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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Somalia: reputation opening doors to strong-hold areas

Somalia: reputation opening doors to strong-hold areas

Aug 03, 2011

ACT members are carrying out life-saving work in Somalia's least hospitable regions

Dadaab: “It’s what makes you get up at 5am”

Dadaab: “It’s what makes you get up at 5am”

Jul 29, 2011

The relentness trail of new arrivals and the job of running a camp the size of a small city are what get Dadaab staff up before the sun.

ACT's emergency response in Somalia and Kenya: a snapshot

ACT's emergency response in Somalia and Kenya: a snapshot

Jul 26, 2011

ACT at work: video about some of the practical steps being taken by ACT Alliance to respond to drought in Kenya and Somalia

Africa drought: Dadaab extension a safe haven for Somalis

Africa drought: Dadaab extension a safe haven for Somalis

Jul 25, 2011

Workers rush to survey land, clear bush and plot boundaries at the Dadaab camp extension, considered a secure environment for refugees.

This famine knocks on everyone's door

This famine knocks on everyone's door

Jul 22, 2011

ACT aid worker Abdi Egal describes the devastating choices south Somali families are forced to make as they flee the famine

Dadaab: praise for expansion of Kenyan camp

Dadaab: praise for expansion of Kenyan camp

Jul 21, 2011

New section of the overcrowded Dadaab in north Kenya refugee camp is welcomed by ACT Alliance.

Kenya and Somalia: a tale of two droughts

Kenya and Somalia: a tale of two droughts

Jul 20, 2011

Nick Guttmann blogs from Kenya, where government support helps the international relief effort - unlike the situation in enighbouring Somalia

UN declares famine in two Somali states

UN declares famine in two Somali states

Jul 20, 2011

As the UN declares famine in two areas of Somalia Laurie MacGregor reports from the Gedo province, where ACT is providing emergency food relief

Desperation increases in southern Ethiopia

Desperation increases in southern Ethiopia

Jul 15, 2011

A new gallery from ACT Alliance shows the stark realities of life in south Ethiopia

Women slog for miles seeking last drop of water

Women slog for miles seeking last drop of water

Jul 14, 2011

Even in drought-struck Ethiopia, providing water is women's work

SMS from South Ethiopia: cattle are dead, we’ll be next

SMS from South Ethiopia: cattle are dead, we’ll be next

Jul 14, 2011

As the carcasses of drought-starved cattle are burned, Ethiopians worry they'll be next

Anguish as Ethiopians run out of options

Anguish as Ethiopians run out of options

Jul 13, 2011

Extreme drought in south Ethiopia is taking a greater toll than ever before

Africa drought: pressure on Dadaab extends for miles

Africa drought: pressure on Dadaab extends for miles

Jul 13, 2011

Enormous stress on Dadaab refugee camp is going way beyond the camp perimetre

South Sudan: warm welcome to unsteady nation

South Sudan: warm welcome to unsteady nation

Jul 12, 2011

A new state is born.

Horn of Africa drought: 10 million could starve

Horn of Africa drought: 10 million could starve

Jul 08, 2011

Newcomers to Kenya’s Dadaab refugee camp indicate danger of famine

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ACT in action as Syria crisis continues

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Human rights and protection

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