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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Libya: If you bomb a place, clean it up

Libya: If you bomb a place, clean it up

Jun 17, 2011

Protecting civilians from the remnants of war

While war rages around Libyan city, ACT launches demining programme

While war rages around Libyan city, ACT launches demining programme

Jun 14, 2011

Navigating through a picket of NATO warships posted off the Libyan coast, an ACT Alliance demining team sailed into the besieged city of Misrata

Libya: migrants flee, injured evacuated

Libya: migrants flee, injured evacuated

Jun 14, 2011

Forces loyal to Gadhafi have Misrata surrounded on three sides, and the only access to the city is by sea

Security and safety awareness

Security and safety awareness

ACT Alliance works to ensure the security and safety of humanitarians across the globe

Colombia: heavy rain adds another layer of misery

Colombia: heavy rain adds another layer of misery

May 27, 2011

Colombians caught up in decades of conflict are now enduring months of endless rain and landslides

Darfur: water interventions protect women

Darfur: water interventions protect women

May 26, 2011

In South and West Darfur, women and girls walk shorter distances to collect water

Annual Report 2010

Annual Report 2010

May 26, 2011

Download the report and be inspired by ACT's work in 2010

Colombia: amid conflict, the worst floods in history

Colombia: amid conflict, the worst floods in history

May 26, 2011

ACT members respond in communities doubly-affected by decades of conflict and devastating flood waters

Sudan: ACT calls for peace in troubled Abyei

Sudan: ACT calls for peace in troubled Abyei

May 26, 2011

Most of the civilian population has fled, carrying few belongings

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.

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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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