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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"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

8 May, 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

Faith leaders take message to South Sudan leaders

Faith leaders take message to South Sudan leaders

May 01, 2014

1 May, 2014 - Faith leaders are to urge South Sudanese officials to do everything possible to halt the killings in South Sudan

Balancing needs of displaced people and host communities

Balancing needs of displaced people and host communities

Apr 22, 2014

22 April, 2014 - ACT members in South Sudan contend with the needs of people forced out of their homes by war and the communities they take refuge with

As war continues in South Sudan, ACT Alliance assists displaced families

As war continues in South Sudan, ACT Alliance assists displaced families

Apr 22, 2014

22 April, 2014 - The war in South Sudan takes a brutal turn, while hunger emerges as the main challenge for the hundreds of thousands of people who have taken shelter in the four corners of the country

Voices of South Sudanese fleeing conflict

Voices of South Sudanese fleeing conflict

Apr 16, 2014

16 April, 2014 - South Sudanese people express the pain of losing loved ones and the long journeys they undertake to reach safety.

South Sudan crisis being met with silence, ACT Ethiopia says

South Sudan crisis being met with silence, ACT Ethiopia says

Apr 16, 2014

15 April, 2014 - The veil of silence over the South Sudan must be broken and peace talks resumed immediately if the conflict is to be contained

CAR: 1.6 million people need urgent assistance

CAR: 1.6 million people need urgent assistance

Apr 10, 2014

10 April, 2014 - The deteriorating situation in the Central African Republic brings with it more civilians killed and infrastructure destroyed. Two ACT members are responding with life-saving measures

Flood protection urgently needed in Kakuma camp

Flood protection urgently needed in Kakuma camp

Apr 08, 2014

8 April, 2014 - The rainy season threatens to make life a misery for Kakuma camp extension residents, refugees from the conflict in South Sudan

Impacts of climate change will get worse, says ACT

Impacts of climate change will get worse, says ACT

Apr 01, 2014

28 March 2014 -As the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) presents its findings about the impacts of climate change this week, ACT Alliance expresses deep concern about the dramatic effect it will have on people’s lives while governments fail to agree an adequate way forward.

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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

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