ACT News

Cash transfer program for the construction of accommodation in Nepal

23 Jul 2015

On July 19, 2015, the ACT Alliance partners of DKH Austria in Nepal, expanded cooperation with a local organization, the cash transfer program for the affected by the earthquake to build temporary accommodation at the places Lakuri Bhanjyang and Lamatar in Lalitpur district , Like most villages that lie around the Kathmandu Valley in hilly area, […]

International Conference on Financing for Development concludes

17 Jul 2015

As the third international conference on Financing for Development (FfD) that took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 13-16 July concludes, high level politicians deliberated to reach consensus on a range of finical measures that set the path for post-2015 development agenda. Domestic resource mobilisation has been among the top agenda. Over the four days, […]

Syrian refugee surge in Serbia seeking asylum, many coming to Greece first

13 Jul 2015

One thousand miles separate Syria and Serbia, but the desperation to flee their war-torn country is driving thousands of refugees from Syria, as well as some from Afghanistan and other countries to make the long and dangerous journey. Their trek is a combination of boats, buses, trains, and walking. Many land in Greece first. From […]

PWRDF and DFATD Begin 5-year $17.7 million maternal, newborn and child health program

08 Jul 2015

The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) is pleased to announce a new joint program with the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD). PWRDF will contribute $2,654,612 over five years towards the $17,697,412 project that will focus on maternal and child health in 350 villages in Burundi, Mozambique, Rwanda and Tanzania. […]

Syrian refugees risk lives to find safety in Greece

30 Jun 2015

Summer is the height of tourist season in the Greek isles, but Amina, 35, isn’t on the island of Chios with her husband and three young sons for a vacation. The Syrian refugee family is in flight from Damascus. Their long and arduous trek took them through Lebanon and into Turkey, where they hiked a […]

ICCO: Balkans still recovering one year after catastrophic floods

13 May 2015

It’s been a difficult year since record rainfall drenched the Balkans last spring, unleashing the worst flooding in more than 100 years and leaving a trail of destruction across Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina. More than 70 people lost their lives, while hundreds of thousands of survivors had to evacuate as family homes and farms, roads, and […]

Nepal: one month after the first earthquake

12 May 2015

ACT Alliance members are continuing relief efforts as a second major earthquake struck eastern Nepal today, two and half weeks after more than 8,000 died in a first devastating quake. The latest earthquake, with a a magnitude of 7.3 hit near the town of Namche Bazaar, near Mount Everest. An earthquake on 25 April, centred in […]

Supporting midwifry with the Maasai

18 Apr 2015

Noorkipali Nooloboru is one of the traditional birth attendants in Sitoka village. In the past she would advise women, including her daughter-in-law Christine, to have their babies at home. This was the tradition for Maasai women, despite the risks involved, and she didn’t see any reason for it to change — that is, until Christian Aid’s project […]

Norwegian Church Aid: what we do in Cuba

14 Apr 2015

Norwegian Church Aid has cooperated with local, church based organizations in Cuba since 2001. Today we focus our work on gender based violence. Gender-based violence Our partners develop various local initiatives to overcome violence within close relations. This work is run through the church network in local communities in Cuba. They are often met with […]

Floods in the desert

02 Apr 2015

Heavy rains have fallen in the Antofagasta and Copiapo regions in northern Chile, where rain hasn’t fallen for 20 years. 30mm of rain fell within two days, causing floods and enormous damage. Rivers broke their banks and drainage was hugely inadequate for towns and cities in the region. Local governments have organised evacuations. The President […]

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