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Keep up the climate momentum - ACT Alliance

Keep up the climate momentum - ACT Alliance

Jun 15, 2014

15 June, 2014 - UN climate talks have ended on a good note but pressure remains on the parties to strive toward a binding agreement

Climate finance must not come from aid budgets - ACT Alliance

Climate finance must not come from aid budgets - ACT Alliance

Jun 11, 2014

11 June, 2014 - A new climate deal in 2015 needs finance for new climate programmes. But it must not come from existing aid budgets, ACT says.

Follow the lead of climate victories, ACT urges UN body

Follow the lead of climate victories, ACT urges UN body

Jun 03, 2014

3 June, 2014 - Recent political decisions in favour of the climate should guide UN negotiators drafting a new global climate agreement

"We are not alone in this difficult time"

"We are not alone in this difficult time"

May 30, 2014

31 May, 2014 - Mehrabudin went to find work in the morning. When he came home his village, in the hills of Afghanistan, had been wiped out by a landslide.

Afghanistan floods and landslides

Afghanistan floods and landslides

May 30, 2014

30 May 2014 - A devastating landslide in Argo District, Badakhshan on May 2 killed at least 503 people, but based on information from the affected community, it is feared that up 2,500 people died and are buried under meters of mud.

Saving grain for a rainy day

Saving grain for a rainy day

May 26, 2014

26 May, 2014 - Modern grain silos will remove the anxiety of grain loss for farmers in Haiti

FCA director elected chair of UNDP advisory group

FCA director elected chair of UNDP advisory group

May 20, 2014

20 May, 2014 - After just a year on the UNDP's civil society advisory group, FCA's director Antti Pentikäinen has been elected its chair

Norway to host major South Sudan funding conference

Norway to host major South Sudan funding conference

May 19, 2014

19 May 2014 - South Sudan funding conference takes place in Norway this week to raise the money required to provide for the 4.9 million people in need

Homes and hearts rebuilt in wake of huge city fire

Homes and hearts rebuilt in wake of huge city fire

May 19, 2014

19 May, 2014 - House reconstruction has begun following the fire that destroyed 10 hill suburbs of Valparaiso last month. Psychosocial work to heal young minds will be the next area.

Climate fund board holds key to UN climate action

Climate fund board holds key to UN climate action

May 14, 2014

14 May, 2014 - An ambitious plan to open a new fund to support countries suffering the effects of climate change is close to being signed-off

Physical and emotional support following Nicaraguan earthquake

Physical and emotional support following Nicaraguan earthquake

May 13, 2014

14 May, 2014 - ACT members are calming the frayed nerves of people recovering from strong earthquakes that rocked west Nicaragua last month

ACT leads high-level efforts on anti-racism law

ACT leads high-level efforts on anti-racism law

May 13, 2014

13 May, 2014 - ACT's local member in the Dominican Republic receives praised from two sectors for efforts to end discrimination against naturalised Haitians

Survivors of Haiyan

Survivors of Haiyan

May 08, 2014

8 May, 2014. Six months ago, typhoon Haiyan made landfall in the Philippines. In the early morning hours of November 8th, four million people lost their houses and their means to make a living.

Commitment to securing humanitarian access in South Sudan a step forward, says ACT

Commitment to securing humanitarian access in South Sudan a step forward, says ACT

May 07, 2014

7 May, 2014 - Warring factions in South Sudan have agreed to lay down their weapons for a month from today, in the hope of allowing civilians to reach safety and aid to be delivered

Faith leaders take message to South Sudan leaders

Faith leaders take message to South Sudan leaders

May 01, 2014

1 May, 2014 - Faith leaders are to urge South Sudanese officials to do everything possible to halt the killings in South Sudan