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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.

Haiti: Up in the mountains, a school takes shape

Haiti: Up in the mountains, a school takes shape

Apr 15, 2011

A helicopter makes light work of getting timber up a west Haiti mountain. Soon, children will have their school re-built

Indonesia: Mentawai earthquake and tsunami response

Indonesia: Mentawai earthquake and tsunami response

Apr 13, 2011

ACT members YEU and CWS are working on the emergency response and psychosocial care in Mentawai

Sri Lanka - reaching out

Sri Lanka - reaching out

Mar 31, 2011

ACT supports communities affected by war, massacres, displacement and floods one after the other.

CWS at work in Japan

CWS at work in Japan

Mar 30, 2011

ACT member CWS has made this brief video with images from their work in the field in Japan

Solidarity without borders

Solidarity without borders

Mar 28, 2011

While war is waged within Libya, Tunisians continue to show their deep solidarity with the tens of thousands crossing the border into their country. ACT Alliance is now cooperating with local groups

A win-win: Liberian village benefits as refugees assisted

A win-win: Liberian village benefits as refugees assisted

Mar 24, 2011

ACT makes practical improvements that benefit Liberians as well as the Ivorian refugees they have welcomed into their village.

Japan: ecumenical assistance

Japan: ecumenical assistance

Mar 24, 2011

ACT members and other ecumenical actors are already supporting actions to support people affected by the multiple disasters in Japan

Malawi: hunger in a land of plenty

Malawi: hunger in a land of plenty

Mar 24, 2011

Paul Jeffrey reports on ACT Alliance work to battle food insecurity in Malawi

Libya-Tunisia border at Sousha camp

Libya-Tunisia border at Sousha camp

Mar 23, 2011

Images from the Libya-Tunisia border at Sousha camp

Libya: 600,000 may need help

Libya: 600,000 may need help

Mar 22, 2011

As bombing of Libya is underway ACT Alliance is preparing to meet greater requirements for humanitarian assistance.

Haiti: hope for the schools

Haiti: hope for the schools

Mar 21, 2011

4000 schools were destroyed in the earthquake in Haiti. ACT member Finn Church Aid is helping to rebuild them