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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The garden grows in the desert refugee camp

The garden grows in the desert refugee camp

Apr 14, 2015

14 April 2015 - The war in Syria already tires the aid donors around the world, but even more it exhausts the individuals that are placed inside the refugee camps.

International Mine Awareness Day

International Mine Awareness Day

Apr 04, 2015

International Day of Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action

Chile: floods in desert

Chile: floods in desert

Apr 02, 2015

Heavy rain has fallen in areas where it hasn't rained for 20 years, floods have affected large areas of the north of Chile.

Brazil: floods in Acre

Brazil: floods in Acre

Mar 30, 2015

30 March 2014 - In February and March, heavy rain and floods have hit Acre in northern Brazil, 80,000 people have been severely affected in particular marginal communities and indigenous people.

Supporting Ukraine's Displaced Population

Supporting Ukraine's Displaced Population

Mar 27, 2015

ACT Alliance is providing emergency assistance to Internally Displaced People in seven regions of Ukraine.

ACT emergency relief response to communities affected by the Vanuatu cyclone

ACT emergency relief response to communities affected by the Vanuatu cyclone

Mar 23, 2015

ACT Alliance General Secretary John Nduna speaks from the Disaster Risk Reduction conference on the ACT response to the emergency in Vanuatu after cylone Pam

Vanuatu: update from ACT members on the ground

Vanuatu: update from ACT members on the ground

Mar 19, 2015

19 March 2015 - Cyclone Pam hit Vanuatu in March 2015. The category 5 storm caused widespread destruction. ACT Alliance member Act for Peace responded to the crisis with emergency food, shelter and water. Here we have an interview with Geoff Robinson of Act for Peace, on the ground in Vanuatu

Cyclone Pam Hit Vanuatu

Cyclone Pam Hit Vanuatu

Mar 16, 2015

Cyclone Pam hit Vanuatu in March 2015. The category 5 storm caused widespread destruction. Act for Peace responded to the crisis with emergency food, shelter and water.

Syria: supporting disabled refugees

Syria: supporting disabled refugees

Mar 14, 2015

14 March 2015 - Originally from Aleppo, Ghamra, who can’t walk, used to own her house, where, after her husband’s death, she lived with her five children, three of whom were born with special needs.

Turn the Lights Back on in Syria

Turn the Lights Back on in Syria

Mar 13, 2015

After four years of conflict in Syria, 130 organisations speak out together on the crisis

ACT Alliance member IOCC provides vital winter relief for Syria’s children

ACT Alliance member IOCC provides vital winter relief for Syria’s children

Feb 20, 2015

20 February 2015 - Freezing temperatures, heavy snow and chilling winds sweeping across Syria are putting thousands of young lives in jeopardy as displaced mothers struggle helplessly to keep their small children warm and sheltered from the harsh winter conditions.

Emergency assistance to refugees from the conflict in Eastern Ukraine

Emergency assistance to refugees from the conflict in Eastern Ukraine

Feb 13, 2015

13 February 2015 - ACT Alliance has issued an appeal for emergency assistance to refugees from Eastern Ukraine in Russia & Ukraine. The appeal target is US$ 332,766.

ACT keeps the focus on Ebola prevention work in Sierra Leone

ACT keeps the focus on Ebola prevention work in Sierra Leone

Jan 30, 2015

ACT Alliance board member Paul Valentin talks about the situation on the ground in Sierra Leone and ACT's work with affected communities

Floods in Malawi

Floods in Malawi

Jan 28, 2015

Francis Botha from ACT member DanChurchAid reports from the middle of Mkondezi River in Chickwawa District in Southern Malawi.

The World Humanitarian Summit: putting people at the centre

The World Humanitarian Summit: putting people at the centre

Jan 21, 2015

21 January 2015 - As the countdown to the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) in April 2016 begins, ACT Alliance has released a report outlining the priorities for the sector

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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

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Capacity Development

Capacity Development

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Quality and Accountability

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