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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Psychosocial care in Kakuma

Psychosocial care in Kakuma

Dec 11, 2013

11 December 2013 - A twenty minute film about work in the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya, made by the Church of Sweden, focusing on the work of LWF.

Syria's Refugee Children Face Rising Risk of Malnutrition

Syria's Refugee Children Face Rising Risk of Malnutrition

Dec 09, 2013

9 December 2013 - At first glance, Amira looks like a docile little infant cradled in the protective arms of her teenage sister. But Amira is not an infant.

A month after Haiyan: Cebu survived

A month after Haiyan: Cebu survived

Dec 08, 2013

8 December 2013 - No-one could predict the storm would be that powerful. A month ago, the village leaders in the area of Medellin in northern Cebu island in central Philippines had been summoned to a meeting at the town hall – people had to be warned.

ACT relief reaching Haiyan survivors – but more is needed

ACT relief reaching Haiyan survivors – but more is needed

Nov 22, 2013

22 November 2013 - By the light of a dozen torches and two motorcycle lamps, the residents of Hernani, a district of east Samar wrecked by typhoon Haiyan, collect parcels of food that will sustain them for a week.

The tree of life - a Typhoon Haiyan survivor's account

The tree of life - a Typhoon Haiyan survivor's account

Nov 20, 2013

20 November 2013 - Maria Sol is a resident of Basey, Samar. She was one of the many survivors of typhoon “Yolanda’s” (international name: Haiyan) onslaught. She thought her family was prepared for the coming of the super typhoon as they survived many storms before, but they were unprepared for what came to pass. They found themselves hanging for their life onto a coconut tree.

Deaths in Philippines continue in typhoon wake

Deaths in Philippines continue in typhoon wake

Nov 15, 2013

15 November 2013 - Food supplies from aid agencies, foreign governments and Filipino authorities are reaching hard-hit regions of the country, yet the situation for many people remains dire and deaths continue.

Packages of relief – and love – for Haiyan typhoon survivors

Packages of relief – and love – for Haiyan typhoon survivors

Nov 14, 2013

14 November 2013 - Working until 2am, scores of volunteers weigh rice and dried beans, count tins of sardines, packets of biscuits and bottles of cooking oil before carefully packing food parcels destined for families devastated by Typhoon Haiyan.

ACT Alliance issues $14m appeal to help rehabilitate  typhoon Haiyan victims

ACT Alliance issues $14m appeal to help rehabilitate typhoon Haiyan victims

Nov 13, 2013

13 November 2013 - ACT Alliance has today issued a $14m preliminary appeal as its members carry out life-saving work and longer term rehabilitation efforts with victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

Haiyan devastation highlighted at COP19 opening

Haiyan devastation highlighted at COP19 opening

Nov 11, 2013

11 November 2013 - Top climate officials referred continually to super typhoon Haiyan as they opened major UN climate talks in Warsaw, Poland, this morning.

ACT Alliance heads into Philippines disaster area following massive-scale destruction of super typhoon Haiyan

ACT Alliance heads into Philippines disaster area following massive-scale destruction of super typhoon Haiyan

Nov 10, 2013

10 November 2013 - In one of the worst recorded typhoons in history reported to have killed at least 1,200 people with the death toll expected to rise and left hundreds of thousands displaced in the Philippines, ACT members will tomorrow take a three-person humanitarian assistance team to one of the worst-hit areas to identify immediate needs.

Better prepared than Bopha but “chaos” expected

Better prepared than Bopha but “chaos” expected

Nov 09, 2013

9 November 2013 - ACT Alliance members are rushing to respond to super typhoon Haiyan, as people take shelter from the storm surges, waves and winds of up to 300km/hr that are battering the Philippines.

Cambodia, widespread damage and waterlogging

Cambodia, widespread damage and waterlogging

Nov 05, 2013

5 November 2013 - widespread waterlogging prevents new crops being sown after harvest is lost.

Waves of new refugees into Uganda from DRC

Waves of new refugees into Uganda from DRC

Nov 04, 2013

4 November 2013 - A military campaign against M23 rebels in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has forced tens of thousands of refugees into Uganda.

Cyclone Phailin: a million left homeless

Cyclone Phailin: a million left homeless

Oct 29, 2013

A million people have been made homeless by cyclone Phailin.

Cambodia: ACT's coordinated response to floods

Cambodia: ACT's coordinated response to floods

Oct 25, 2013

25 October 2013 - Typhoons have caused severe flooding in Cambodia. The Mekong and other major rivers have overflowed, ACT is appealing for $1m.

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ACT in action as Syria crisis continues

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