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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.

ACT outlines low carbon solutions to climate change

ACT outlines low carbon solutions to climate change

Jul 15, 2012

Developing countries should pursue low-carbon strategies with support from the global North to avoid the “catastrophic consequences” of climate change, argues a new ACT report.

Aid agencies appeal for Dadaab funding

Aid agencies appeal for Dadaab funding

Jul 12, 2012

An ACT member has joined a number of aid agencies in drawing attention to the looming funding shortage at the Dadaab refugee complex in Kenya.

Floods ravage Assam state in India

Floods ravage Assam state in India

Jul 11, 2012

Incessant rains have lashed many parts of the state of Assam causing an alarming rise in the water level of the Brahmaputra River. ACT members have carried out needs assessments and plan to assist affected populations.

Central America: Indigenous peoples resist neocolonialism

Central America: Indigenous peoples resist neocolonialism

Jul 06, 2012

This film gives voice to some of the, mostly indigenous, Central American people who have suffered under the exploitative measures employed by transnational companies.

World’s poorest people lose out in Rio

World’s poorest people lose out in Rio

Jun 22, 2012

Governments have squandered a “once-in-a-lifetime” opportunity to make significant advances towards a greener, fairer future for the planet and its people, says ACT Alliance as the Rio+20 summit concludes in Brazil.

ACT commemorates World Refugee Day

ACT commemorates World Refugee Day

Jun 20, 2012

Three young people living in Kakuma refugee camp in northwestern Kenya talk about their plans and aspirations for the future.

Nduna visits Japanese disaster region

Nduna visits Japanese disaster region

Jun 20, 2012

ACT Alliance’s general secretary has visited Japan in a demonstration of support for the communities still recovering from the impact of last year’s tsunami, earthquake and nuclear disaster.

Rio+20: Governments say the same – or less – than in '92

Rio+20: Governments say the same – or less – than in '92

Jun 20, 2012

ACT Alliance is calling on heads of states and governments to show their leadership in Rio de Janeiro this week by agreeing to transform the current economic system, for the good of the planet and its people.