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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 [...]

Empowerment for former bonded laborers in Nepal

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27 Mar 2017
(LWF) It was a foggy November morning in Kailali district, western Nepal, when Basanti Chaudhary (32) received a phone call. Her brother-in-law told her that she had won the N-Peace [...]

The slow road to recovery after hurricane Matthew

Ein Junge hat Wasser fuer die Familie an einer Wasserversorgung durch Norwegian Church Aid (NCA)  in einem kleinen Dorf nahe Les Cayes am 14.10.16 geholt. Foto: Thomas Lohnes fuer Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe

After the storm clean drinking water is scarce. The people have to be supplied with clean drinking water and the sanitation has to be repaired. Wells and toilets were destroyed by the hurricane Matthew. The water is polluted and there is a great danger that diseases such as cholera can break out. First cholera cases have been reported. Matthew had heavily devastated the southern half of Haiti on Tuesday last week. According to preliminary information from the authorities, 372 people were killed. Some regions are still cut off from the rest of the country. In some cities 80 per cent of the houses are destroyed or damaged, according to aid organizations.
27 Mar 2017
A community-based approach helps the people of Haiti get back on their feet (LWI) At the height of hurricane Matthew, Polonne Jean-Louis, 50, and her six children found shelter in [...]

ACT member DanChurchAid Nepal celebrates International Women’s Day with a photography and short film competition

Asha Khedka, a social mobilizer for the ACT Alliance, talks with women in Sanogoan, Nepal.  Credit: Paul Jeffrey
23 Mar 2017
  Commitment to combat gender inequality is a crucial and consistent core value for ACT Alliance member DanChurchAid and recognised as a cross cutting commitment. DCA aims to transform social, economic [...]

ACT member supports survivors of gender-based violence in South Sudan

LWF compound in Palorinya refugee camp, Moyo district, Uganda.
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South Sudan refugee crisis
15 February 2017
Photos: LWF/ C. Kästner
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13 Mar 2017
“A total absence of law” Amina* was lying under a palm tree when a caseworker from ACT member The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) found her. The teen had been covering [...]
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