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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As Syrian conflict mounts, refugee numbers likely to exceed UN estimates

As Syrian conflict mounts, refugee numbers likely to exceed UN estimates

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.

Philippines’ fishing communities seek sustainable solutions to chronic flooding

Philippines’ fishing communities seek sustainable solutions to chronic flooding

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.

Deminer returns to site of accident in Libya

Deminer returns to site of accident in Libya

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.

International community must step up for Syrian civilians

International community must step up for Syrian civilians

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.

Conflict in Mali threatens to deepen humanitarian crisis across Sahel

Conflict in Mali threatens to deepen humanitarian crisis across Sahel

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.

Syrian refugees welcomed to Lebanon amidst political tensions

Syrian refugees welcomed to Lebanon amidst political tensions

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.

Syrians forge solidarity to survive harsh winter in Jordan

Syrians forge solidarity to survive harsh winter in Jordan

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.

Syrians inside capital city cope with lives changed

Syrians inside capital city cope with lives changed

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.

Back donors enhance capacity of aid and development work

Back donors enhance capacity of aid and development work

Jan 16, 2013

The benefits of working with back donors go beyond funding relief and development work.

Aid community marks three years since Haiti quake

Aid community marks three years since Haiti quake

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.

Typhoon Bopha survivors face long road to recovery

Typhoon Bopha survivors face long road to recovery

Jan 03, 2013

The Philip­pines is prone to trop­i­cal storms and ty­phoons, typ­i­cally ex­pe­ri­encing about 20 typhoons per year. Bopha, however, was exceptionally strong.

Filipinos better prepared for Typhoon Bopha

Filipinos better prepared for Typhoon Bopha

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.

Flood victims assisted in Chad

Flood victims assisted in Chad

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.

New arrivals translate into growing needs in Ugandan camp

New arrivals translate into growing needs in Ugandan camp

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.

ACT general secretary visits Syrian refugees

ACT general secretary visits Syrian refugees

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.

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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

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Capacity Development

Capacity Development

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Quality and Accountability

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