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In Horn of Africa, drought only a trigger

In Horn of Africa, drought only a trigger

Aug 11, 2011

The media blames the suffering in the Horn of Africa on the drought, but the reasons behind this monumental crisis are more complex and must be understood to avoid international aid efforts being futile

Breaking ground: ACT staffer steps up to top Indian body

Breaking ground: ACT staffer steps up to top Indian body

Aug 10, 2011

An Adivasi activist enters the corridors of power intent on change for India’s poorest

Dadaab: life in a refugee city

Dadaab: life in a refugee city

Aug 10, 2011

Snapshots by photographer Paul Jeffrey of life in the world’s largest refugee settlement

Mogadishu: ACT delivering essentials to the toughest spots

Mogadishu: ACT delivering essentials to the toughest spots

Aug 10, 2011

ACT member Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe distributes water, food and sheets for shelters in the refugee camp near Mogadishu.

Angola: returnees arrive home to ruined region

Angola: returnees arrive home to ruined region

Aug 05, 2011

Angola's northern province was devastated by floods late last year. Now thousands of exiled Angolans are being forced to live there.

Somalia: reputation opening doors to strong-hold areas

Somalia: reputation opening doors to strong-hold areas

Aug 03, 2011

ACT members are carrying out life-saving work in Somalia's least hospitable regions

Dadaab: “It’s what makes you get up at 5am”

Dadaab: “It’s what makes you get up at 5am”

Jul 29, 2011

The relentness trail of new arrivals and the job of running a camp the size of a small city are what get Dadaab staff up before the sun.

ACT's emergency response in Somalia and Kenya: a snapshot

ACT's emergency response in Somalia and Kenya: a snapshot

Jul 26, 2011

ACT at work: video about some of the practical steps being taken by ACT Alliance to respond to drought in Kenya and Somalia

Africa drought: Dadaab extension a safe haven for Somalis

Africa drought: Dadaab extension a safe haven for Somalis

Jul 25, 2011

Workers rush to survey land, clear bush and plot boundaries at the Dadaab camp extension, considered a secure environment for refugees.

This famine knocks on everyone's door

This famine knocks on everyone's door

Jul 22, 2011

ACT aid worker Abdi Egal describes the devastating choices south Somali families are forced to make as they flee the famine

Dadaab: praise for expansion of Kenyan camp

Dadaab: praise for expansion of Kenyan camp

Jul 21, 2011

New section of the overcrowded Dadaab in north Kenya refugee camp is welcomed by ACT Alliance.

Kenya and Somalia: a tale of two droughts

Kenya and Somalia: a tale of two droughts

Jul 20, 2011

Nick Guttmann blogs from Kenya, where government support helps the international relief effort - unlike the situation in enighbouring Somalia

UN declares famine in two Somali states

UN declares famine in two Somali states

Jul 20, 2011

As the UN declares famine in two areas of Somalia Laurie MacGregor reports from the Gedo province, where ACT is providing emergency food relief

ACT to launch school lunch programme in Haiti

ACT to launch school lunch programme in Haiti

Jul 19, 2011

Free meals help families while encouraging children to come to school

Desperation increases in southern Ethiopia

Desperation increases in southern Ethiopia

Jul 15, 2011

A new gallery from ACT Alliance shows the stark realities of life in south Ethiopia