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Colombia: amid conflict, the worst floods in history

Colombia: amid conflict, the worst floods in history

May 26, 2011

ACT members respond in communities doubly-affected by decades of conflict and devastating flood waters

Sudan: ACT calls for peace in troubled Abyei

Sudan: ACT calls for peace in troubled Abyei

May 26, 2011

Most of the civilian population has fled, carrying few belongings

Personal security is your responsibility too

Personal security is your responsibility too

May 25, 2011

Dark alleys in Nicaragua – in Geneva

Standing up to political intimidation

Standing up to political intimidation

May 25, 2011

When the armed bodyguards of a local politician approached Zahid Ali, it was just the beginning of a very difficult day

Sri Lanka: “If everyone gets scared, who will work for the community?”

Sri Lanka: “If everyone gets scared, who will work for the community?”

May 25, 2011

It can take a crisis to reveal gaps in an organisation’s priorities

Chaos contained: security awareness comes down to planning

Chaos contained: security awareness comes down to planning

May 24, 2011

Chris Herlinger always knew security was important – but an assignment in Haiti following the devastating earthquake confirmed that

ACT safety and security week

ACT safety and security week

May 23, 2011

Every week, somewhere in the world, a humanitarian worker is threatened, harmed or killed

PWRDF in the Field: Pakistan Flood Relief

PWRDF in the Field: Pakistan Flood Relief

May 13, 2011

Giving hope to future young men who are learning skills to keep themselves employed

Gaza: Cancer crisis killing civilians

Gaza: Cancer crisis killing civilians

May 10, 2011

The leading cause of death in Gaza is cancer. With routes to treatment long and complex, civilians are paying the ultimate price

We need to be at people's side

We need to be at people's side

May 01, 2011

Takeshi Komino of ACT Alliance member CWS in Japan reports on current work in Japan

Japan: Recovery to start from zero

Japan: Recovery to start from zero

Apr 19, 2011

Japanese people, wearied by uncertainty, simply want to know when it will end.

Sphere thinking

Sphere thinking

Apr 19, 2011

As a new version of the Sphere Handbook - the world's leading guide to good practice in humanitarian work is published - ACT's Deputy General Secretary Rebecca Larson explores the history of the Sphere Project

Liberia: Pierre Konkunse's tumultuous start to life

Liberia: Pierre Konkunse's tumultuous start to life

Apr 18, 2011

Baby Pierre entered the world as a refugee when his mother fled violence in Ivory Coast

Sri Lanka:  “The church was simply the safest place to go”

Sri Lanka: “The church was simply the safest place to go”

Apr 16, 2011

Sonali Fernando reports from Sri Lanka, where Hindu villagers took refuge in a Methodist church when the worst floods in 50 years destroyed their homes

Libya: Mine clearers start vital work

Libya: Mine clearers start vital work

Apr 15, 2011

ACT Alliance is ready to clear the life-threatening remains of the war in Libya. Mine clearance specialists start work this week.