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Flood-affected people training to reduce disaster risk

Flood-affected people training to reduce disaster risk

May 09, 2012

A disaster risk reduction initiative taught people how to save their own lives and help others through various life-saving techniques during disasters.

Contaminated water hampers the life of the returnees in South Sudan

Contaminated water hampers the life of the returnees in South Sudan

May 09, 2012

Norwegian Church Aid, a member of ACT Alliance, is providing the basics so the refugees from Abyei can rebuild their lives.

Midwives Improve Lives for Mothers and Children

Midwives Improve Lives for Mothers and Children

Apr 20, 2012

ACT member PWRDF supports maternal and child health and preventive health programs in Bangladesh as part of PWRDF’s CIDA-funded health sector program

A deepening food crisis

A deepening food crisis

Apr 20, 2012

West African region of the Sahel is on the brink of famine. Governments have declared states of emergency and called for international assistance. And at the same time thousands of refugees cross the borders of Mali fleeing the clashes between Tuaregs and armed forces. ACT Alliance member Lutheran World Federation (LWF) is responsible for providing a safe haven for the thousands of people fleeing in to Mauritania every day.

Feeding children’s imaginations, keeping them in class

Feeding children’s imaginations, keeping them in class

Apr 18, 2012

Attendance to Emukatan primary School in Kenya improved last year when ACT member, the Anglican Church of Kenya, started trucking in essential food: maize, beans, cooking oil and porridge flour

South Sudan: humanitarian crisis mounts as peace flounders

South Sudan: humanitarian crisis mounts as peace flounders

Mar 14, 2012

The humanitarian consequences of political turmoil is expected to mount in the coming months

Ugandan evacuees return home after decades of conflict

Ugandan evacuees return home after decades of conflict

Mar 13, 2012

More than 20 years after Ugandan residents of the Pader area fled LRA violence, ACT is helping them return home

Press release: A big hand for equality

Press release: A big hand for equality

Mar 08, 2012

ACT releases new report on gender equality for International Women's Day

Press release: ACT general secretary pledges continued solidarity with South Sudanese people

Press release: ACT general secretary pledges continued solidarity with South Sudanese people

Mar 02, 2012

ACT remains committed to helping the people of the world’s newest country chart a path for themselves

A perfect storm exacerbates food crisis in Burkina Faso

A perfect storm exacerbates food crisis in Burkina Faso

Mar 02, 2012

The struggle of one family in one village in Burkina Faso illustrates the dangers of this emerging food crisis

Humanitarian response must strengthen communities for long term, says ACT general secretary

Humanitarian response must strengthen communities for long term, says ACT general secretary

Feb 29, 2012

John Nduna emphasises the importance of building resilience when responding to emergencies

Somali teens offered chance to complete education

Somali teens offered chance to complete education

Feb 27, 2012

The first high school in Somali refugee camp in Bokolomanyo, Ethiopia is under construction

Hope resists despair in Sahel

Hope resists despair in Sahel

Feb 24, 2012

Successful development initiatives have borne fruit in the midst of failed rains and crops.

Food shortages and political turmoil toxic mix in Burkina

Food shortages and political turmoil toxic mix in Burkina

Feb 23, 2012

This video shot in Burkina Faso documents the impact of the "worst drought since 1973." In the drought stricken Sahel region of West Africa, 19 million people face the spectre of famine.

Food crisis deepens in West Africa

Food crisis deepens in West Africa

Feb 22, 2012

Pictures from Burkina Faso near the border with Mali. Millions in the region are on the brink of famine.