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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.
Mar 17, 2015
17 March 2015 - FBOs disappointed by exclusion from WCDRR text, yet still committed to DRR.
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.
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.
Mar 13, 2015
After four years of conflict in Syria, 130 organisations speak out together on the crisis
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.
Mar 06, 2015
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
Feb 20, 2015
20 February 2015 - Freezing temperatures, heavy snow and chilling winds sweeping across Syria are putting thousands of young lives in jeopardy as displaced mothers struggle helplessly to keep their small children warm and sheltered from the harsh winter conditions.
Feb 17, 2015
17 February 2015 - The 2015 ACT Alliance Climate Change Best Practice Award goes to Mennonite Social Action Committee (CASM) in Honduras, for its programme to reduce environmental and social vulnerability as drought led to corn and bean crop failures of 40-60% in areas.
Feb 13, 2015
13 February 2015 - In sharp contrast from the climate negotiations in Lima, Peru, last year the ADP (Ad hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Action) session in Geneva has been described by both governments and NGOs as positive, constructive, inclusive and progressive.
Feb 13, 2015
13 February 2015 - ACT Alliance has issued an appeal for emergency assistance to refugees from Eastern Ukraine in Russia & Ukraine. The appeal target is US$ 332,766.
Feb 10, 2015
10 February 2015 - Governments negotiating the climate agreement that will be adopted in December are meeting in Geneva this week to discuss its elements, and the start of the session has so far demonstrated good faith among the 195 countries, ACT Alliance has said.
Feb 09, 2015
09 February 2015 - This week government delegations from all over the world gather in Geneva, Switzerland. There is time for a new session of UN climate talks, and the agenda is packed.
Feb 09, 2015
Tell the World's Leaders: "Climate change affects everyone but especially the most poor and vulnerable people. We call on you to cut carbon emissions drastically, and to help the world’s poorest to cope with the impacts of climate change while developing in a sustainable way."
Jan 30, 2015
ACT Alliance board member Paul Valentin talks about the situation on the ground in Sierra Leone and ACT's work with affected communities