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ACT Alliance marches in support of climate justice in Peru

14 Dec 2014

ACT Alliance members joined over 15,000 people to march the streets of Peru calling for climate justice. The march took place during the UN Climate Change conference in Lima, Peru in December 2014. In this video, ACT General Secretary John Nduna speaks about why this march is so important, and the role of ACT Alliance […]

Advocating in conflict situations

03 Dec 2014

2014 in particular has arguably been a year characterised by conflict. The beginning of 2014 saw violence in South Sudan internally displacing an estimated 575,000 people and more than 100,000 fleeing to neighbouring countries. In addition to its relief response ACT came together with the All Africa Conference of Churches and the World Council of […]

Floods and landslides in Nepal

08 Nov 2014

Heavy monsoon rains hit 17 districts in the mid and western regions of Nepal in August 2014, causing the worst destruction Nepal has seen since flooding in 2008. More than 12,000 houses were destroyed, another 13,695 partially damaged, and a massive 40,055 flooded. The extreme weather saw cattle, ducks, chicken and fish washed away or […]

Restoration after Cyclone Hudhud

08 Nov 2014

Cyclone Hudhud hit India’s east coast in mid-October 2014, primarily affecting the state of Andhra Pradesh, most significantly the port city of Visakhapatnam. It also struck the state of Odisha, which experienced heavy rainfall. The deafening winds of 190km/h claimed the lives of 41 people and injured many more. Hudhud caused extensive devastation to housing, […]

Ebola prevention in Liberia and Sierra Leone

08 Nov 2014

In January 2014, the Government of Guinea in West Africa declared an outbreak of the Ebola virus. Since then, Ebola spread to the neighbouring countries of Liberia and Sierra Leone, causing an epidemic that at the end of 2014 had caused 24,754 deaths, according to the World Health Organization. There had been 11,794 deaths in […]

Solidarity with Syria

04 Nov 2014

© Act Alliance / Paul Jeffrey In September 2014, the United Protestant Church of Belgium received an urgent letter Protestant churches in Syria and Lebanon, telling the suffering experienced by the civilian population in this region. Nearly three million people have fled Syria to seek refuge in camps in neighboring countries. More than half of […]

ACT supports citizenship of Dominicans of Haitian Descent

22 Oct 2014

Joani Santana, 17, was a star student but she was pulled out of school for the simple reason she doesn’t have a birth certificate. New laws in the Dominican Republic require Joani to have identity papers in order to study. “I don’t have the documents,” she explains. “I was born in the Dominican Republic but […]

Floods and landslides in Jammu and Kashmir

08 Oct 2014

Heavy monsoon rains in September 2014, in the northern Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, led to unprecedented widespread flooding and landslides. The total cost of the damage was estimated at nearly US$10bn. Incessant rain caused 277 deaths in Jammu and Kashmir, and a further 280 deaths over the border in Pakistan. Rescue operations were […]

Earthquake survivors in China

20 Sep 2014

On 3 August 2014, an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.5 hit Zhaotong City in China’s southeastern Yunnan Province. The epicentre of the quake was just 14 miles from the city, which suffered damage and experienced hundreds of aftershocks. China’s Ministry of Civil Affairs initiated the highest level of national disaster response, with 617 people […]

Taking health care to Pakistan flood survivors

16 Sep 2014

Floods in Pakistan that have affected over 1.12 million people, have also taken out large health care centres and hospitals, leaving survivors with little or no medical care. The country’s national disaster management authority says that nearly 260 people have been killed by the torrential rainfall and at least twice that number of people left […]

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