Feb 19, 2013
As the bitter battle for Damascus intensifies and its impact increasingly spills across national borders, ACT Alliance expects that even more than 1.1 million Syrian refugees will seek safety in neighbouring countries before June 1 this year – thereby surpassing the latest UN estimates.
Feb 04, 2013
Tired of being victims to annual flood waters that inundate their houses, residents of several villages along the shore of the largest lake in the Philippines are organising to either stop the flooding or find viable alternatives for their families.
Feb 01, 2013
Just over a year ago, the mine clearance specialist Fred Pavey had his right hand blown off while attempting to neutralise a Chinese mine in Libya. Now he is returning to help finish the work he started.
Jan 30, 2013
With reports that a fresh wave of 21,000 Syrians had arrived in Jordan's Za’atari camp in the last week of January alone, the international community must pledge the funds needed to address this mounting crisis.
Jan 28, 2013
The conflict in Mali is creating a new wave of civilian displacement that is straining already scarce resources and deepening the humanitarian crisis in Mali and neighbouring countries.
Jan 21, 2013
Syrians continue to flee the incessant violence in their own country for safety across the border. Yet in neighbouring Lebanon, no formal refugee camps exist to assist them.
Jan 16, 2013
As Syria’s civil war drags on, those who have fled the violence for neighboring countries face an increasingly difficult time surviving as winter storms bring snow and freezing temperatures to much of the region.
Jan 16, 2013
Damascus used to be one of the safest cities in the Middle East. Now people do not dare to go out after sunset.
Jan 16, 2013
The benefits of working with back donors go beyond funding relief and development work.
Jan 12, 2013
While the effects of Haiti's devastating earthquake are still being felt, pockets of progress provide cause for optimism, according to this podcast.
Jan 03, 2013
The Philippines is prone to tropical storms and typhoons, typically experiencing about 20 typhoons per year. Bopha, however, was exceptionally strong.
Dec 10, 2012
Filipinos were much better prepared for last week's typhoon than they have been during previous years thanks to disaster risk reduction initiatives.
Dec 06, 2012
Tens of thousands of people have been affected by flooding in parts of central, eastern and southern Chad following heavy rains in July and August this year.
Dec 05, 2012
Continued fighting between rebel forces and the government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has resulted in growing numbers of Congolese refugees in Uganda and Rwanda.
Dec 04, 2012
As the Syrian refugee crisis escalates, ACT General Secretary John Nduna compels the international community to redouble its efforts to provide essential, life-saving services.