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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Phailin: lives saved but livelihoods lost

Phailin: lives saved but livelihoods lost

Oct 13, 2013

13 October 2012 - Loss of life was minimised by good disaster preparedness but extremely poor communities have lost their homes and livelihoods.

ACT appeal in time for Jordanian influx

ACT appeal in time for Jordanian influx

Oct 03, 2013

03 October 2013 - ACT Alliance members are expanding support to Syrian refugees and host communities in Jordan in light of forecasts that large numbers of refugees could cross the border in the coming months.

Learn to manage security in humanitarian aid

Learn to manage security in humanitarian aid

Sep 19, 2013

19 September 2013 - Global Conference on the Role of Security Risk Management in Effective Humanitarian Aid

ACT Alliance urges political solutions on Syria

ACT Alliance urges political solutions on Syria

Aug 30, 2013

30 August 2013 - Only one solution to the Syria situation exists: that parties come together around the negotiating table and talk

ACT condemns Syrian 'gas attack'

ACT condemns Syrian 'gas attack'

Aug 23, 2013

23 August 2013 - The alleged use of chemicals weapons in a rebel-held suburb of Damascus must be investigated, ACT says.

World Humanitarian Day 2013

World Humanitarian Day 2013

Aug 19, 2013

19 August 2013 - Local aid workers can face unacceptable risks as they carry out their jobs. ACT calls on greater protection for local partners.

Refugee influx strains new Uganda camp

Refugee influx strains new Uganda camp

Jul 26, 2013

A massive influx of refugees over just two days puts pressure on a new refugee camp. ACT member the Lutheran World Federation is on the ground supplying life-saving care.

ACT helps revive troubled north Mali city

ACT helps revive troubled north Mali city

Jul 23, 2013

ACT programmes bring hope to northern Mali city of Timbuktu, beseiged by jihadi hardliners before being liberated by French forces

Mali’s displaced people face uncertain future

Mali’s displaced people face uncertain future

Jul 10, 2013

Thousands of Malians wonder whether to stay put or take a chance on life back home

Images of Mt Rokatenda and IDPs

Images of Mt Rokatenda and IDPs

Jun 28, 2013

A few images of recent work by ACT member YEU in Indonesia

Fierce storms trap pilgrims and hill people

Fierce storms trap pilgrims and hill people

Jun 21, 2013

Rescuers in India's flooded northern regions are struggling to reach thousands of religious visitors and local communities alike

World Renew linking relief and rehabilitation with development

World Renew linking relief and rehabilitation with development

May 31, 2013

31 May 2013 - ACT member World Renew links short-term humanitarian interventions with longer-term development to ensure that the injection of resources impacts on long term goals in Niger.

Community resilience features at disaster summit

Community resilience features at disaster summit

May 24, 2013

As this year’s Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction conference comes to an end, ACT Alliance and its members resolve to work even harder to build the resilience of communities towards disasters and the impacts of climate change.

ACT Alliance awards best work to mitigate the effects of climate change

ACT Alliance awards best work to mitigate the effects of climate change

May 22, 2013

The ACT Alliance Climate Change Award for 2013 was given May 21st to RDRS Bangladesh for best practice in its project, alleviating poverty through disaster risk reduction, which has been implemented in North West part of Bangladesh.

Human rights key to lasting peace in Colombia

Human rights key to lasting peace in Colombia

May 02, 2013

Colombia's recent progress in promoting human rights is promising, but the country still has a long way to go in meeting its obligations in this area.

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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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