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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Ethiopia: the elderly have stopped eating

Ethiopia: the elderly have stopped eating

Aug 18, 2011

Ethiopian elders are starving themselves out for the sake of the children

Horn of Africa: more energy and attention needed

Horn of Africa: more energy and attention needed

Aug 16, 2011

As the UN revises up the number of drought-hit people in the Horn, ACT says the region's people need more than simply food and water

Dadaab: the road to relief

Dadaab: the road to relief

Aug 15, 2011

Barb Summers blogs from the road to Dadaab

Ethiopia: setting up camp on hard soil

Ethiopia: setting up camp on hard soil

Aug 15, 2011

Officials must decide whether a new extension to Dollo Odo is needed, just weeks after a fourth camp there was opened

Volunteers keep the peace in Dadaab camps

Volunteers keep the peace in Dadaab camps

Aug 12, 2011

ACT is training volunteers in the Dadaab refugee camps to keep new sites safe for the refugees escaping drought and insecurity at home

Pakistan: Heavy rains bringing devastation

Pakistan: Heavy rains bringing devastation

Aug 12, 2011

ACT members are preparing to deliver relief to flooded Sindh province

In Horn of Africa, drought only a trigger

In Horn of Africa, drought only a trigger

Aug 11, 2011

The media blames the suffering in the Horn of Africa on the drought, but the reasons behind this monumental crisis are more complex and must be understood to avoid international aid efforts being futile

Breaking ground: ACT staffer steps up to top Indian body

Breaking ground: ACT staffer steps up to top Indian body

Aug 10, 2011

An Adivasi activist enters the corridors of power intent on change for India’s poorest

Dadaab: life in a refugee city

Dadaab: life in a refugee city

Aug 10, 2011

Snapshots by photographer Paul Jeffrey of life in the world’s largest refugee settlement

Mogadishu: ACT delivering essentials to the toughest spots

Mogadishu: ACT delivering essentials to the toughest spots

Aug 10, 2011

ACT member Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe distributes water, food and sheets for shelters in the refugee camp near Mogadishu.

Angola: returnees arrive home to ruined region

Angola: returnees arrive home to ruined region

Aug 05, 2011

Angola's northern province was devastated by floods late last year. Now thousands of exiled Angolans are being forced to live there.

Somalia: reputation opening doors to strong-hold areas

Somalia: reputation opening doors to strong-hold areas

Aug 03, 2011

ACT members are carrying out life-saving work in Somalia's least hospitable regions

Dadaab: “It’s what makes you get up at 5am”

Dadaab: “It’s what makes you get up at 5am”

Jul 29, 2011

The relentness trail of new arrivals and the job of running a camp the size of a small city are what get Dadaab staff up before the sun.

ACT's emergency response in Somalia and Kenya: a snapshot

ACT's emergency response in Somalia and Kenya: a snapshot

Jul 26, 2011

ACT at work: video about some of the practical steps being taken by ACT Alliance to respond to drought in Kenya and Somalia

Africa drought: Dadaab extension a safe haven for Somalis

Africa drought: Dadaab extension a safe haven for Somalis

Jul 25, 2011

Workers rush to survey land, clear bush and plot boundaries at the Dadaab camp extension, considered a secure environment for refugees.

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ACT in action as Syria crisis continues

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