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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'A small paradise in the desert'

'A small paradise in the desert'

Nov 20, 2014

21 November 2014 - Faith Kagwiria talks about the ongoing situation in the Dadaab refugee camps, home to hundreds of thousands of mainly Somali refugees.

Start-up kits distributed to Ebola survivors in Sierra Leone

Start-up kits distributed to Ebola survivors in Sierra Leone

Nov 19, 2014

19 November 2014 - ACT member Christian Aid is distributing essential household items to Ebola survivors in Sierra Leone this week as part of an initiative launched by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to meet Ebola survivors’ immediate needs and help them rebuild their lives.

2 billion affected by disasters since 2005

2 billion affected by disasters since 2005

Nov 18, 2014

18 November 2014 - With over 150 UN Member States gathered in Geneva to negotiate the final text of a new agreement on disaster and climate risk management, ACT Alliance reasserts its commitment to reducing risks and creating resilience

“I just want a house that is safe”

“I just want a house that is safe”

Nov 12, 2014

12 November 2014 - One year after Haiyan, ACT accompanies thousands in commemorating Typhoon Haiyan.

ACT Response to Floods in Colombia

ACT Response to Floods in Colombia

Nov 10, 2014

A video on the ACT response to floods in the Chocó region of Colombia.

"We lost our animals, now we will lose humans."

"We lost our animals, now we will lose humans."

Nov 07, 2014

7 November 2014 - Severe drought is affecting parts of Somalia, ACT is helping.

More than just water: WASH project improves the lives of Syrian refugees in Akkar

More than just water: WASH project improves the lives of Syrian refugees in Akkar

Oct 29, 2014

30 October, 2014 - Two ACT members are meeting a desperate need for water by Syrian refugees in Lebanon

ACT pledges support for bold new vision

ACT pledges support for bold new vision

Oct 24, 2014

24 October, 2014 - With a show of hands, ACT delegates at the general assembly adopt new board members and ambitious plans to shape the future of the alliance

Climate change disaster not inevitable, ACT Alliance says

Climate change disaster not inevitable, ACT Alliance says

Oct 24, 2014

24 October, 2014 - In the days before a major new report on the effects of our warming planet is released, ACT insists that disaster can be averted with strong carbon-reduction mechanisms

ACT Alliance elects new moderator, approves new strategic plan

ACT Alliance elects new moderator, approves new strategic plan

Oct 24, 2014

23 October, 2015 - New leadership and direction mark the third day of the ACT Alliance assembly

ACT assembly opens with call for greater commitment

ACT assembly opens with call for greater commitment

Oct 22, 2014

21 October, 2014 - Leaders of one of the world's largest humanitarian and development bodies gather in the Dominican Republic, united in their determination to drive down global poverty

Pakistan’s emergencies require action before problems grow

Pakistan’s emergencies require action before problems grow

Oct 13, 2014

13 October, 2014 - Without more help for the survivors of floods and landslides in Pakistan, greater problems could emerge

From the field: Pakistan flood survivors on the response

From the field: Pakistan flood survivors on the response

Sep 16, 2014

16 September, 2014 - Four survivors of the floods that have ruined large areas of Azad Kashmir, Punjab and Sindh talk about the moment the floods arrived

Drought causing food crisis in Central America

Drought causing food crisis in Central America

Sep 16, 2014

16 September, 2014 - ACT marks International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer with a report from Guatemala and Nicaragua of the ensuing food crisis brought about by drought

ACT welcomes urgent UN action to investigate ‘crimes against humanity’ in Iraq

ACT welcomes urgent UN action to investigate ‘crimes against humanity’ in Iraq

Sep 03, 2014

3 September 2014 - PRESS RELEASE - This week's UN resolution denouncing the violence in Iraq has been met with resounding approval from ACT Alliance, which made a joint submission supporting the resolution

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ACT in action as Syria crisis continues

ACT in action as Syria crisis continues

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Human rights and protection

Human rights and protection

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 Food security

Food security

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Psychosocial support

Psychosocial support

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Capacity Development

Capacity Development

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Quality and Accountability

Quality and Accountability

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