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Psychosocial care in Kakuma

Psychosocial care in Kakuma

Dec 11, 2013

11 December 2013 - A twenty minute film about work in the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya, made by the Church of Sweden, focusing on the work of LWF.

Civil society voice critical for sustainable peace process in Colombia

Civil society voice critical for sustainable peace process in Colombia

Dec 09, 2013

9 December 2013 - Peace talks must now include civil society to ensure a sustainable peace process ACT Alliance has said.

Syria's Refugee Children Face Rising Risk of Malnutrition

Syria's Refugee Children Face Rising Risk of Malnutrition

Dec 09, 2013

9 December 2013 - At first glance, Amira looks like a docile little infant cradled in the protective arms of her teenage sister. But Amira is not an infant.

A month after Haiyan: Cebu survived

A month after Haiyan: Cebu survived

Dec 08, 2013

8 December 2013 - No-one could predict the storm would be that powerful. A month ago, the village leaders in the area of Medellin in northern Cebu island in central Philippines had been summoned to a meeting at the town hall – people had to be warned.

Mandela inspiration lives on

Mandela inspiration lives on

Dec 06, 2013

6 December 2013 -Nelson Mandela’s legacy of optimism and hope in the face of injustice will inspire generations of anti-poverty activists, ACT Alliance General Secretary John Nduna says.

Climate Talks Lost and Damaged in Warsaw

Climate Talks Lost and Damaged in Warsaw

Nov 23, 2013

23 November 2013 - Climate talks have failed today to develop the key building blocks towards the 2015 comprehensive international agreement on climate change, with some developed and some developing countries consistently stalling the process ACT Alliance has said.

ACT relief reaching Haiyan survivors – but more is needed

ACT relief reaching Haiyan survivors – but more is needed

Nov 22, 2013

22 November 2013 - By the light of a dozen torches and two motorcycle lamps, the residents of Hernani, a district of east Samar wrecked by typhoon Haiyan, collect parcels of food that will sustain them for a week.

Stop-start ‘loss and damage’ negotiation throws doubt on government commitments to COP19

Stop-start ‘loss and damage’ negotiation throws doubt on government commitments to COP19

Nov 20, 2013

20 November 2013 - The stalemate yesterday on the loss and damage negotiations prompted by developed countries, particularly Australia, is retrogressive reducing trust and confidence in the advancement of the whole climate negotiation process, ACT Alliance has said.

Don’t pass the climate bill on to the poor ACT Alliance urges ministers

Don’t pass the climate bill on to the poor ACT Alliance urges ministers

Nov 20, 2013

20 November 2013 - Global humanitarian network ACT Alliance is urging ministers convening in Warsaw today for climate finance talks to live up to their financial commitments and provide the urgently needed money to make a real difference for millions or people affected by climate change.

The tree of life - a Typhoon Haiyan survivor's account

The tree of life - a Typhoon Haiyan survivor's account

Nov 20, 2013

20 November 2013 - Maria Sol is a resident of Basey, Samar. She was one of the many survivors of typhoon “Yolanda’s” (international name: Haiyan) onslaught. She thought her family was prepared for the coming of the super typhoon as they survived many storms before, but they were unprepared for what came to pass. They found themselves hanging for their life onto a coconut tree.

Deaths in Philippines continue in typhoon wake

Deaths in Philippines continue in typhoon wake

Nov 15, 2013

15 November 2013 - Food supplies from aid agencies, foreign governments and Filipino authorities are reaching hard-hit regions of the country, yet the situation for many people remains dire and deaths continue.

Packages of relief – and love – for Haiyan typhoon survivors

Packages of relief – and love – for Haiyan typhoon survivors

Nov 14, 2013

14 November 2013 - Working until 2am, scores of volunteers weigh rice and dried beans, count tins of sardines, packets of biscuits and bottles of cooking oil before carefully packing food parcels destined for families devastated by Typhoon Haiyan.

ACT Alliance issues $14m appeal to help rehabilitate  typhoon Haiyan victims

ACT Alliance issues $14m appeal to help rehabilitate typhoon Haiyan victims

Nov 13, 2013

13 November 2013 - ACT Alliance has today issued a $14m preliminary appeal as its members carry out life-saving work and longer term rehabilitation efforts with victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

ACT Alliance releases report on disaster risk reduction as climate talks begin

ACT Alliance releases report on disaster risk reduction as climate talks begin

Nov 13, 2013

13 November 2013 - ACT Alliance has today released a report calling urgently for more steps to be taken in disaster preparedness as the United Nations climate change talks COP19 kick off in Warsaw this week.

Haiyan devastation highlighted at COP19 opening

Haiyan devastation highlighted at COP19 opening

Nov 11, 2013

11 November 2013 - Top climate officials referred continually to super typhoon Haiyan as they opened major UN climate talks in Warsaw, Poland, this morning.