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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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.

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.

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ACT in action as Syria crisis continues

ACT in action as Syria crisis continues

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