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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South Sudan ceasefire agreement marks start of rebuilding, ACT Alliance says

South Sudan ceasefire agreement marks start of rebuilding, ACT Alliance says

Jan 24, 2014

24 January 2014 - ACT Alliance has applauded the ceasefire agreement for South Sudan signed last night, saying it is the first step toward reconciliation for the troubled country.

ACT response to Andhra Pradesh floods

ACT response to Andhra Pradesh floods

Jan 24, 2014

24 January 2014 - Images of some of the relief distribution by ACT member UELCI following floods in Andhra Pradesh, India in July last year.

South Sudanese refugee: “They stole my wheelchair – I crawled for 20 hours”

South Sudanese refugee: “They stole my wheelchair – I crawled for 20 hours”

Jan 17, 2014

17 January 2014 - Disabled people have a particularly hard time fleeing violence in their native South Sudan for the safety of a camp in a neighbouring country. When Paul Maguet’s wheelchair was stolen, he was forced to crawl for miles.

Uganda camp report, South Sudan refugees

Uganda camp report, South Sudan refugees

Jan 15, 2014

15 January 2014 - a short video report from DCA/LWF on the situation in Adjumani refugee camp with a huge influx of South Sudanese refugees.

South Sudanese refugee influx deepens demand for aid

South Sudanese refugee influx deepens demand for aid

Jan 12, 2014

12 January 2014 - In just three days, the number of refugees entering Adjumani in north Uganda from South Sudan has doubled, bringing the figure to a total of 24,105 refugees. The influx puts huge pressure on Ugandan camps and calls for an upswing in humanitarian response.

South Sudanese refugees in Uganda

South Sudanese refugees in Uganda

Jan 10, 2014

10 January 2014 - Some 32,000 people have crossed the borders of South Sudan looking for refuge, there are arrivals daily in camps where ACT members are working in Uganda.

ACT Alliance appeals for security in CAR

ACT Alliance appeals for security in CAR

Jan 09, 2014

9 January 2014 - Intense fighting in the Central African Republic is proving a major hindrance to relief efforts aimed at reaching the 2.2 million people needing emergency assistance.

South Sudanese refugees flow into Kenya

South Sudanese refugees flow into Kenya

Jan 08, 2014

8 January 2014 - Recent estimates put the number of internally displaced people from the conflict in South Sudan at over 200,000. Refugees are arriving at Kakuma camp in Kenya as well as Uganda and Ethiopia.

LWF Providing Assistance in Central African Republic Crisis

LWF Providing Assistance in Central African Republic Crisis

Jan 08, 2014

8 January 2014 - The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) Department for World Service (DWS) is providing emergency assistance to thousands of people fleeing the violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) that heightened at the end of 2013.

Cambodia floods response continues

Cambodia floods response continues

Jan 03, 2014

Recent flooding in Cambodia has been overshadowed by emergencies in India, The Philippines, Central African Republic and South Sudan, but the suffering caused by the floods has been extensive.

ACT Alliance prepares for influx of South Sudanese refugees

ACT Alliance prepares for influx of South Sudanese refugees

Dec 30, 2013

30 December 2013 - ACT Alliance has today launched three preliminary appeals to assist refugees from South Sudan in Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda as civilians begin to flee for safety to neighbouring countries.

ACT Alliance urges peaceful resolution to the political conflict in South Sudan

ACT Alliance urges peaceful resolution to the political conflict in South Sudan

Dec 23, 2013

23 December 2013 - Global humanitarian and development organisation ACT Alliance has called for South Sudan’s political leaders to commit to peaceful dialogue so that no more civilians will become victims of the political fighting.

ACT Alliance calls for urgent protection of civilians in South Sudan

ACT Alliance calls for urgent protection of civilians in South Sudan

Dec 20, 2013

20 December 2013 - With hundreds killed in the last week as violence escalates in South Sudan, global humanitarian and development organisation ACT Alliance has called on the country’s government and the United Nations to urgently step up protection efforts as civilians flee for their lives.

ACT Alliance calls for protection of citizens in collapsed Central African Republic

ACT Alliance calls for protection of citizens in collapsed Central African Republic

Dec 19, 2013

19 December 2013 - ACT Alliance calls for protection of citizens in collapsed Central African Republic

YEU providing psychosocial care after Haiyan

YEU providing psychosocial care after Haiyan

Dec 18, 2013

18 December 2013 - ACT member YEU has been providing psychosocial care to survivors of Typhoon Haiyan

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