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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Hungry season in Burkina Faso

Hungry season in Burkina Faso

Jun 07, 2012

In the field of emergency assistance, we’re always seeking to target the most vulnerable people, Erik Johnson says after visiting Burkina Faso

Contaminated water hampers the life of the returnees in South Sudan

Contaminated water hampers the life of the returnees in South Sudan

May 09, 2012

Norwegian Church Aid, a member of ACT Alliance, is providing the basics so the refugees from Abyei can rebuild their lives.

A deepening food crisis

A deepening food crisis

Apr 20, 2012

West African region of the Sahel is on the brink of famine. Governments have declared states of emergency and called for international assistance. And at the same time thousands of refugees cross the borders of Mali fleeing the clashes between Tuaregs and armed forces. ACT Alliance member Lutheran World Federation (LWF) is responsible for providing a safe haven for the thousands of people fleeing in to Mauritania every day.

Feeding children’s imaginations, keeping them in class

Feeding children’s imaginations, keeping them in class

Apr 18, 2012

Attendance to Emukatan primary School in Kenya improved last year when ACT member, the Anglican Church of Kenya, started trucking in essential food: maize, beans, cooking oil and porridge flour

South Sudan: humanitarian crisis mounts as peace flounders

South Sudan: humanitarian crisis mounts as peace flounders

Mar 14, 2012

The humanitarian consequences of political turmoil is expected to mount in the coming months

A perfect storm exacerbates food crisis in Burkina Faso

A perfect storm exacerbates food crisis in Burkina Faso

Mar 02, 2012

The struggle of one family in one village in Burkina Faso illustrates the dangers of this emerging food crisis

Somali teens offered chance to complete education

Somali teens offered chance to complete education

Feb 27, 2012

The first high school in Somali refugee camp in Bokolomanyo, Ethiopia is under construction

Hope resists despair in Sahel

Hope resists despair in Sahel

Feb 24, 2012

Successful development initiatives have borne fruit in the midst of failed rains and crops.

Food shortages and political turmoil toxic mix in Burkina

Food shortages and political turmoil toxic mix in Burkina

Feb 23, 2012

This video shot in Burkina Faso documents the impact of the "worst drought since 1973." In the drought stricken Sahel region of West Africa, 19 million people face the spectre of famine.

Food crisis deepens in West Africa

Food crisis deepens in West Africa

Feb 22, 2012

Pictures from Burkina Faso near the border with Mali. Millions in the region are on the brink of famine.

ACT eyewitness account in Sahel

ACT eyewitness account in Sahel

Feb 20, 2012

An audio interview with Paul Valentin from Burkina Faso on the region's deepening food crisis.

How to prevent another food crisis in Sahel

How to prevent another food crisis in Sahel

Feb 14, 2012

A video presentation of the Sahel Working Group report about the value of prevention

ACT assists victims of trauma in Jonglei

ACT assists victims of trauma in Jonglei

Feb 09, 2012

The response in South Sudan addresses the physical, psychological and social needs of affected populations

Haiti: development must work for everyone

Haiti: development must work for everyone

Feb 08, 2012

Two years on, The UCC remains committed to working with ACT and local partners to build strong communities

Challenging the protection paradigm

Challenging the protection paradigm

Feb 07, 2012

Aid agencies must enable local capacities for self-protection, concludes a new ACT-conceived report

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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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Quality and Accountability

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