Member News

Vanuatu Cyclone Emergency Appeal

Vanuatu food prep
22 Aug 2017
Emergency Background ACT member ABM launched an emergency appeal in May, 2017, seeking to raise $20,000 to assist the Anglican Church of Melanesia – Vanuatu’s (ACOMV) relief and recovery effort [...]

Deaf students in Kakuma aim for the sky

18 Aug 2017
ACT member LWF integrates students with disabilities into schools in the refugee camp Abdulbagi (17) wants to be a pilot when he finishes school, his friend Maliah (18) plans to [...]

“An alarming situation”

Susan Muis Regional Program Coordinator Central Africa (CAR, Chad, DRC) and Global Security Adviser for LWF World Service speaking at the United Nations in Geneva on 8 July. Along with a group of Non Governmental Organization in Geneva she spoke at a briefing to member States by NGOs such as Save the Children, Care, Action Contre la Faim and the INGO Forum on the Neglected Crises in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the Central African Republic (CAR).
18 Aug 2017
NGO Briefing to UN member states about Central African Republic and Democratic Republic of Congo In 2016, the Central African Republic (CAR) , where half of the population is in [...]

“I feel honoured to host the DRC refugees”

Senior chief with his headmen at new camp site in Lovua performing their traditional ritals blessing the site
17 Aug 2017
Senior chief in Angola’s Lunda Norte province speaks about refugee crisis in his country “I feel honoured by the government´s decision to host the refugees from the Democratic Republic of [...]

Hosting the Sphere Handbook Revision Consultations in Asia

Sphere Consultation Asia invitation
10 Jun 2017
Community World Service Asia is organizing three Consultations for the Sphere Handbook revision process in Kabul (28th May), Islamabad (1st June) and Bangkok (6th June). The purpose is to engage [...]

Sumitra stitching her wounds: Nepal earthquake response

Sumitra stitching clothes in her shop. The shop has been set up fromt he cash support she recieved from Christian Aid.2
11 May 2017
A group of ladies is crowded in front of Sumitra Thamis’s (33) house in Dolakha District, as if a gathering is taking place.  Sumitra is actually stitching clothes in her [...]

The multiple faces of inequality in Latin America and the Caribbean

10 May 2017
A new report by ACT member Christian Aid released today called ‘The Scandal of Inequality: the multiples faces of inequality in Latin America and the Caribbean’  highlights that inequality in [...]

A house with columns of rebar

The family checks out their new house. Credit: CWS
26 Apr 2017
ACT member CWS and partners are helping to repair and rebuild houses that have been damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Matthew in the commune of Jean Rabel in Haiti’s Northwest [...]

SDG 2 “ZERO HUNGER”: Religion is an important factor for change

Credit: DCA
12 Apr 2017
  “Social norms and practices regarding the production and consumption of food must be taken into consideration since these are influenced and shaped to some degree by religious values.”  This [...]

Drought in the Horn of Africa: The challenge to respond with a mindset of emergency

Credit: Assegid Gedamu
05 Apr 2017
A couple of weeks ago, I visited Borana area in Southern Ethiopia. I travelled to the different Kebeles “villages” of Yabello, Miyo, Elowaye and Moyale districts. One can easily witness the [...]
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