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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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

Humanitarian hero - Filipino engineer Rizel Mayo

Humanitarian hero - Filipino engineer Rizel Mayo

Aug 18, 2014

18 August, 2014 - Young engineer Rizel Mayo is rebuilding the schools in villages recovering from typhoon Haiyan. And one of the beneficiaries of the new classrooms will be her own daughter. We pay homage to Rizel for World Humanitarian Day, August 19.

Violence in Iraq becoming a runaway crisis, says ACT Alliance

Violence in Iraq becoming a runaway crisis, says ACT Alliance

Aug 14, 2014

14 August 2014 - PRESS RELEASE - Over 1.5 million people are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance in Iraq and the number is set to increase says international humanitarian and development network ACT Alliance, as the Islamic State continues its encroachment in the region.

“Teaching in Bangui is like cultivating a good tree”

“Teaching in Bangui is like cultivating a good tree”

Aug 11, 2014

12 August, 2014 - A dedicated teacher re-building a school in Bangui, Central African Republic, talks about his vision for the children of Bangui on International Youth Day

“We understand more when we are one with the people”

“We understand more when we are one with the people”

Aug 11, 2014

12 August 2014 - On International Youth Day, we profile Bong Dalisay, a field assistant with ACT member the National Council of Churches of the Philippines

Ebola: education helps fight the virus and overcome panic

Ebola: education helps fight the virus and overcome panic

Aug 08, 2014

8 August 2014 - Council of Churches in Sierra Leone General Secretary Ebun James-DeKam considers a number of social aspects related to the Ebola outbreak, which the WHO today declared an international public health emergency

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