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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Syrian refugees welcomed to Lebanon amidst political tensions

Syrian refugees welcomed to Lebanon amidst political tensions

Jan 21, 2013

Syrians continue to flee the incessant violence in their own country for safety across the border. Yet in neighbouring Lebanon, no formal refugee camps exist to assist them.

Syrians forge solidarity to survive harsh winter in Jordan

Syrians forge solidarity to survive harsh winter in Jordan

Jan 16, 2013

As Syria’s civil war drags on, those who have fled the violence for neighboring countries face an increasingly difficult time surviving as winter storms bring snow and freezing temperatures to much of the region.

Syrians inside capital city cope with lives changed

Syrians inside capital city cope with lives changed

Jan 16, 2013

Damascus used to be one of the safest cities in the Middle East. Now people do not dare to go out after sunset.

Back donors enhance capacity of aid and development work

Back donors enhance capacity of aid and development work

Jan 16, 2013

The benefits of working with back donors go beyond funding relief and development work.

Aid community marks three years since Haiti quake

Aid community marks three years since Haiti quake

Jan 12, 2013

While the effects of Haiti's devastating earthquake are still being felt, pockets of progress provide cause for optimism, according to this podcast.

Typhoon Bopha survivors face long road to recovery

Typhoon Bopha survivors face long road to recovery

Jan 03, 2013

The Philip­pines is prone to trop­i­cal storms and ty­phoons, typ­i­cally ex­pe­ri­encing about 20 typhoons per year. Bopha, however, was exceptionally strong.

Filipinos better prepared for Typhoon Bopha

Filipinos better prepared for Typhoon Bopha

Dec 10, 2012

Filipinos were much better prepared for last week's typhoon than they have been during previous years thanks to disaster risk reduction initiatives.

Flood victims assisted in Chad

Flood victims assisted in Chad

Dec 06, 2012

Tens of thousands of people have been affected by flooding in parts of central, eastern and southern Chad following heavy rains in July and August this year.

New arrivals translate into growing needs in Ugandan camp

New arrivals translate into growing needs in Ugandan camp

Dec 05, 2012

Continued fighting between rebel forces and the government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has resulted in growing numbers of Congolese refugees in Uganda and Rwanda.

ACT general secretary visits Syrian refugees

ACT general secretary visits Syrian refugees

Dec 04, 2012

As the Syrian refugee crisis escalates, ACT General Secretary John Nduna compels the international community to redouble its efforts to provide essential, life-saving services.

Scenes from Goma illustrate mass displacement

Scenes from Goma illustrate mass displacement

Dec 03, 2012

UN OCHA estimated last week that an additional 140,000 people have been displaced in and around Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo, since rebels took the city on November 20.

Inside Jordan's Za'atari refugee camp

Inside Jordan's Za'atari refugee camp

Nov 28, 2012

The population of the Za'atari refugee camp in Jordan has already surpassed 41,000 and is expected to reach peak capacity of 60,000 shortly, as more Syrians flee fighting.

ACT members step up advocacy and aid in DRC

ACT members step up advocacy and aid in DRC

Nov 23, 2012

ACT members have been working around the clock to craft a unified strategy to address the deepening humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Goma falls to rebels

Goma falls to rebels

Nov 20, 2012

The strategic city of Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo has fallen into rebel hands heightening fears of escalating humanitarian needs in the region.

ACT ready to respond in Gaza

ACT ready to respond in Gaza

Nov 19, 2012

ACT Palestine is ready to mobilise humanitarian assistance in Gaza for the victims of the escalating conflict between Hamas and Israel.

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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

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Psychosocial support

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Capacity Development

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Quality and Accountability

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