Emergencies

Emergencies

ACT Alliance actively works in communities across the globe. The alliance is there even before humanitarian emergencies strike and remains long after world attention has shifted elsewhere, coordinating fundraising for and delivery of life-saving food, shelter, water and sanitation.

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Iraqis flee fighting for safety of school compounds

Iraqis flee fighting for safety of school compounds

Aug 21, 2014

20 August 2014 - A school in the Kurdish city of Erbil in north Iraq has become a makeshift home for refugees displaced by the advance of Islamic State fighters. From its classrooms, an ACT Alliance member is offering hundreds of people food, household goods and other staples of life

Over rough terrain, relief goods arrive in Chinese towns

Over rough terrain, relief goods arrive in Chinese towns

Aug 20, 2014

20 August 2014 - Despite rough terrain and heavy aftershocks, ACT Alliance member Amity Foundation continue the effort to get relief goods to residents of the southwest hit by an earthquake

A knight of our time

A knight of our time

Aug 19, 2014

19 August 2014 - Transforming a minefield into a playground was a proud moment for DCA mine clearance officer Marysia Zapasnik. We honour Marysia and the thousands of other aid workers in the field this World Humanitarian Day

How did you know what I needed most?

How did you know what I needed most?

Aug 19, 2014

18 August, 2014 - A woman in the war-torn and forgotten eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo describes the joy of receiving aid, while the LWF country programme officer for the DRC talks about his pride in the work he carries out

Home for Christmas, at last

Home for Christmas, at last

Aug 18, 2014

18 August, 2014 - Take a moment this World Humanitarian Day to remember the forgotten emergencies that dot the globe. Here, we feature the story of Benita Maombi, a resident in the eastern DRC. ACT members help afford her some support as she tries to find stability for herself and her children

Humanitarian hero - Filipino engineer Rizel Mayo

Humanitarian hero - Filipino engineer Rizel Mayo

Aug 18, 2014

18 August, 2014 - Young engineer Rizel Mayo is rebuilding the schools in villages recovering from typhoon Haiyan. And one of the beneficiaries of the new classrooms will be her own daughter. We pay homage to Rizel for World Humanitarian Day, August 19.

Violence in Iraq becoming a runaway crisis, says ACT Alliance

Violence in Iraq becoming a runaway crisis, says ACT Alliance

Aug 14, 2014

14 August 2014 - PRESS RELEASE - Over 1.5 million people are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance in Iraq and the number is set to increase says international humanitarian and development network ACT Alliance, as the Islamic State continues its encroachment in the region.

“Teaching in Bangui is like cultivating a good tree”

“Teaching in Bangui is like cultivating a good tree”

Aug 11, 2014

12 August, 2014 - A dedicated teacher re-building a school in Bangui, Central African Republic, talks about his vision for the children of Bangui on International Youth Day

“We understand more when we are one with the people”

“We understand more when we are one with the people”

Aug 11, 2014

12 August 2014 - On International Youth Day, we profile Bong Dalisay, a field assistant with ACT member the National Council of Churches of the Philippines

Ebola: education helps fight the virus and overcome panic

Ebola: education helps fight the virus and overcome panic

Aug 08, 2014

8 August 2014 - Council of Churches in Sierra Leone General Secretary Ebun James-DeKam considers a number of social aspects related to the Ebola outbreak, which the WHO today declared an international public health emergency

Women carry the burden of care in Darfur

Women carry the burden of care in Darfur

Aug 08, 2014

8 August 2014 - The women of camps in Darfur outnumber the men six to one putting huge pressure on social relations. ACT-Caritas offers a range of support to both help women survive and to maintain their dignity

Ebola crisis "beyond a disaster"

Ebola crisis "beyond a disaster"

Aug 07, 2014

7 August 2014 - The unprecedented numbers of ebola cases that now reach across four western African countries is creating fear, stigma and discrimination, as well as a mountining death toll.

Finding opportunity in the camps of Darfur

Finding opportunity in the camps of Darfur

Aug 07, 2014

7 August 2014 - Camps for people displaced by fighting seem unlikely places for entrepreneurial spirit to thrive. An ACT-Caritas income-generation programme proves that's not necessarily the case

“Massive Stories of Sorrow, Pain and Loss”

“Massive Stories of Sorrow, Pain and Loss”

Aug 06, 2014

6 August 2014 - “Every time I pass, the child is asleep but peeking (open) an eye on his dad to make sure that his dad is still next to him and alive. The child does not want to become an orphan and be left alone.” LWF medic reporting from a Gaza hospital

Realising the potential of the children of Darfur

Realising the potential of the children of Darfur

Aug 06, 2014

6 August 2014 - The youngest residents of the camps of Darfur aspire to the same hopes and dreams as children anywhere else in the world. ACT-Caritas shares the vision.

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ACT in action as Syria crisis continues

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