News

    Drought causing food crisis in Central America

    16 September, 2014 - ACT marks International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer with a report from Guatemala and Nicaragua of the ensuing food crisis brought about by drought

    Philippines recovery goes from strength to strength

    4 September, 2014 - ACT Alliance's recovery programme moves up a gear with the launch of a revised appeal for Typhoon Haiyan survivors that will help meet the needs of nearly 466,000 survivors

    ACT welcomes urgent UN action to investigate ‘crimes against humanity’ in Iraq

    3 September 2014 - PRESS RELEASE - This week's UN resolution denouncing the violence in Iraq has been met with resounding approval from ACT Alliance, which made a joint submission supporting the resolution

    Refuge in the wake of deportation for Honduran children

    28 August, 2014 - Thousands of child would-be migrants are ending up back in Honduras and El Salvador after failed attempts to get to the US. Only to find their futures in their homelands are even less certain than the perilous journey north.

    Faith organisations unite to condemn Iraqi violence

    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

    Iraqis flee fighting for safety of school compounds

    20 August 2014 - A school in the Kurdish city of Erbil in north Iraq has become a makeshift home for refugees displaced by the advance of Islamic State fighters. From its classrooms, an ACT Alliance member is offering hundreds of people food, household goods and other staples of life

    Over rough terrain, relief goods arrive in Chinese towns

    20 August 2014 - Despite rough terrain and heavy aftershocks, ACT Alliance member Amity Foundation continue the effort to get relief goods to residents of the southwest hit by an earthquake

    » More news from around the alliance

    Multimedia

    • Survivors of Haiyan

      Survivors of Haiyan

      8 May, 2014. Six months ago, typhoon Haiyan made landfall in the Philippines. In the early morning hours of November 8th, four million people lost their houses and their means to make a living.

    • Voices of South Sudanese fleeing conflict

      Voices of South Sudanese fleeing conflict

      16 April, 2014 - South Sudanese people express the pain of losing loved ones and the long journeys they undertake to reach safety.

    • Yolanda (Haiyan) - the ACT response

      Yolanda (Haiyan) - the ACT response

      27 February 2014 - Typhoon Haiyan, known locally as Yolanda, ravaged a wide swath of the Philippines in November 2013. ACT Alliance member agencies and their local partners responded heroically to the humanitarian crisis.

    • ACT responds to Typhoon Haiyan in The Philippines

      ACT responds to Typhoon Haiyan in The Philippines

      31 January 2014 - A short video by talented videographer Ville Asikainen from ACT member FinnChurchAid

     

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