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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Sri Lanka: “If everyone gets scared, who will work for the community?”

Sri Lanka: “If everyone gets scared, who will work for the community?”

May 25, 2011

It can take a crisis to reveal gaps in an organisation’s priorities

Chaos contained: security awareness comes down to planning

Chaos contained: security awareness comes down to planning

May 24, 2011

Chris Herlinger always knew security was important – but an assignment in Haiti following the devastating earthquake confirmed that

ACT safety and security week

ACT safety and security week

May 23, 2011

Every week, somewhere in the world, a humanitarian worker is threatened, harmed or killed

Gaza: Cancer crisis killing civilians

Gaza: Cancer crisis killing civilians

May 10, 2011

The leading cause of death in Gaza is cancer. With routes to treatment long and complex, civilians are paying the ultimate price

We need to be at people's side

We need to be at people's side

May 01, 2011

Takeshi Komino of ACT Alliance member CWS in Japan reports on current work in Japan

Japan: Recovery to start from zero

Japan: Recovery to start from zero

Apr 19, 2011

Japanese people, wearied by uncertainty, simply want to know when it will end.

Sphere thinking

Sphere thinking

Apr 19, 2011

As a new version of the Sphere Handbook - the world's leading guide to good practice in humanitarian work is published - ACT's Deputy General Secretary Rebecca Larson explores the history of the Sphere Project

Liberia: Pierre Konkunse's tumultuous start to life

Liberia: Pierre Konkunse's tumultuous start to life

Apr 18, 2011

Baby Pierre entered the world as a refugee when his mother fled violence in Ivory Coast

Sri Lanka:  “The church was simply the safest place to go”

Sri Lanka: “The church was simply the safest place to go”

Apr 16, 2011

Sonali Fernando reports from Sri Lanka, where Hindu villagers took refuge in a Methodist church when the worst floods in 50 years destroyed their homes

Libya: Mine clearers start vital work

Libya: Mine clearers start vital work

Apr 15, 2011

ACT Alliance is ready to clear the life-threatening remains of the war in Libya. Mine clearance specialists start work this week.

Haiti: Up in the mountains, a school takes shape

Haiti: Up in the mountains, a school takes shape

Apr 15, 2011

A helicopter makes light work of getting timber up a west Haiti mountain. Soon, children will have their school re-built

Indonesia: Mentawai earthquake and tsunami response

Indonesia: Mentawai earthquake and tsunami response

Apr 13, 2011

ACT members YEU and CWS are working on the emergency response and psychosocial care in Mentawai

CWS at work in Japan

CWS at work in Japan

Mar 30, 2011

ACT member CWS has made this brief video with images from their work in the field in Japan

Solidarity without borders

Solidarity without borders

Mar 28, 2011

While war is waged within Libya, Tunisians continue to show their deep solidarity with the tens of thousands crossing the border into their country. ACT Alliance is now cooperating with local groups

A win-win: Liberian village benefits as refugees assisted

A win-win: Liberian village benefits as refugees assisted

Mar 24, 2011

ACT makes practical improvements that benefit Liberians as well as the Ivorian refugees they have welcomed into their village.

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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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