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The garden grows in the desert refugee camp

The garden grows in the desert refugee camp

Apr 14, 2015

14 April 2015 - The war in Syria already tires the aid donors around the world, but even more it exhausts the individuals that are placed inside the refugee camps.

ACT Alliance joins religious and Faith-Based Organisation leaders committing to end extreme poverty by 2030

ACT Alliance joins religious and Faith-Based Organisation leaders committing to end extreme poverty by 2030

Apr 08, 2015

9 April 2015 - ACT Alliance has joined over 30 leaders from major world religions and heads of global faith-based organisations to today launch a clarion call to action to end extreme poverty by 2030, a goal shared by the World Bank Group.

International Mine Awareness Day

International Mine Awareness Day

Apr 04, 2015

International Day of Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action

Chile: floods in desert

Chile: floods in desert

Apr 02, 2015

Heavy rain has fallen in areas where it hasn't rained for 20 years, floods have affected large areas of the north of Chile.

Life through a rural lens

Life through a rural lens

Mar 31, 2015

Life through a rural lens: new exhibition by Christian Aid showcases photos by Ghanaian farmers.

Brazil: floods in Acre

Brazil: floods in Acre

Mar 30, 2015

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.

Supporting Ukraine's Displaced Population

Supporting Ukraine's Displaced Population

Mar 27, 2015

ACT Alliance is providing emergency assistance to Internally Displaced People in seven regions of Ukraine.

ACT emergency relief response to communities affected by the Vanuatu cyclone

ACT emergency relief response to communities affected by the Vanuatu cyclone

Mar 23, 2015

ACT Alliance General Secretary John Nduna speaks from the Disaster Risk Reduction conference on the ACT response to the emergency in Vanuatu after cylone Pam

Vanuatu: update from ACT members on the ground

Vanuatu: update from ACT members on the ground

Mar 19, 2015

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

Sendai disaster framework leaves the vulnerable behind

Mar 18, 2015

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

FBOs disappointed by exclusion, yet still committed to DRR

Mar 17, 2015

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

Cyclone Pam Hit Vanuatu

Cyclone Pam Hit Vanuatu

Mar 16, 2015

Cyclone Pam hit Vanuatu in March 2015. The category 5 storm caused widespread destruction. Act for Peace responded to the crisis with emergency food, shelter and water.

Syria: supporting disabled refugees

Syria: supporting disabled refugees

Mar 14, 2015

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.

Turn the Lights Back on in Syria

Turn the Lights Back on in Syria

Mar 13, 2015

After four years of conflict in Syria, 130 organisations speak out together on the crisis

Disaster conference must deliver on community resilience

Disaster conference must deliver on community resilience

Mar 12, 2015

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.