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Award-winning documentary series launches new season with profile of ACT member

Award-winning documentary series launches new season with profile of ACT member

Jan 09, 2013

A profile of Church World Service kicks off the 18th season of a popular U.S. documentary series and features an interview with ACT governing board member, Donna Derr.

One year on, progress visible in Horn of Africa

One year on, progress visible in Horn of Africa

Sep 14, 2012

Last year more than 13 million people were starving in the Horn of Africa. ACT Alliance has not only provided emergency relief to hundreds of thousands, but has worked to better prepare them for a more resilient future.

ACT's emergency response in Somalia and Kenya: a snapshot

ACT's emergency response in Somalia and Kenya: a snapshot

Jul 26, 2011

ACT at work: video about some of the practical steps being taken by ACT Alliance to respond to drought in Kenya and Somalia

This famine knocks on everyone's door

This famine knocks on everyone's door

Jul 22, 2011

ACT aid worker Abdi Egal describes the devastating choices south Somali families are forced to make as they flee the famine

ACT in Somalia

International organisations in Somalia
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About Somalia
  • Population: 9.1 million (UN, 2009)
  • Capital: Mogadishu
  • Area: 637,657sq km (246,201 sq miles)
  • Major languages: Somali, Arabic, Italian, English
  • Major religion: Islam
  • Life expectancy: 48 years (men), 51 years (women)
  • Monetary unit: 1 Somali shilling = 100 cents
  • Main exports: Livestock, bananas, hides, fish
  • GNI per capita: N/A