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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.
Northern Uganda
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 [...]

Overwhelming needs of refugees in Northern Uganda

LWF compound in Palorinya refugee camp, Moyo district, Uganda.
Northern Uganda
South Sudan refugee crisis
15 February 2017
Photos: LWF/ C. Kästner
consent given
13 Mar 2017
MOYO, Uganda, 28 February 2017 (LWF) – “This is the largest refugee crisis in Africa, and the third largest in the world. How many thousands have to come, how many [...]

ACT member LWF supports communities in Angola secure their land rights

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09 Feb 2017
(LWI) – “Land is so important to us, all our rights come from the land,” Joao*, president of the Farmers’ association in Chinganga Moises Village, Angola, says. “Having land ensures [...]

Concern about situation in South Sudan

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09 Feb 2017
Atrocities and impending famine in war-torn country (14.12.2016) – ACT member The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) is urgently calling for more support to help the victims of the resurging civil [...]

Women’s cooperative against gender-based violence in Nepal

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02 Feb 2017
(8.12.2016) – When neighbors attack her verbally, Rita Lama now presses the record button on her mobile phone.  “The recording is evidence if I have to fight a case in [...]

Looking at the needs of refugees with disabilities

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02 Feb 2017
(3.12.2016) – In a way, life in Za’atari refugee camp is not so different from life at home for Ahmed Bahar*, 22. Four years ago he fled his hometown Da’ara [...]

Life after a land mine

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02 Feb 2017
ACT Alliance member LWF supports survivors in Colombia – International day of people with disabilities (3.12.2016) – He should have listened to the bird, Cristo Perez says of the little [...]

ACT Alliance member LWF General Secretary visits Chad

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26 Jan 2017
Attention and innovative solutions are needed to address a protracted crisis (LWI) – The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) General Secretary Rev. Dr Martin Junge visited the LWF country program in [...]
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