ACT News

Cyclone in Madagascar

08 Aug 2015

Cyclone Haruna hit south-west Madagascar in mid-February 2013, while many people on the east coast were still recovering from Cyclone Felleng, which had struck on 30 January. Haruna killed 75 people and injured many more. It caused widespread damage to housing, power lines, schools and other infrastructure. Our members took part in the nationally coordinated […]

Supporting migrant rights in Central Asia

03 Aug 2015

Two ACT members and their respective partner organisations have joined forces to focus on rights of migrants and their families in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan and Russia. Many of the millions of internal and irregular (unregistered) external migrants in Central Asia are highly vulnerable, as are their relatives left behind in rural and often economically depressed […]

Responding in Gaza – one year later

26 Jul 2015

“Personally I feel that what we do is like a drop in the ocean. But when I see the smiles on the faces of the people we try to assist, I realise how important this drop in the ocean is…” a statement by Azzam Alsaqqa, from ACT member Christian Aid, which has for years been […]

ACT now for climate justice!

26 Jul 2015

Climate change affects everyone but especially the most poor and vulnerable people. The ACT Now for Climate Justice campaign calls on world leaders to cut carbon emissions drastically, and to help the world’s poorest to cope with the impacts of climate change while developing in a sustainable way. The campaign aims to add voices to […]

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 […]

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