ACT News

Weary refugees risk lives to find freedom in Europe

27 Aug 2015

People, mostly men of all ages, crowded around the narrow walkway between the shelters and the wire fence surrounding the refugee camp high on a mountainside on the eastern shore of Chios, Greece. The atmosphere was noisy and chaotic with many languages being spoken at once. Garbage overflowed from the few bins along the path […]

ACT members Christian Aid and CREAS launch Diploma in cultural peace for young adult leaders in Central America and Colombia

27 Aug 2015

Young people from different Christian churches from remote areas and from major urban centers in Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Colombia will be connected via internet tomorrow, August 28, to participate in the first on-line session of the International Diploma in Culture of peace, equity and sustainability. The Diploma, part of the project “Emprendemos Paz” carried […]

Speak out for climate Justice!

21 Aug 2015

“Climate chaos affects our poorest most vulnerable brothers and sisters first – it hits them hardest, it hits them fastest, and they have least to do with it” Reverend Sally Foster Fulton, Church of Scotland, ‘ACT Now for Climate Justice’ Ambassador

Influx of Burundian refugees in Tanzania

21 Aug 2015

“On June 19th there were 49,000 Burundians in Nyarugusu Refugee Camp [Tanzania]. Now there are over 80,000” Aaron Tate from ACT member CWS talks about the influx of Burundian refugees in Tanzania and the ACT Appeal  

Helping farmers grow food in challenging conditions in Niger

20 Aug 2015

Araga Danrani, 75, (pictured above: LWR/Emily Sollie) is a farmer living in Niger, in the West African Sahel. Over the past few years Niger and surrounding countries have experienced a combination of drought and rising food prices that has left more than 18.7 million people at risk for hunger. Not long ago Mr. Danrani had […]

Loans to generate income for Chad refugees

20 Aug 2015

Her assortment includes salt, onions, Maggi flavour cubes, little yellow peppers and cooking oil. Pointy plastic bags with the yellow liquid are shining in the afternoon sun. Once in a while, a customer comes to buy one of the little spice bags at Cecile Endamag’s (pictured above with her nephew photo: LWF/C. Kästner)  market stand […]

Indigenous rights and development in South America’s Gran Chaco

19 Aug 2015

In the heart of South America, the Gran Chaco covers almost 1 million square kilometres. It is the biggest dry forest in the world, spanning territories in Argentina, Bolivia and Paraguay. The region has some of the most acute levels of poverty in Latin America. Across the three countries in this area, two ACT members […]

ACT Alliance member supports migrants in Hungary

17 Aug 2015

Since the beginning of 2015 a mass influx of asylum seekers could be noticed in Hungary. According to latest data the number of asylum seekers has constantly risen from a few thousand in 2014 to around 83,000 until July 2015. Migrants are arriving from countries of armed conflict, deep poverty, or social unrest, like Northern and […]

Zambia Land Alliance helps family reclaim land

14 Aug 2015

A partner of the ACT Allliance Joint Programme in Zambia, the Zambia Land Alliance (ZLA) has made a difference in the lives of a Solwezi based family after helping them reclaim land that had been grabbed from them by a named local Church. “I am very happy that our family land has been given back […]

FinnChurchAid: Victims of the Myanmar floods need assistance

10 Aug 2015

A woman carries her child from their half-submerged house in Nyaung Tone, Ayeyarwaddy Delta, about 60 miles southwest of Yangon, Myanmar. Friendly nations and international relief organizations are mobilizing to give disaster assistance to Myanmar, where 69 people have died and another 260,000 been affected by widespread flooding fed by more than a month of […]

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