A mother and her children--newly arrived refugees--carry their belongings through the Dadaab camp in northeastern Kenya. Already the world's world's largest refugee settlement, Dadaab has swelled in recent weeks with tens of thousands of recent arrivals fleeing drought in Somalia. The Lutheran World Federation, a member of the ACT Alliance, is manager of the camp, and in July opened a new extension to begin housing the newest refugees.
ACT Alliance holds the position of Vice-Chair as a Principal of the Steering Committee for Humanitarian Response (SCHR) and has a seat on the boards of the International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA) and the Sphere Project.
In his capacity as representing SCHR, ACT Alliance General Secretary John Nduna is a Standing Invitee of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC).
ACT Alliance is also a member of the CHS Alliance.
The ACT Alliance Secretariat’s continuous improvement in the application of the Core Humanitarian Standard is independently verified by HQAI.