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 donates more food to displaced victims in Preah Vihear

ACT donates more food to displaced victims in Preah Vihear

Mar 08, 2011

ACT helps displaced people suffering from four days of fighting in early February between Cambodian and Thai troops around Preah Vihear temple

Chile: A glimmer of hope one year after the earthquake

Chile: A glimmer of hope one year after the earthquake

Mar 07, 2011

Last year in Chile there was one of the biggest earthquakes ever in modern times with a strength of 8.8 on the richter scale. ACT Alliance is helping survivors

Liberia: 70,000 new refugees

Liberia: 70,000 new refugees

Mar 03, 2011

70,000 flee from Côte d'Ivoire conflict. ACT Alliance member Finn Church Aid is supporting the refugees in Liberia

Liberia: urgent need for refugee support

Liberia: urgent need for refugee support

Mar 02, 2011

The situation in Liberia is becoming critical. ACT members are appealing for assistance to ease the plight of refugees and host communities

New Zealand: ACT member staff flee earthquake

New Zealand: ACT member staff flee earthquake

Feb 24, 2011

A deadly earthquake in New Zealand sent staff of ACT member Christian World Service scrambling to escape their office

Sri Lanka: untold agricultural damage

Sri Lanka: untold agricultural damage

Feb 16, 2011

Floods have returned to Sri Lanka with a vengeance, decimated crops and hitting labourers and small farmers hardest

Brazil: no toys in the nursery cupboard

Brazil: no toys in the nursery cupboard

Feb 15, 2011

Small children returning to nursery in Brazil will find it empty of toys.

Indonesia: Mentawai earthquake and tsunami

Indonesia: Mentawai earthquake and tsunami

Feb 14, 2011

ACT Alliance members continue the challenge of getting recovery goods to the earthquake and tsunami-hit Mentawai islands

Brazil: Rio de Janeiro farmers struggling to revive their land

Brazil: Rio de Janeiro farmers struggling to revive their land

Feb 10, 2011

With crops washed away and no land available to rent, farmers like Waldeli Andrade have a bleak future.

Liberia: Streams of refugees still crossing the border

Liberia: Streams of refugees still crossing the border

Feb 03, 2011

People continue to flee unrest in Cote d'Ivoire.

Brazil: Salvaging hope after deadly floods

Brazil: Salvaging hope after deadly floods

Feb 01, 2011

Brazil needs more support to continue the recovery effort following deadly floods and landslides.

Brazil: Novo Friburgo floods

Brazil: Novo Friburgo floods

Jan 28, 2011

A gallery of images from Gustavo Bonato, working for the ACT forum in Brazil, showing the devastation in Nova Friburgo

Pakistan: Still struggling six months after the floods

Pakistan: Still struggling six months after the floods

Jan 28, 2011

How is Pakistan faring in the six months since torrential rain caused massive flooding? And why the problem hasn't gone away.

Brazil: relief team deployed

Brazil: relief team deployed

Jan 28, 2011

ACT Alliance has deployed a strong emergency relief team to support survivors of Brazil’s worst disaster in over 35 years

Pakistan: Poverty in the beauty of Swat valley

Pakistan: Poverty in the beauty of Swat valley

Jan 26, 2011

The beauty of the Swat valley belies the conditions of survivors of last July's massive floods.

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