Psychosocial support

Psychosocial support

The ACT Alliance recognises the importance of psychosocial care to the wellbeing of individuals and communities after disasters. ACT incorporates it into all its emergency response work. Please also see the full resources of the ACT Alliance Guide on Community-Based Psychosocial Support.

Latest news about Psychosocial support

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.

Governments must accelerate efforts to eradicate violence against women

Governments must accelerate efforts to eradicate violence against women

Mar 06, 2013

UN member states must fulfil their obligations to tackle the causes and consequences of widespread violence against women and girls – which have devastating effects not only on victims, but also on progress toward sustainable international peace and development.

As Syrian conflict mounts, refugee numbers likely to exceed UN estimates

As Syrian conflict mounts, refugee numbers likely to exceed UN estimates

Feb 19, 2013

As the bitter battle for Damascus intensifies and its impact increasingly spills across national borders, ACT Alliance expects that even more than 1.1 million Syrian refugees will seek safety in neighbouring countries before June 1 this year – thereby surpassing the latest UN estimates.

Syrian refugees welcomed to Lebanon amidst political tensions

Syrian refugees welcomed to Lebanon amidst political tensions

Jan 21, 2013

Syrians continue to flee the incessant violence in their own country for safety across the border. Yet in neighbouring Lebanon, no formal refugee camps exist to assist them.

Syrians forge solidarity to survive harsh winter in Jordan

Syrians forge solidarity to survive harsh winter in Jordan

Jan 16, 2013

As Syria’s civil war drags on, those who have fled the violence for neighboring countries face an increasingly difficult time surviving as winter storms bring snow and freezing temperatures to much of the region.

Syrians inside capital city cope with lives changed

Syrians inside capital city cope with lives changed

Jan 16, 2013

Damascus used to be one of the safest cities in the Middle East. Now people do not dare to go out after sunset.

Aid community marks three years since Haiti quake

Aid community marks three years since Haiti quake

Jan 12, 2013

While the effects of Haiti's devastating earthquake are still being felt, pockets of progress provide cause for optimism, according to this podcast.

ACT general secretary visits Syrian refugees

ACT general secretary visits Syrian refugees

Dec 04, 2012

As the Syrian refugee crisis escalates, ACT General Secretary John Nduna compels the international community to redouble its efforts to provide essential, life-saving services.

Inside Jordan's Za'atari refugee camp

Inside Jordan's Za'atari refugee camp

Nov 28, 2012

The population of the Za'atari refugee camp in Jordan has already surpassed 41,000 and is expected to reach peak capacity of 60,000 shortly, as more Syrians flee fighting.

ACT members step up advocacy and aid in DRC

ACT members step up advocacy and aid in DRC

Nov 23, 2012

ACT members have been working around the clock to craft a unified strategy to address the deepening humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

World Humanitarian Day will reach one billion people

World Humanitarian Day will reach one billion people

Aug 17, 2012

ACT Alliance has 33,000 employees working in solidarity with the world's poor and vulnerable in 140 countries. On August 19, we celebrate their vision and commitment to improving the lives of millions.

Displaced find refuge in Chadian camps

Displaced find refuge in Chadian camps

Aug 13, 2012

Chad has long experienced chronic instability from inter-clan tensions and spillover conflicts from neighboring countries. This gallery illustrates ACT's work with people uprooted by fighting in nine camps.

Hope and despair intermingle in Dadaab

Hope and despair intermingle in Dadaab

Aug 07, 2012

Dadaab, the world's largest refugee camp in north-eastern Kenya, is home to nearly half-a-million people, most of whom have fled war-torn and drought-ravaged neighboring Somalia.

Ugandan camp prepares for new refugee influx

Ugandan camp prepares for new refugee influx

Aug 07, 2012

ACT Alliance is preparing for a new influx of Congolese refugees at the Rwamwanja resettlement site in Uganda amid news of fresh fighting between the army and the Tutsi-backed rebel force, M23.

Ethnic violence rocks India’s Assam

Ethnic violence rocks India’s Assam

Aug 06, 2012

ACT Alliance India is mounting a humanitarian response to the most recent spate of inter-ethnic violence between the Bodo tribe and Bengali-speaking Muslims of the north-eastern Indian state of Assam.

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