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Mali: Lives blighted by food crisis and conflict

Mali: Lives blighted by food crisis and conflict

Sep 02, 2012

More than 19 million people in the Sahel region of west Africa are in the midst of a severe food crisis. ACT Alliance member Christian Aid has provided much needed help to some of the worst affected communities, but the situation continues to deteriorate.

Mine clearance operations gear up in South Sudan

Mine clearance operations gear up in South Sudan

Aug 30, 2012

DanChurchAid will soon begin humanitarian mine action operations in South Sudan – and will assist other ACT members working on mine clearance as well.

Food security: Needs outstrip supply in Ugandan camp

Food security: Needs outstrip supply in Ugandan camp

Aug 29, 2012

ACT Alliance Uganda is stepping up efforts to enhance food cultivation, as more refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo are expected to arrive in the Rwamwanja camp in coming weeks, further increasing demand.

Refugee crisis escalates in South Sudan

Refugee crisis escalates in South Sudan

Aug 23, 2012

Of the more than 200,000 refugees that have fled violence in Sudan, some 170,000 have taken refuge across the border in South Sudan.

New farming techniques produce more food, while protecting land in Nicaragua

New farming techniques produce more food, while protecting land in Nicaragua

Aug 22, 2012

An indigenous community in northern Nicaragua is using new techniques to grow bigger and better crops – while sustaining its commitment to the environment.

World Humanitarian Day will reach one billion people

World Humanitarian Day will reach one billion people

Aug 17, 2012

ACT Alliance has 33,000 employees working in solidarity with the world's poor and vulnerable in 140 countries. On August 19, we celebrate their vision and commitment to improving the lives of millions.

Food crisis deepens in Sahel

Food crisis deepens in Sahel

Aug 16, 2012

Christian Aid, in collaboration with Norwegian Church Aid, is escalating its work to alleviate a deepening hunger crisis in West Africa.

Displaced find refuge in Chadian camps

Displaced find refuge in Chadian camps

Aug 13, 2012

Chad has long experienced chronic instability from inter-clan tensions and spillover conflicts from neighboring countries. This gallery illustrates ACT's work with people uprooted by fighting in nine camps.

New homes enhance safety and security for Haiti's earthquake survivors

New homes enhance safety and security for Haiti's earthquake survivors

Aug 10, 2012

ACT Alliance members have teamed up to build houses for dozens of survivors of Haiti's devastating earthquake – providing not only a roof over their heads but enhanced stability and security.

Hope and despair intermingle in Dadaab

Hope and despair intermingle in Dadaab

Aug 07, 2012

Dadaab, the world's largest refugee camp in north-eastern Kenya, is home to nearly half-a-million people, most of whom have fled war-torn and drought-ravaged neighboring Somalia.

Ugandan camp prepares for new refugee influx

Ugandan camp prepares for new refugee influx

Aug 07, 2012

ACT Alliance is preparing for a new influx of Congolese refugees at the Rwamwanja resettlement site in Uganda amid news of fresh fighting between the army and the Tutsi-backed rebel force, M23.

Humanitarian need grows for Syrians caught in new surge of violence

Humanitarian need grows for Syrians caught in new surge of violence

Aug 06, 2012

More than one-and-a-half million Syrians are seeking refuge from spreading violence. ACT has redoubled its efforts to provide food and other essential items to the rapidly growing numbers of displaced and vulnerable Syrian people.

Ethnic violence rocks India’s Assam

Ethnic violence rocks India’s Assam

Aug 06, 2012

ACT Alliance India is mounting a humanitarian response to the most recent spate of inter-ethnic violence between the Bodo tribe and Bengali-speaking Muslims of the north-eastern Indian state of Assam.

Are the days of paternalistic development over?

Are the days of paternalistic development over?

Jul 24, 2012

Western development organisations are beginning to shift from being primary implementers of programs to agents of technical support and exchange.

Reflections on Rio+20

Reflections on Rio+20

Jul 18, 2012

Christian Aid's senior advisor for sustainable development reflects on ACT's policy work at Rio+20, as well its investment in the "People's Summit" side event.