ACT News

Towards enabling civil society space

ACT Alliance event in San Salvador with Dr. Rigoberta Menchu
ACT/Sean Hawkey
25 Jul 2014

Members of the regional ACT South America Forum and Central America and Caribbean Forum undertook a joint advocacy initiative in July 2014 to grow civil society space and south-to-south cooperation, with a dialogue event in El Salvador. In attendance were Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchú, El Salvador’s Vice Chancellor and Vice Minister of the […]

Attacks on innocent civilians in Israel oPt conflict must stop says ACT Alliance

Present and past: the destruction in Gaza today is reminiscent of that left by the February 2011 air strikes (pictured above) on the area
ACT/Paul Jeffrey
11 Jul 2014

Press Release – International humanitarian and development organisation ACT Alliance has condemned the attacks on civilians and called on the international community to act immediately to stop the escalating violence between Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory. The Alliance is calling for an urgent ceasefire, followed by intensive diplomatic intervention involving all parties including the […]

Christian Aid responds to Nigeria conflict that has displaced 50,000

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07 Jul 2014

Partners of ACT member Christian Aid are providing emergency support to some 50,000 people who have fled a conflict in the north central state of Benue in Nigeria. The violence is the latest outbreak of a long-running land dispute between local farmers and groups of nomadic Fulani cattle herders. Clashes between Fulani and Jukun communities […]

Ebola leaves football fans in the dark

Photo: ACT/ICCO/Evert van Bodegom
26 Jun 2014

Football lovers in Gbalamuya village in Kambia county, Sierra Leone, a region bordering Guinea, are at a loss this football season as they are forced to forgo their favourite matches on the big screen. They are gripped by fear of the vicious Ebola virus. Their concern stems from the fact the disease is primarily spread […]

Keep up the climate momentum

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15 Jun 2014

Photo: ACT/Sean Hawkey   United Nations climate change talks in Bonn (Germany) have been suspended on a positive note, with countries closer to agreeing a new global climate deal next year that would put a reign on runaway climate change. It follows recent signals from the US and Mexico of carbon emission cuts, as well […]

Commemorating 10 years in Darfur

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08 Jun 2014

2014 marked the 10th anniversary of ACT’s programme of work in Darfur in partnership with Caritas. The UN has described Sudan’s western Darfur region as one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world, with 300,000 people having been killed and 2.3 million violently displaced. Current estimates say 1.2 million Darfuris live in camps and […]

The HIA delegation in Belarus

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03 Jun 2014

Strengthening the dialogue between civil and religious relations, and strengthening the sector is a priority objective of the development project in Belarus by the HIA recently launched. The spirit of these objectives will be a few days to visit as well, which Aniko Levai, the Lehel Relief Organization Goodwill Ambassador Laszlo and the organization’s CEO […]

Hope for landslide survivors in Afghanistan

Mehrabudin and his surviving children in temporary shelter after the landslide
Photo: ACT/CWS-PA
30 May 2014

Friday, May 30, 2014 Mehrabudin and his surviving children in temporary shelter after the landslide “It was Friday, and I was out looking for daily work. I waited until around noon where labourers gather to find daily work,” recalls Mehrabudin, a resident of a village  in Argo District, Badakhshan, Afghanistan. “On that day, no-one selected […]

Homes and hearts rebuilt in wake of huge city fire

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19 May 2014

Child survivors of the fires that razed 10 Chilean hill neighbourhoods a month ago will have the chance to relax and express their feelings through a children’s programme run by ACT. Working through activity books titled ‘My Fire’, children aged six to 10 will soon be able to tell their own stories of the devastating […]

Central African Republic refugee influx to Cameroon

Romain Monsieur, FCA Programme Coordinator in CAR, while unloading a full truck of school kits supplied by Unicef at FCA office in CAR for distribution in schools.
08 Apr 2014

Violence associated with the Anti-Balaka insurrection in the Central African Republic (CAR) led to a sharp increase in refugees fleeing to Cameroon in early 2014. Although the fighting is between two religious groups – the Christian AntiBalaka and the Muslim Séléka rebels – and is often presented as a religious conflict, the violence is underpinned […]

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