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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School doors re-open amid conflict in the CAR

School doors re-open amid conflict in the CAR

Jul 08, 2014

8 July, 2014 - ACT member Finn Church Aid is rehabilitating schools in the Central African Republic in an effort to ensure children's education doesn't become a casualty of war

2.6 million Haiyan survivors still homeless

2.6 million Haiyan survivors still homeless

Jun 30, 2014

30 June, 2014 - Across the path of typhoon Haiyan, survivors are making do with rudimentary housing materials. More resilient structures are needed before the next season of violent weather.

FBOs demand higher profile in DRR activities

FBOs demand higher profile in DRR activities

Jun 26, 2014

26 June, 2014 - The unique talents and role of faith-based organisations needs greater attention in the global disaster risk reduction arena, ACT tells ministerial conference

Ebola leaves football fans in the dark

Ebola leaves football fans in the dark

Jun 26, 2014

26 June, 2014 - The beautiful game is off-limits to World Cup fans in a Sierra Leone village but there's a good reason for the prohibition

Second ACT assembly 2014

Second ACT assembly 2014

Jun 25, 2014

The ACT Assembly is under the motto "Join Hands – Full Life and Dignity for All" the strategic meeting place of the ACT membership. It takes place in Punta Cana from 21-24 October 2014

Using faith to find peace in the CAR

Using faith to find peace in the CAR

Jun 23, 2014

23 June, 2014 - Leaders of faith denominations from across the spectrum are uniting in an effort to ease tensions in the Central African Republic

Urgency needed as world refugee numbers top 50m

Urgency needed as world refugee numbers top 50m

Jun 20, 2014

20 June, 2014 - A concerted effort to stem the rise in refugee numbers - at their highest since WW2 - is desperately needed, says ACT Alliance

Disaster preparedness meant Indian village left unscathed after Phailin

Disaster preparedness meant Indian village left unscathed after Phailin

Jun 20, 2014

20 June, 2014 - When a group of young people from India’s Odisha state put disaster management training into practice, they were able to save all the residents of their village from the onslaught of cyclone Phailin. It has earned them a local government commendation.

"We are not alone in this difficult time"

"We are not alone in this difficult time"

May 30, 2014

31 May, 2014 - Mehrabudin went to find work in the morning. When he came home his village, in the hills of Afghanistan, had been wiped out by a landslide.

Afghanistan floods and landslides

Afghanistan floods and landslides

May 30, 2014

30 May 2014 - A devastating landslide in Argo District, Badakhshan on May 2 killed at least 503 people, but based on information from the affected community, it is feared that up 2,500 people died and are buried under meters of mud.

Saving grain for a rainy day

Saving grain for a rainy day

May 26, 2014

26 May, 2014 - Modern grain silos will remove the anxiety of grain loss for farmers in Haiti

Homes and hearts rebuilt in wake of huge city fire

Homes and hearts rebuilt in wake of huge city fire

May 19, 2014

19 May, 2014 - House reconstruction has begun following the fire that destroyed 10 hill suburbs of Valparaiso last month. Psychosocial work to heal young minds will be the next area.

Physical and emotional support following Nicaraguan earthquake

Physical and emotional support following Nicaraguan earthquake

May 13, 2014

14 May, 2014 - ACT members are calming the frayed nerves of people recovering from strong earthquakes that rocked west Nicaragua last month

Survivors of Haiyan

Survivors of Haiyan

May 08, 2014

Six months ago, typhoon Haiyan made landfall in the Philippines. In the early morning hours of November 8th, four million people lost their houses and their means to make a living.

Commitment to securing humanitarian access in South Sudan a step forward, says ACT

Commitment to securing humanitarian access in South Sudan a step forward, says ACT

May 07, 2014

7 May, 2014 - Warring factions in South Sudan have agreed to lay down their weapons for a month from today, in the hope of allowing civilians to reach safety and aid to be delivered

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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

Quality and Accountability

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