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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El Salvador: death toll from torrential rains rises

El Salvador: death toll from torrential rains rises

Oct 17, 2011

Disaster “potentially on the scale of Hurricane Mitch”

Mentawai Islands: calmer seas in the wake of destruction

Mentawai Islands: calmer seas in the wake of destruction

Oct 14, 2011

Immediately after the crisis, ACT focused on meeting the villagers' acute needs

Pakistan: moving through the floodwaters in Sindh

Pakistan: moving through the floodwaters in Sindh

Oct 14, 2011

Nine million struggle to survive in the wake of massive floods

Pakistan: floods lead to overcrowding as support wanes

Pakistan: floods lead to overcrowding as support wanes

Oct 11, 2011

Massive overcrowding in Sindh province comes amid concerns that relief funding may not pick up

Pakistan: a mother worries what lies ahead

Pakistan: a mother worries what lies ahead

Oct 10, 2011

The situation remains critical for families following the Sindh floods

Kenya: digging for water in the midst of drought

Kenya: digging for water in the midst of drought

Sep 24, 2011

Kenyans are fighting back the worst drought in 60 years

Kenya: the drought is stifling dreams

Kenya: the drought is stifling dreams

Sep 24, 2011

In Kibanui, eastern Kenya, ACT member Anglican Church of Kenya is digging deep to protect the region from drought

Political stalemate over Palestine must end - ACT

Political stalemate over Palestine must end - ACT

Sep 23, 2011

ACT Alliance calls for an immediate end to the stalemate causing suffering and death in the Occupied Palestinian Territories

Mogadishu: 44% of children in hospital severely hungry

Mogadishu: 44% of children in hospital severely hungry

Sep 22, 2011

ACT has provided over US $720,000 in medical supplies to Mogadishu, including aerial transport of more than 15 tons of medicines and equipment

The safe haven in Dadaab

The safe haven in Dadaab

Sep 22, 2011

Safe from sexual violence at a refuge in Dadaab, women fleeing desperate situations can re-build

Surviving the drought, and preparing for the next one

Surviving the drought, and preparing for the next one

Sep 22, 2011

Kenyans are digging boreholes, building catchment tanks and excavating dams in a bid to keep drought at bay

Dadaab: faiths come together for huge Eid party

Dadaab: faiths come together for huge Eid party

Sep 01, 2011

Over 200,000 Somali refugees have celebrated Eid Al-Fitr in Kenya for the first time

Ethiopia: medication needed to tackle measles

Ethiopia: medication needed to tackle measles

Aug 30, 2011

Measles outbreaks, decaying animal carcasses and even ash contamination from volcanic activity are combining to threaten lives in the Afar communities of Ethiopia, but ACT is working hard to address the needs of a struggling community further impoverished by drought.

World Humanitarian Day: people helping people

World Humanitarian Day: people helping people

Aug 19, 2011

Every day, humanitarian workers help millions of people around the world. But the cost can be high

Countering the change: African youth taking on climate change

Countering the change: African youth taking on climate change

Aug 18, 2011

Africa's youth are fighting climate change, with the launch of a pan-African climate change campaign

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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

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Quality and Accountability

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