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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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.

Syrian refugees in Jordan seek to recover and return

Syrian refugees in Jordan seek to recover and return

Nov 15, 2012

These photographs offer a glimpse inside the Za'atari refugee camp in northern Jordan, which is continuing to receive large numbers of new Syrian refugees uprooted by violence at home.

ACT speaks out on Syria

ACT speaks out on Syria

Nov 15, 2012

On the eve of his visit to the region, ACT Alliance General Secretary John Nduna calls for peace, respect for international law and adequate funding to address the mounting humanitarian crisis in the region.

South Sudan camp managers brace for new arrivals

South Sudan camp managers brace for new arrivals

Nov 05, 2012

More than 110,000 Sudanese refugees are living in four camps in the Upper Nile state of South Sudan, with more expected imminently as fighting continues.

Filipinos reduce vulnerability to natural disasters

Filipinos reduce vulnerability to natural disasters

Oct 24, 2012

Poor communities near water sources are learning how to mitigate their vulnerability to natural disasters following the recent Manila floods.

Displaced Syrians receive psychosocial support

Displaced Syrians receive psychosocial support

Oct 17, 2012

Mental health services are helping distressed Syrians cope with conflict-induced trauma.

Fukushima's legacy under the lens

Fukushima's legacy under the lens

Oct 03, 2012

This 30-minute documentary explores the progress made and challenges that remain in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster last year.

Colombia's indigenous people resist occupation

Colombia's indigenous people resist occupation

Sep 24, 2012

Indigenous people in the northern Cauca region of Colombia have long been caught in the violent cross hairs of civil war – but they are pushing back against the scourge of militarisation.

Philippine floods devastate capital

Philippine floods devastate capital

Sep 17, 2012

For two and half days it rained; flood waters rose, homes were destroyed and lives ultimately lost. At the last count more than 60 people had been killed in and around Manila.

One year on, progress visible in Horn of Africa

One year on, progress visible in Horn of Africa

Sep 14, 2012

Last year more than 13 million people were starving in the Horn of Africa. ACT Alliance has not only provided emergency relief to hundreds of thousands, but has worked to better prepare them for a more resilient future.

Mali: Lives blighted by food crisis and conflict

Mali: Lives blighted by food crisis and conflict

Sep 02, 2012

More than 19 million people in the Sahel region of west Africa are in the midst of a severe food crisis. ACT Alliance member Christian Aid has provided much needed help to some of the worst affected communities, but the situation continues to deteriorate.

Food security: Needs outstrip supply in Ugandan camp

Food security: Needs outstrip supply in Ugandan camp

Aug 29, 2012

ACT Alliance Uganda is stepping up efforts to enhance food cultivation, as more refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo are expected to arrive in the Rwamwanja camp in coming weeks, further increasing demand.

Refugee crisis escalates in South Sudan

Refugee crisis escalates in South Sudan

Aug 23, 2012

Of the more than 200,000 refugees that have fled violence in Sudan, some 170,000 have taken refuge across the border in South Sudan.

World Humanitarian Day will reach one billion people

World Humanitarian Day will reach one billion people

Aug 17, 2012

ACT Alliance has 33,000 employees working in solidarity with the world's poor and vulnerable in 140 countries. On August 19, we celebrate their vision and commitment to improving the lives of millions.

Displaced find refuge in Chadian camps

Displaced find refuge in Chadian camps

Aug 13, 2012

Chad has long experienced chronic instability from inter-clan tensions and spillover conflicts from neighboring countries. This gallery illustrates ACT's work with people uprooted by fighting in nine camps.

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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

Psychosocial support

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Capacity Development

Capacity Development

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Quality and Accountability

Quality and Accountability

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