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: 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

ABC News reports from Dadaab camp

ABC News reports from Dadaab camp

Aug 18, 2011

ABC News today reports from Dadaab refugee camp, managed by ACT member the Lutheran World Federation. See the report, aired on Australian television, here

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.

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