Member News

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 [...]
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