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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

Churches worldwide urge Poland to show leadership on climate change action

Churches worldwide urge Poland to show leadership on climate change action

Jun 01, 2012

Christian leaders and communities across the globe this week began lobbying the Polish government to take decisive and bold action to combat climate change, in a global campaign coordinated by ACT Alliance.

Baby steps at Bonn climate talks reveal lack of ambition

Baby steps at Bonn climate talks reveal lack of ambition

May 30, 2012

Discord, mistrust and a lack of ambition from countries contributed to the disappointing outcome of the latest round of climate negotiations in Bonn, Germany, ACT Alliance says.

Displacement disaster looms, ACT member warns

Displacement disaster looms, ACT member warns

May 24, 2012

An ACT Alliance member is drawing attention to the plight of hundreds of thousands of people in north-western Pakistan who have been displaced from their homes by conflict and regional disputes.

Private finance needs thorough scrutiny

Private finance needs thorough scrutiny

May 24, 2012

An event co-hosted by ACT Alliance at the UN climate talks in Bonn has revealed uncertainty over the role private finance can play in funding the international response to climate change.

Finding hope amid HIV

Finding hope amid HIV

May 22, 2012

An NGO in Mauritania is continuing its fight to improve the health and wellbeing of people living with HIV, in partnership with an ACT Alliance member.

Address climate gaps in Bonn, ACT says

Address climate gaps in Bonn, ACT says

May 21, 2012

With the latest round of climate change negotiations now underway, ACT Alliance is urging governments to address the failures of last year's COP 17 climate talks in Durban, South Africa.

Will the private sector pay the climate bill?

Will the private sector pay the climate bill?

May 21, 2012

In a time where Western governments struggle to keep their national budgets above the red lines, increased allocations for climate finance are not popular.

Rehabilitation work continues in the Philippines

Rehabilitation work continues in the Philippines

May 10, 2012

The National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP) is running a rehabilitation programme to support local communities devastated by last year’s typhoons.

Latin American inequality under focus

Latin American inequality under focus

May 09, 2012

The significant gap between Latin America’s rich and poor communities is fuelling crime, violence and political instability, warns a new report on inequality in the region, launched by ACT Alliance member Christian Aid.