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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LWF South Sudanese staff registered as refugees in Uganda

LWF South Sudanese staff registered as refugees in Uganda

Mar 11, 2014

11 March, 2014 - Some of the very people helping refugees fleeing violence in South Sudan are themselves survivors of the conflict. John and Peter are two who escaped their homes to seek refugee in Uganda. Now they support the LWF’s emergency response in Uganda

Life-saving water to South Sudanese refugees in Uganda

Life-saving water to South Sudanese refugees in Uganda

Mar 11, 2014

11 March, 2014 - Water and sanitation facilities are urgently needed in Uganda for refugees fleeing fighting in South Sudan

Hope for a bright future in Adjumani

Hope for a bright future in Adjumani

Mar 11, 2014

11 March, 2014 - In Adjumani, north Uganda, South Sudanese women and children make up the bulk of the new arrivals

Meeting needs of refugees fleeing violence

Meeting needs of refugees fleeing violence

Mar 11, 2014

11 March, 2014 - ACT Alliance member Lutheran World Federation was among the first to arrive in Adjumani, north Uganda, to respond to the huge influx of refugees from South Sudan

CLAI calls for end to antidemocratic violence in Venezuela

CLAI calls for end to antidemocratic violence in Venezuela

Feb 28, 2014

28 February, 2014 - In a letter to the Churches in Venezuela the General Secretary of the Latin American Council of Churches, CLAI, a member of the ACT Alliance, expresses condemnation of the illegal and anti-democratic intentions of the opposition in Venezuela to bring about regime change using violence.

Yolanda (Haiyan) - the ACT response

Yolanda (Haiyan) - the ACT response

Feb 27, 2014

27 February 2014 - Typhoon Haiyan, known locally as Yolanda, ravaged a wide swath of the Philippines in November 2013. ACT Alliance member agencies and their local partners responded heroically to the humanitarian crisis.

Nduna makes whirlwind tour of typhoon-hit areas

Nduna makes whirlwind tour of typhoon-hit areas

Feb 19, 2014

19 February, 2014 - ACT Alliance head, General Secretary John Nduna, has toured areas of the Philippines recovering from typhoon Haiyan

Escape from South Sudan: Abraham's story

Escape from South Sudan: Abraham's story

Feb 13, 2014

13 February 2014-Thirty years after fleeing his hometown, Abraham Jongroor arrived back in Bor - now part of South Sudan - on the very day violence erupted again

ACT member offering care to Homs evacuees

ACT member offering care to Homs evacuees

Feb 13, 2014

13 February 2014-Evacuees from the besieged Syrian city of Homs are being welcomed to safety by an ACT member with food, medical care, transport and shelter

The majority are children

The majority are children

Feb 12, 2014

12 February 2014 - ACT's National Council of Churches of Kenya is working tirelessly to expand the Kakuma refugee camp ready for new arrivals from South Sudan, most of which are under 18 years

A Long Walk to Safety: story of an asylum seeker from South Sudan

A Long Walk to Safety: story of an asylum seeker from South Sudan

Feb 11, 2014

11 February 2014 - Nyagnet Req, the mother of 7 children living in the town of Malakal, South Sudan, recalls how on 13 January 2014 she fled the country in what she can only describe as “the worst day of her life”

Responding to military diplacements in Catacumbo, Colombia

Responding to military diplacements in Catacumbo, Colombia

Feb 06, 2014

6 February 2014 - The story of Catacumbo is a story of repression and forced displacement, one where ACT has supported its member organisation Iglesia Presbiteriana de Colombia, IPC, to provide humanitarian assistance to victims.

ACT responds to Typhoon Haiyan in The Philippines

ACT responds to Typhoon Haiyan in The Philippines

Jan 31, 2014

31 January 2014 - A short video by talented videographer Ville Asikainen from ACT member FinnChurchAid

The Road to Resilience

The Road to Resilience

Jan 30, 2014

30 January 2014 - Christian Aid’s resilient livelihoods learning space encourages readers to explore how vulnerable and marginalised people around the world can build thriving livelihoods that are resilient to the many risks they are exposed to.

Big River Rising

Big River Rising

Jan 30, 2014

30 January 2014 - Located on the Pacific Ring of Fire, the Philippines is a country living on the edge of disaster.

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ACT in action as Syria crisis continues

ACT in action as Syria crisis continues

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