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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.

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

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

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

ACT Alliance member IOCC provides vital winter relief for Syria’s children

ACT Alliance member IOCC provides vital winter relief for Syria’s children

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.

ACT member CASM receives alliance's 2015 climate award

ACT member CASM receives alliance's 2015 climate award

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.

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.