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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CAR: 1.6 million people need urgent assistance

CAR: 1.6 million people need urgent assistance

Apr 10, 2014

10 April, 2014 - The deteriorating situation in the Central African Republic brings with it more civilians killed and infrastructure destroyed. Two ACT members are responding with life-saving measures

Flood protection urgently needed in Kakuma camp

Flood protection urgently needed in Kakuma camp

Apr 08, 2014

8 April, 2014 - The rainy season threatens to make life a misery for Kakuma camp extension residents, refugees from the conflict in South Sudan

Impacts of climate change will get worse, says ACT

Impacts of climate change will get worse, says ACT

Apr 01, 2014

28 March 2014 -As the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) presents its findings about the impacts of climate change this week, ACT Alliance expresses deep concern about the dramatic effect it will have on people’s lives while governments fail to agree an adequate way forward.

Hope in the ashes of Bor

Hope in the ashes of Bor

Mar 17, 2014

17 March, 2014 - Slowly, life is returning to the streets of Bor in Jonglei state, South Sudan. ACT members and partners are helping people rebuild their lives among the ruins

South Sudan: A race against time

South Sudan: A race against time

Mar 13, 2014

13 March, 2014 - ACT Alliance is scaling up its response to the escalating humanitarian crisis across South Sudan in a race against time before the onset of the rainy season

A long walk to safety: story of asylum seeker Nyagnet Req

A long walk to safety: story of asylum seeker Nyagnet Req

Mar 11, 2014

11 March, 2014 - When Nyagnet Req fled her South Sudanese town, she had no idea where her husband was. She knew only that she had to get her seven children to safety in Ethiopia

Rains and floods devastate large tracts of Bolivia

Rains and floods devastate large tracts of Bolivia

Mar 11, 2014

11 March, 2014 - Months of deluges destroy Bolivian crop, businesses and homes and leave some remote areas cut off

LWF South Sudanese staff registered as refugees in Uganda

LWF South Sudanese staff registered as refugees in Uganda

Mar 11, 2014

11 March, 2014 - Some of the very people helping refugees fleeing violence in South Sudan are themselves survivors of the conflict. John and Peter are two who escaped their homes to seek refugee in Uganda. Now they support the LWF’s emergency response in Uganda

Life-saving water to South Sudanese refugees in Uganda

Life-saving water to South Sudanese refugees in Uganda

Mar 11, 2014

11 March, 2014 - Water and sanitation facilities are urgently needed in Uganda for refugees fleeing fighting in South Sudan

Hope for a bright future in Adjumani

Hope for a bright future in Adjumani

Mar 11, 2014

11 March, 2014 - In Adjumani, north Uganda, South Sudanese women and children make up the bulk of the new arrivals

Meeting needs of refugees fleeing violence

Meeting needs of refugees fleeing violence

Mar 11, 2014

11 March, 2014 - ACT Alliance member Lutheran World Federation was among the first to arrive in Adjumani, north Uganda, to respond to the huge influx of refugees from South Sudan

CLAI calls for end to antidemocratic violence in Venezuela

CLAI calls for end to antidemocratic violence in Venezuela

Feb 28, 2014

28 February, 2014 - In a letter to the Churches in Venezuela the General Secretary of the Latin American Council of Churches, CLAI, a member of the ACT Alliance, expresses condemnation of the illegal and anti-democratic intentions of the opposition in Venezuela to bring about regime change using violence.

Yolanda (Haiyan) - the ACT response

Yolanda (Haiyan) - the ACT response

Feb 27, 2014

27 February 2014 - Typhoon Haiyan, known locally as Yolanda, ravaged a wide swath of the Philippines in November 2013. ACT Alliance member agencies and their local partners responded heroically to the humanitarian crisis.

Nduna makes whirlwind tour of typhoon-hit areas

Nduna makes whirlwind tour of typhoon-hit areas

Feb 19, 2014

19 February, 2014 - ACT Alliance head, General Secretary John Nduna, has toured areas of the Philippines recovering from typhoon Haiyan

Escape from South Sudan: Abraham's story

Escape from South Sudan: Abraham's story

Feb 13, 2014

13 February 2014-Thirty years after fleeing his hometown, Abraham Jongroor arrived back in Bor - now part of South Sudan - on the very day violence erupted again

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