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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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.

Hope and despair intermingle in Dadaab

Hope and despair intermingle in Dadaab

Aug 07, 2012

Dadaab, the world's largest refugee camp in north-eastern Kenya, is home to nearly half-a-million people, most of whom have fled war-torn and drought-ravaged neighboring Somalia.

Ugandan camp prepares for new refugee influx

Ugandan camp prepares for new refugee influx

Aug 07, 2012

ACT Alliance is preparing for a new influx of Congolese refugees at the Rwamwanja resettlement site in Uganda amid news of fresh fighting between the army and the Tutsi-backed rebel force, M23.

Ethnic violence rocks India’s Assam

Ethnic violence rocks India’s Assam

Aug 06, 2012

ACT Alliance India is mounting a humanitarian response to the most recent spate of inter-ethnic violence between the Bodo tribe and Bengali-speaking Muslims of the north-eastern Indian state of Assam.

Floods ravage Assam state in India

Floods ravage Assam state in India

Jul 11, 2012

Incessant rains have lashed many parts of the state of Assam causing an alarming rise in the water level of the Brahmaputra River. ACT members have carried out needs assessments and plan to assist affected populations.

Nduna visits Japanese disaster region

Nduna visits Japanese disaster region

Jun 20, 2012

ACT Alliance’s general secretary has visited Japan in a demonstration of support for the communities still recovering from the impact of last year’s tsunami, earthquake and nuclear disaster.

Pakistan: A plea for the women of Bara

Pakistan: A plea for the women of Bara

Jun 08, 2012

Women have fled their homes without their belongings and their livestock. With little money in their pockets and entire families uprooted, they have literally arrived empty-handed to the host cities in central KPK, Pakistan

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.

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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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