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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Waves of new refugees into Uganda from DRC

Waves of new refugees into Uganda from DRC

Nov 04, 2013

4 November 2013 - A military campaign against M23 rebels in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has forced tens of thousands of refugees into Uganda.

Cyclone Phailin: a million left homeless

Cyclone Phailin: a million left homeless

Oct 29, 2013

A million people have been made homeless by cyclone Phailin.

Cambodia: ACT's coordinated response to floods

Cambodia: ACT's coordinated response to floods

Oct 25, 2013

25 October 2013 - Typhoons have caused severe flooding in Cambodia. The Mekong and other major rivers have overflowed, ACT is appealing for $1m.

ACT Alliance achieves HAP certification

ACT Alliance achieves HAP certification

Oct 23, 2013

23 October 2013- ACT is the first alliance secretariat to comply with the 2010 Standard in Accountability and Quality Management by the Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (HAP) International

'The largest cyclone you never heard of'

'The largest cyclone you never heard of'

Oct 21, 2013

21 October 2013 - low death count means low media coverage, but damage, suffering and need is massive.

Circus training in Za'atari refugee camp

Circus training in Za'atari refugee camp

Oct 18, 2013

18 October 2013 - In Zaatari refugee camp Topi Hurtig and a team of circus trainers teach juggling, acrobatics and clownery to young Syrian refugees.

Phailin: cyclone damage is extensive

Phailin: cyclone damage is extensive

Oct 14, 2013

14 October 2013 - ACT organisations say that millions of people need humanitarian assistance for basic foodstuffs and rebuilding after cyclone Phailin destroyed homes and livelihoods in eastern India.

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

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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

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