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Syrian refugees in Armenia

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10 Dec 2013

More than 11,000 Syrian refugees have arrived in Armenia. Most are ethnic Armenians whose families originally fled the 1915-16 Armenian genocide in which more than 1 million Armenians were killed. One-third of the existing Armenian population already live in poverty and 18 per cent are unemployed. It is a situation that does not bode well […]

Campaigning for peace

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08 Dec 2013

The 2007 general elections in Kenya erupted in ethnic violence. To prevent a repeat in 2013, the ACT Kenya Forum, made up of 13 members, carried out a campaign for peace. The campaign was planned as a partnership between youth and faith communities. Focusing on the areas of violence from 2007, the campaign reached 15,000 […]

Middle East: EU action

Ten-year old Saad Abukhussa helps cover strawberry beds for the night on his familiy's farm in Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza strip. After several years of blocking strawberry exports, in late 2010 Israel began permitting limited exports of strawberries from the Gaza strip, destined for European markets.
08 Dec 2013

In 2012, the European Union announced that future agreements with Israel must exclude settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories (oPt). In 2013, it issued guidelines to exclude settlements’ participation in EU programmes. These steps were welcomed by several ACT members, who have long advocated for the EU not to participate in Israel’s violations of international […]

India: Cyclone Phailin

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08 Dec 2013

In October, only a few months after the flooding in the north of India, Cyclone Phailin hit the eastern Indian states of Orissa and Andrha Pradesh, leaving 1 million people homeless. The livelihoods of up to 12 million were affected through loss of crops and destroyed or damaged businesses. ACT members deployed a large and […]

Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines

In the wake of Typhoon Bopha's passage through the southern Philippines island of Mindanao, Armando Guniyon climbs through the rubble of his home, damaged by flood waters, in Cagayan de Oro.
08 Dec 2013

Typhoon Haiyan, considered the world’s deadliest typhoon and one of the most powerful to ever make landfall, tore through the Philippines on the morning of 8 November 2013 with winds of up to 275km an hour. ACT established a coordination centre in Manila, and initiated a massive combined response that has topped US$10m. Haiyan cut […]

Climate change and conflict in Mali

A woman and her child washing dishes in the Niger River at Segou, Mali. Photo by Paul Jeffrey for the ACT Alliance.
08 Dec 2013

Existing chronic food insecurity in Mali was compounded by three years of low rainfall, reducing the availability of food and increasing food prices beyond the reach of the poor. Mali is on the frontline of climate-related emergencies today. The UN Human Development Index ranks the country at 182 out of 187 countries. In 2013, environmental […]

Initiating inter-religious dialogue

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08 Nov 2013

The Civil Society Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE) has assessed international policies such as the Millennium Development Goals and concluded that they cannot be met with economic growth as the driver of development. Instead, it promotes political leadership and commitment to sustainable approaches. However, aid budgets are in decline, and in many parts of the […]

Ongoing humanitarian crisis in Syria impacting neighbouring countries

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08 Nov 2013

The civil war in Syria has been raging for three years, causing a severe humanitarian crisis. According to the UN, more than 4 million people have been displaced within the country and more than 2 million refugees have found their way to Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Turkey and countries further afield. The death toll rose by […]

Burundi: Radio Ivyizigiro brings hope to people living with HIV

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01 Nov 2013

When Aline was first diagnosed with HIV, she was ashamed and frightened. Now she provides support and advice to others and takes part in a radio show for people living with HIV that encourages people to talk openly about the virus. Radio Ivyizigiro means Radio Hope – and hope is exactly what it provided for […]

Flash floods in Romania

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31 Oct 2013

Torrential rains swept eastern Romania in mid-September, wreaking devastation in towns and rural areas of the Moldova province. Thousands of villagers fled as floodwaters rose and spread. Housing, bridges, roads and other infrastructure were destroyed. Farmers lost standing crops, farm buildings and livestock, and many had their soil washed away, incurring debts for the agriculturally […]

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