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 Alliance achieves HAP certification

ACT Alliance achieves HAP certification

Oct 23, 2013

23 October 2013- ACT is the first alliance secretariat to comply with the 2010 Standard in Accountability and Quality Management by the Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (HAP) International

'The largest cyclone you never heard of'

'The largest cyclone you never heard of'

Oct 21, 2013

21 October 2013 - low death count means low media coverage, but damage, suffering and need is massive.

Circus training in Za'atari refugee camp

Circus training in Za'atari refugee camp

Oct 18, 2013

18 October 2013 - In Zaatari refugee camp Topi Hurtig and a team of circus trainers teach juggling, acrobatics and clownery to young Syrian refugees.

Phailin: cyclone damage is extensive

Phailin: cyclone damage is extensive

Oct 14, 2013

14 October 2013 - ACT organisations say that millions of people need humanitarian assistance for basic foodstuffs and rebuilding after cyclone Phailin destroyed homes and livelihoods in eastern India.

Phailin: lives saved but livelihoods lost

Phailin: lives saved but livelihoods lost

Oct 13, 2013

13 October 2012 - Loss of life was minimised by good disaster preparedness but extremely poor communities have lost their homes and livelihoods.

ACT appeal in time for Jordanian influx

ACT appeal in time for Jordanian influx

Oct 03, 2013

03 October 2013 - ACT Alliance members are expanding support to Syrian refugees and host communities in Jordan in light of forecasts that large numbers of refugees could cross the border in the coming months.

Learn to manage security in humanitarian aid

Learn to manage security in humanitarian aid

Sep 19, 2013

19 September 2013 - Global Conference on the Role of Security Risk Management in Effective Humanitarian Aid

ACT Alliance urges political solutions on Syria

ACT Alliance urges political solutions on Syria

Aug 30, 2013

30 August 2013 - Only one solution to the Syria situation exists: that parties come together around the negotiating table and talk

ACT condemns Syrian 'gas attack'

ACT condemns Syrian 'gas attack'

Aug 23, 2013

23 August 2013 - The alleged use of chemicals weapons in a rebel-held suburb of Damascus must be investigated, ACT says.

World Humanitarian Day 2013

World Humanitarian Day 2013

Aug 19, 2013

19 August 2013 - Local aid workers can face unacceptable risks as they carry out their jobs. ACT calls on greater protection for local partners.

Refugee influx strains new Uganda camp

Refugee influx strains new Uganda camp

Jul 26, 2013

A massive influx of refugees over just two days puts pressure on a new refugee camp. ACT member the Lutheran World Federation is on the ground supplying life-saving care.

ACT helps revive troubled north Mali city

ACT helps revive troubled north Mali city

Jul 23, 2013

ACT programmes bring hope to northern Mali city of Timbuktu, beseiged by jihadi hardliners before being liberated by French forces

Mali’s displaced people face uncertain future

Mali’s displaced people face uncertain future

Jul 10, 2013

Thousands of Malians wonder whether to stay put or take a chance on life back home

Images of Mt Rokatenda and IDPs

Images of Mt Rokatenda and IDPs

Jun 28, 2013

A few images of recent work by ACT member YEU in Indonesia

Fierce storms trap pilgrims and hill people

Fierce storms trap pilgrims and hill people

Jun 21, 2013

Rescuers in India's flooded northern regions are struggling to reach thousands of religious visitors and local communities alike

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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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