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Geneva talks redeem Lima COP20 but tough negotiations still ahead

Geneva talks redeem Lima COP20 but tough negotiations still ahead

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.

Emergency assistance to refugees from the conflict in Eastern Ukraine

Emergency assistance to refugees from the conflict in Eastern Ukraine

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.

Geneva conference should cement confidence for ambitious climate agreement

Geneva conference should cement confidence for ambitious climate agreement

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.

Will governments look beyond their national climate interests?

Will governments look beyond their national climate interests?

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.

ACT keeps the focus on Ebola prevention work in Sierra Leone

ACT keeps the focus on Ebola prevention work in Sierra Leone

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

Floods in Malawi

Floods in Malawi

Jan 28, 2015

Francis Botha from ACT member DanChurchAid reports from the middle of Mkondezi River in Chickwawa District in Southern Malawi.

ACT member launches new education project in Eritrea

ACT member launches new education project in Eritrea

27 January 2015 - ACT member Finn Church Aid has signed an official agreement with the Eritrean National Commission for Higher Education in Asmara, Eritrea, to help revitalise teacher education in the country

The World Humanitarian Summit: putting people at the centre

The World Humanitarian Summit: putting people at the centre

Jan 21, 2015

21 January 2015 - As the countdown to the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) in April 2016 begins, ACT Alliance has released a report outlining the priorities for the sector

UN Synthesis Report on post-2015 sustainable development agenda encouraging

UN Synthesis Report on post-2015 sustainable development agenda encouraging

Jan 20, 2015

20 January 2015 - The UN Secretary General’s ambitious Synthesis Report on the post-2015 sustainable development agenda affirms all 17 goals in the outcome document of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development.

Floods and heavy rains in Malawi

Floods and heavy rains in Malawi

Jan 19, 2015

19 January 2015 - With one third of the country affected by heavy rain and floods Malawian president Peter Mutharika has declared the country in a state of disaster. ACT members have responded to the call for assistance

Floods in Malawi - ACT responds

Floods in Malawi - ACT responds

Jan 17, 2015

Watch this 1-minute video where ACT Climate Advocacy and Policy Officer Vitumbiko Chinoko, who has just returned from Malawi, speaks about the situation on the ground as communities try to recover from the devastating floods

ACT calls on faiths to stand together for freedom of expression

ACT calls on faiths to stand together for freedom of expression

Jan 15, 2015

15 January 2015 - International humanitarian and development network ACT Alliance has called on people of all faiths to unite for freedom of expression as globally the world witnesses increasing onslaughts on media freedom by extremists, political parties, and some governments.

Remembering Haiti - five years later

Remembering Haiti - five years later

Jan 12, 2015

This short video takes us back to the devastating earthquake that shook Haiti in 2010, killing over 200,000 people and displacing 1.5 million. ACT members were on the ground providing emergency assistance and continue to work with communities in Haiti today towards sustainable development.

Why 2015 will be so important for our future

Why 2015 will be so important for our future

Jan 08, 2015

07 January 2014 - The world faces many challenges. Financial crisis, environmental crisis, poverty crisis, and not least, a climate crisis. Luckily world leaders do acknowledge that there is need for action and a number of different political processes are already ongoing, with an aim to create a better and more sustainable world.

Kuala Tadu: Houses

Kuala Tadu: Houses

Dec 26, 2014

26 December 2014 - Tsunami+10 - Housing program meant survivors didn’t feel abandoned