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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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 in Japan (14-18 March) on the ACT response to the emergency in Vanuatu since cylone Pam devastated the Pacific islands

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

Floods and heavy rains in Malawi

Floods and heavy rains in Malawi

Jan 19, 2015

19 January 2015 - With one third of the country affected by heavy rain and floods Malawian president Peter Mutharika has declared the country in a state of disaster. ACT members have responded to the call for assistance

Floods in Malawi - ACT responds

Floods in Malawi - ACT responds

Jan 17, 2015

Watch this 1-minute video where ACT Climate Advocacy and Policy Officer Vitumbiko Chinoko, who has just returned from Malawi, speaks about the situation on the ground as communities try to recover from the devastating floods

Remembering Haiti - five years later

Remembering Haiti - five years later

Jan 12, 2015

This short video takes us back to the devastating earthquake that shook Haiti in 2010, killing over 200,000 people and displacing 1.5 million. ACT members were on the ground providing emergency assistance and continue to work with communities in Haiti today towards sustainable development.

Kuala Tadu: Houses

Kuala Tadu: Houses

Dec 26, 2014

26 December 2014 - Tsunami+10 - Housing program meant survivors didn’t feel abandoned

Lampisang: Business

Lampisang: Business

Dec 25, 2014

25 December 2014 - Tsunami+10 - Women turn profits from small loans into education for their children

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ACT in action as Syria crisis continues

ACT in action as Syria crisis continues

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