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 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

Refuge in the wake of deportation for Honduran children

Refuge in the wake of deportation for Honduran children

Aug 28, 2014

28 August, 2014 - Thousands of child would-be migrants are ending up back in Honduras and El Salvador after failed attempts to get to the US. Only to find their futures in their homelands are even less certain than the perilous journey north.

Faith organisations unite to condemn Iraqi violence

Faith organisations unite to condemn Iraqi violence

Aug 22, 2014

22 August 2014 - PRESS RELEASE - ‘Dire, unacceptable and despicable’ is how top international faith-based humanitarian and development organisations describe violence in Iraq. They have united to condemn the violence in a joint statement

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

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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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