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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.

Niger: Food reaches those in need

Niger: Food reaches those in need

Jun 15, 2012

Drought, food shortages, malnutrition and rising food prices continue to affect more than 15 million people in the Sahel region of Africa, where families are finding it increasingly difficult to cope.

Women increase income in Pakistan

Women increase income in Pakistan

Jun 15, 2012

Over several years, the distribution of livestock, establishment of a model dairy farm, and training on livestock management and dairy production have helped women increase their incomes.

ACT midwife receives award in Afghanistan

ACT midwife receives award in Afghanistan

Jun 15, 2012

Zurha, 45, performs over fifty deliveries per month and conducts more than two hundred antenatal and over eighty postnatal consultations.

Deliver in Rio, ACT asks world leaders

Deliver in Rio, ACT asks world leaders

Jun 12, 2012

Gaps in leadership, ambition and commitment threaten to hamper the Rio+20 talks in Brazil next week, ACT Alliance is warning, a day before the final pre-summit negotiations begins.

'Local roots, global reach': ACT releases annual report

'Local roots, global reach': ACT releases annual report

Jun 12, 2012

The 2011 annual report carries the theme ‘local roots, global reach’, chosen to demonstrate the remarkable work of ACT members globally but particularly those living and working in countries worst affected by poverty and disaster.

Pakistan: A plea for the women of Bara

Pakistan: A plea for the women of Bara

Jun 08, 2012

Women have fled their homes without their belongings and their livestock. With little money in their pockets and entire families uprooted, they have literally arrived empty-handed to the host cities in central KPK, Pakistan

Freedom to choose food during shortages

Freedom to choose food during shortages

Jun 08, 2012

In Mauritania, where an estimated 700,000 people–more than 20 percent of the population–are experiencing food shortages as a result of drought, ACT Alliance member Lutheran World Federation (LWF) is providing over 5,000 vulnerable families with cash to purchase food for a six-month period beginning in June.

Hungry season in Burkina Faso

Hungry season in Burkina Faso

Jun 07, 2012

In the field of emergency assistance, we’re always seeking to target the most vulnerable people, Erik Johnson says after visiting Burkina Faso