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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Tanzanian Flood Testimonies

Tanzanian Flood Testimonies

Jul 21, 2014

21 July 2014 - First-hand accounts of the floods in Tanzania and what they mean for farmers.

Gaza: ”The children know they can die

Gaza: ”The children know they can die

Jul 18, 2014

18 July 2014 - Many people of Gaza are trapped in their homes, says DCA employee in Gaza, who is hiding indoors with his frightened family

Volunteer hero in the wake of the typhoon

Volunteer hero in the wake of the typhoon

Jul 14, 2014

14 July, 2014 - Thousands of volunteers came forward immediately after super typhoon Haiyan caused chaos in November last year. Zenaida A. Calzada, 27, was one of them.

Attacks on innocent civilians in Israel oPt conflict must stop says ACT Alliance

Attacks on innocent civilians in Israel oPt conflict must stop says ACT Alliance

Jul 11, 2014

11 July 2014 - Innocent men, women and children are suffering and paying the ultimate price for the failure of the politicians as violence escalates between Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory

Even the sun is different in Tacloban

Even the sun is different in Tacloban

Jul 11, 2014

11 July, 2014 - Tacloban is dejected and disconsolate. As in a criminal place in a bad American film, where even the sun doesn’t shine as brightly as in other places in the Philippines.

Politics undermining the work of NGOs post-Haiyan

Politics undermining the work of NGOs post-Haiyan

Jul 10, 2014

10 July, 2014 - Political disputes are generating further upheaval in the lives of typhoon Haiyan survivors

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.

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ACT in action as Syria crisis continues

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