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    Brazil: floods in Acre

    30 March 2014 - In February and March, heavy rain and floods have hit Acre in northern Brazil, 80,000 people have been severely affected in particular marginal communities and indigenous people.

    Vanuatu: update from ACT members on the ground

    19 March 2015 - Cyclone Pam hit Vanuatu in March 2015. The category 5 storm caused widespread destruction. ACT Alliance member Act for Peace responded to the crisis with emergency food, shelter and water. Here we have an interview with Geoff Robinson of Act for Peace, on the ground in Vanuatu

    Sendai disaster framework leaves the vulnerable behind

    18 March 2015 - The Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction just ended in Japan, with the adoption of the Sendai Framework for Action on Disaster Risk Reduction. The framework has been approved after long negotiations characterised by lack of political will to come up with a strong document that is ambitious enough.

    FBOs disappointed by exclusion, yet still committed to DRR

    17 March 2015 - FBOs disappointed by exclusion from WCDRR text, yet still committed to DRR.

    Syria: supporting disabled refugees

    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.

    Disaster conference must deliver on community resilience

    12 March 2015 - Governments of the world are set to meet in Sendai, Japan, for the world conference on disaster risk reduction (WCDR). The conference, which will decide on the next global framework that will guide all work related to responding to disasters, is a culmination of a process that has traversed all regions of the world, to seek the opinion of governments, civil society and communities.

    LWF and ACT Alliance Urge UN Action for Communities Hit by Climate Change

    06 March 2015 - LWF and ACT Alliance tell the 28th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva that enough attention is paid to the impact climate change has on human rights

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