ACT News

Promoting resilience in the Czech Republic

10 Sep 2015

During the last 20 years, the Czech Republic has been struck by extreme floods of great extent, numerous flash floods of local importance and uncommon natural disasters such as tornado in 2013. Global climate change may contribute to more extreme weather events like these and communities need to be ready. Dolni Berkovice, a village with […]

Base EU response to the refugee crisis on human rights, ACT pleads

08 Sep 2015

ACT PRESS RELEASES European advocacy network ACT Alliance EU has called on the EU member states to collectively respond to the refugee crisis impacting Europe with a fair and mandatory sharing of responsibility for receiving refugees and respecting their human rights. In a statement the network urged EU member states to adhere to the international […]

Syrian refugees face water crisis in Lebanon

04 Sep 2015

ACT member International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) is working to protect the health and well-being of more than 4,300 vulnerable Syrian refugees with improved access to safe water at two informal settlements in Lebanon. At El Rahmeh, a northern Lebanon settlement of 350 Syrian refugee families, IOCC drilled water wells and installed pumps, storage tanks, […]

Continued support to migrants in Hungary

02 Sep 2015

One month since ACT Alliance released its alert, ACT member Hungarian Interchurch Aid (HIA) continues to support children and mothers in reception centres in Hungary. See our photo gallery here: Support to migrants in Hungary ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 13 The joy of playing can reduce the level of stress in the chidren […]

ACT Alliance secretariat opens a presence in Amman

02 Sep 2015

  At the launch of its secretariat presence in Amman, Jordan, on 31 August, ACT Alliance called for the protection and support of refugees in accordance with the United Nations Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, Refugee Protocol, regional laws and standards, United Nations resolutions and international human rights and humanitarian law. ACT Alliance […]

People are dying on our doorstep – Europe needs to act now

02 Sep 2015

Six major Nordic aid and development organisations, and members of ACT Alliance, have called on governments in Europe to take immediate response to the refugee crisis on Europe’s doorstep. “People are dying on our doorstep – Europe needs to act now,” was the call from the organisations, highlighting: “In Europe, we pride ourselves being leaders […]

Bonn climate session should make progress towards the Paris outcome

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31 Aug 2015

As hundreds of government officials from across the world return to Bonn in one of their last bids to hammer out components of a climate agreement in time for the Paris, ACT Alliance is cautiously optimistic that a meaningful agreement is still within reach. “With barely three months before the Paris summit, we in ACT […]

6500km Pan Africa Cycling Caravan for Climate Justice launches in Mozambique

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28 Aug 2015

The We Have Faith – Act Now for Climate Justice Pan Africa Cycling Caravan launches this Saturday 29th August. Cyclists are setting off on a 6500km journey from Maputo to raise the voices of people at the forefront of a changing climate. The caravan will go through South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Uganda, Tanzania […]

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 […]

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