the ongoing situation in the Dadaab refugee camps, home to hundreds of thousands of mainly Somali refugees.

ACT Response to Floods in Colombia

ACT Response to Floods in Colombia

Nov 10, 2014

A video on the ACT response to floods in the Chocó region of Colombia.

Faith organisations unite to condemn Iraqi violence

Faith organisations unite to condemn Iraqi violence

Aug 22, 2014

22 August 2014 - PRESS RELEASE - ‘Dire, unacceptable and despicable’ is how top international faith-based humanitarian and development organisations describe violence in Iraq. They have united to condemn the violence in a joint statement

How did you know what I needed most?

How did you know what I needed most?

Aug 19, 2014

18 August, 2014 - A woman in the war-torn and forgotten eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo describes the joy of receiving aid, while the LWF country programme officer for the DRC talks about his pride in the work he carries out

“Massive Stories of Sorrow, Pain and Loss”

“Massive Stories of Sorrow, Pain and Loss”

Aug 06, 2014

6 August 2014 - “Every time I pass, the child is asleep but peeking (open) an eye on his dad to make sure that his dad is still next to him and alive. The child does not want to become an orphan and be left alone.” LWF medic reporting from a Gaza hospital

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

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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