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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World Renew linking relief and rehabilitation with development

World Renew linking relief and rehabilitation with development

May 31, 2013

31 May 2013 - ACT member World Renew links short-term humanitarian interventions with longer-term development to ensure that the injection of resources impacts on long term goals in Niger.

Community resilience features at disaster summit

Community resilience features at disaster summit

May 24, 2013

As this year’s Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction conference comes to an end, ACT Alliance and its members resolve to work even harder to build the resilience of communities towards disasters and the impacts of climate change.

ACT Alliance awards best work to mitigate the effects of climate change

ACT Alliance awards best work to mitigate the effects of climate change

May 22, 2013

The ACT Alliance Climate Change Award for 2013 was given May 21st to RDRS Bangladesh for best practice in its project, alleviating poverty through disaster risk reduction, which has been implemented in North West part of Bangladesh.

Human rights key to lasting peace in Colombia

Human rights key to lasting peace in Colombia

May 02, 2013

Colombia's recent progress in promoting human rights is promising, but the country still has a long way to go in meeting its obligations in this area.

Earthquake survivors to receive essential supplies

Earthquake survivors to receive essential supplies

Apr 20, 2013

Humanitarian organisations assess damage from the powerful April 20 earthquake and prepare to bring relief supplies to the region.

In the wake of the Arab Spring, Egyptians must navigate harsh new realities

In the wake of the Arab Spring, Egyptians must navigate harsh new realities

Apr 19, 2013

19 April 2013 - The democratic uprisings across the Middle East have produced huge economic ripples in the region, forcing many Egyptians working abroad to return to their home communities, which are in desperate need of revitalisation.

Six stories chronicle lives renewed after years of calamitous Pakistani floods

Six stories chronicle lives renewed after years of calamitous Pakistani floods

Apr 04, 2013

Read stories reported from the field that describe the impacts of ongoing support to flood-affected Pakistani communities since 2010.

Unequal access to clean water threatens international peace

Unequal access to clean water threatens international peace

Mar 22, 2013

Unequal access to clean water still remains one of the world’s biggest abuses of human rights and challenges to development – creating millions of avoidable illnesses and deaths every year.

Mozambique rises above devastating flood waters

Mozambique rises above devastating flood waters

Mar 14, 2013

In the wake of heavy floods, ACT Mozambique has moved quickly to help meet not only the short-term needs of affected communities, but also to reduce their vulnerabilities to future natural disasters.

Ten years in Darfur translate to hundreds of thousands of lives saved

Ten years in Darfur translate to hundreds of thousands of lives saved

Mar 13, 2013

Ten years ago, ACT Alliance and Caritas teamed up in Darfur to provide life-saving essentials, health care and education to hundreds of thousands of civilians fleeing violence. Read what else has been accomplished in the last decade.

Governments must accelerate efforts to eradicate violence against women

Governments must accelerate efforts to eradicate violence against women

Mar 06, 2013

UN member states must fulfil their obligations to tackle the causes and consequences of widespread violence against women and girls – which have devastating effects not only on victims, but also on progress toward sustainable international peace and development.

Facing down ostracism, lepers live with dignity in Darfur

Facing down ostracism, lepers live with dignity in Darfur

Feb 28, 2013

Stricken with a deforming disease, forced to flee bullets and their homes, ostracised even in a camp for displaced people, leprosy patients receive the support they need.

Innovative programme helps Syrian Armenians adjust to new life in ancestral home

Innovative programme helps Syrian Armenians adjust to new life in ancestral home

Feb 27, 2013

27 February 2013 - Fleeing Syria to escape violence, thousands of Syrian Armenians have sought refuge in their ancestral home. A new voucher system enables them to buy essential items.

Ten years on, Darfuris still arriving at camps

Ten years on, Darfuris still arriving at camps

Feb 26, 2013

Newly uprooted Darfuris continue to arrive in camps after shooting and violence drove them from their homes in recent weeks.

Faces of Darfur reveal realities of camp life

Faces of Darfur reveal realities of camp life

Feb 20, 2013

See the human impact of nutrition, water, medical and other programmes in the faces of Darfur civilians living in camps for the internally displaced.

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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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