ACT News

Taking health care to Pakistan flood survivors

16 Sep 2014

Floods in Pakistan that have affected over 1.12 million people, have also taken out large health care centres and hospitals, leaving survivors with little or no medical care. The country’s national disaster management authority says that nearly 260 people have been killed by the torrential rainfall and at least twice that number of people left […]

Recovery from Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines

08 Sep 2014

In the aftermath of the November 2013 typhoon that displaced 4 million people, destroyed 1 million homes, and damaged livelihoods across nine provinces in the central Philippines, ACT members overcame many challenges to reach an estimated 1 million survivors in recovery efforts this year. As the strongest typhoon ever to make landfall, Haiyan left behind […]

Conflict survivors in Kenya

08 Sep 2014

A series of unexpected attacks in Kenya’s Lamu County left 5,574 people internally displaced. Terror inflicted by militant groups included arbitrary killings, sexual violence, looting of property and livestock, and other gross human rights violations. Many women told the ACT Kenya Forum their stories of the extreme violence, describing how they had to watch their […]

Violence in Iraq becoming a runaway crisis, says ACT Alliance

14 Aug 2014

ChristianAid UK and Ireland: PRESS RELEASE Over 1.5 million people are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance in Iraq and the number is set to increase says international humanitarian and development network ACT Alliance, as the Islamic State continues its encroachment in the region. Since the group’s violent take-over of large swaths of land in […]

Combatting drought and food insecurity in Somalia

08 Aug 2014

Nearly 1 million people in Somalia were reported to be in need of life-saving help in 2014, 300,000 of whom were malnourished children. Exacerbating the food situation, Somalia was also dealing with military offensives and threats from insurgents. The UNHCR estimated that 50,000 people were internally displaced in the first quarter of 2014 alone, with […]

Displacement and return in the DRC

07 Aug 2014

Historical violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) between 1994 and 2003 led to the loss of an estimated 5 million lives. While violence has subsided to a large extent, in 2014 renewed conflict in the country displaced an estimated 150,000 households, many of them crossing the border to Uganda. But the gradual restoration […]

Responding to drought in Central America

03 Aug 2014

Climate change and the “El Niño” phenomenon of unusually warm ocean temperatures in the equatorial Pacific, saw Central America plagued by drought this year. The lack of water damaged the staple corn and bean crops across the region, reducing harvests by up to 90 per cent in some areas and pushing hundreds of thousands of […]

Child migrants in Honduras

03 Aug 2014

Some 61,500 illegal child and adolescent migrants, many coming from Honduras and El Salvador, were caught on the southern border of the United States by US migration authorities between October 2013 and July 2014. More than 13,000 of them were subsequently deported to Honduras, where the authorities, unable to cope with the huge number of […]

Towards enabling civil society space

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

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 […]

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