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Developing world calls for stronger focus on adaptation to climate change

Developing world calls for stronger focus on adaptation to climate change

Mar 14, 2014

14 March, 2014 - The worsening effects of a changing climate have been the focus of climate talks in Bonn this week, with developing countries stressing the need for equal attention to adaptation as to mitigation

South Sudan: A race against time

South Sudan: A race against time

Mar 13, 2014

13 March, 2014 - ACT Alliance is scaling up its response to the escalating humanitarian crisis across South Sudan in a race against time before the onset of the rainy season

Overhaul laws restricting civil society organisations, say development groups

Overhaul laws restricting civil society organisations, say development groups

Mar 12, 2014

12 March, 2014 - Civil society organisations need greater protection from harassment and repression, ACT and CIDSE say.

Good business sense improving Haitians' prospects

Good business sense improving Haitians' prospects

Mar 12, 2014

12 March, 2014 - Business training encourages Haitian women with good ideas but few skills to boldly improve their business models

CAR Refugees Find A New Home in Camp Dosseye, Chad

CAR Refugees Find A New Home in Camp Dosseye, Chad

Mar 11, 2014

11 March, 2014 - Long-term refugees from the Central African Republic find security in an agriculture programme

A long walk to safety: story of asylum seeker Nyagnet Req

A long walk to safety: story of asylum seeker Nyagnet Req

Mar 11, 2014

11 March, 2014 - When Nyagnet Req fled her South Sudanese town, she had no idea where her husband was. She knew only that she had to get her seven children to safety in Ethiopia

Rains and floods devastate large tracts of Bolivia

Rains and floods devastate large tracts of Bolivia

Mar 11, 2014

11 March, 2014 - Months of deluges destroy Bolivian crop, businesses and homes and leave some remote areas cut off

LWF South Sudanese staff registered as refugees in Uganda

LWF South Sudanese staff registered as refugees in Uganda

Mar 11, 2014

11 March, 2014 - Some of the very people helping refugees fleeing violence in South Sudan are themselves survivors of the conflict. John and Peter are two who escaped their homes to seek refugee in Uganda. Now they support the LWF’s emergency response in Uganda

Life-saving water to South Sudanese refugees in Uganda

Life-saving water to South Sudanese refugees in Uganda

Mar 11, 2014

11 March, 2014 - Water and sanitation facilities are urgently needed in Uganda for refugees fleeing fighting in South Sudan

Hope for a bright future in Adjumani

Hope for a bright future in Adjumani

Mar 11, 2014

11 March, 2014 - In Adjumani, north Uganda, South Sudanese women and children make up the bulk of the new arrivals

Meeting needs of refugees fleeing violence

Meeting needs of refugees fleeing violence

Mar 11, 2014

11 March, 2014 - ACT Alliance member Lutheran World Federation was among the first to arrive in Adjumani, north Uganda, to respond to the huge influx of refugees from South Sudan

New climate agreement must protect poorest countries

New climate agreement must protect poorest countries

Mar 07, 2014

7 March, 2014 - Governments meeting next week to start fleshing out a new climate change agreement must come up with a strong document that firmly halts runaway globally warming, ACT Alliance says.

Banking on women to deliver

Banking on women to deliver

Mar 07, 2014

7 March, 2014 - We’re marking International Women’s Day with an uplifting story of success: a credit union in Mozambique that’s promoting women’s economic independence as well as equality between men and women

CLAI calls for end to antidemocratic violence in Venezuela

CLAI calls for end to antidemocratic violence in Venezuela

Feb 28, 2014

28 February, 2014 - In a letter to the Churches in Venezuela the General Secretary of the Latin American Council of Churches, CLAI, a member of the ACT Alliance, expresses condemnation of the illegal and anti-democratic intentions of the opposition in Venezuela to bring about regime change using violence.

Yolanda (Haiyan) - the ACT response

Yolanda (Haiyan) - the ACT response

Feb 27, 2014

27 February 2014 - Typhoon Haiyan, known locally as Yolanda, ravaged a wide swath of the Philippines in November 2013. ACT Alliance member agencies and their local partners responded heroically to the humanitarian crisis.