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ACT Alliance stands with Guatemalan members in the face of threats to human rights defenders

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27 Feb 2017

ACT Alliance stands in solidarity with its members in Guatemala and with Guatemalan human rights defenders as they stand up, despite threats and attacks, to promote and protect universally recognized human rights. The serious situation for those who work for human rights in Guatemala was painfully illustrated by the deaths of two human rights defenders […]

ACT Alliance et le COE ont choisi la Suède comme lieu de leurs rencontres stratégiques en 2018

Delegates to the second ACT General Alliance assembly in Punta Cana cast their votes. Photo: Simon Chambers
22 Feb 2017

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ACT Alliance and the World Council of Churches (WCC) jointly announced today that they will hold two strategic governance meetings, back to back, in Uppsala, Sweden in the fall of 2018. The ACT Alliance General Assembly will be held at the end of October, bringing together over 200 people from its membership around the world at its quadrennial meeting. The WCC’s Executive Committee and members of ACT’s General Assembly will then meet together on 1 November for a joint day of learning and work around the concept of ecumenical diaconia and sustainable development, followed by the WCC Executive Committee’s regular meeting.

Climate emergency: COP22 and Civil Society Expectations

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08 Nov 2016

  Today the world already faces the beginnings of the worst impacts of climate change. A large number of poor and marginalised communities in developing countries face severe consequences due to increasing incidences of extreme weather events, sea level rise and unusual temperature variations. Among the 13 deadliest floods faced across the globe in last […]

Earthquake in Ecuador – Voices from the people we serve

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17 Oct 2016

  My name is Maria Isabel Gracia, I have four children and I live in Daule community, in central Guayas, Ecuador. It is very difficult to express what happened that day. It was around seven in the afternoon and I was taking care of the baby when the earthquake started. I could not move and […]

Refugees in Armenia – The story of Abdullah Haddad

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29 Sep 2016

  Abdullah Haddad, 46-year-old, is a hand master, preparing and repairing different things, though the current situation does not help him to provide for his family. The two elder sons were born with mental disorders. The elder one is 21 and the other one Shiraz is 18. They both attend a specialized center and the […]

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16 Sep 2016

Message in a bottle On the eve of the UN Summit on Migration and Refugees, ACT Alliance calls for increased investment in improving living conditions in fragile states and regions, more focus on the protection of vulnerable groups, and commitment to creating safe passages to Europe. Syrian refugees walk in the countryside outside Messstetten, Germany. […]

Leave no one’s dignity behind

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14 Jul 2016

‘I plan to use this grant money to buy a sack of rice for my family,” said Lim Ean (79), from Cambodia. ACT members provide CASH transfer in several emergency responses. Photo: Paul Jeffrey   A group of mostly elderly women in Zinga village in Tanzania tell me what it’s like to receive cash transfers […]

[INFOGRAPHIC] Drought emergency in Ethiopia

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18 Jan 2016

The current food insecurity crisis in Ethiopia appears to be a result of a combination of factors, including the pre-El Niño failure of the spring rains and the El Niño induced late onset, erratic and early cessation of the main summer rains. Click on the image to see the infographic  

Paris envoie un signal pour un futur écologique, résilient et plus équitable

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12 Dec 2015

Communiqué de presse Le réseau international humanitaire et de développement ACT Alliance a accueilli favorablement l’accord mondial sur le climat aujourd’hui à Paris après des années de négociation entre tous les pays. « Des centaines de villes, régions, entreprises et Eglises ont prouvé leur engagement déterminé à sortir des énergies fossiles d’ici le milieu de […]

Paris agreement must ensure resilience for future generations

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03 Dec 2015

PRESS RELEASE International humanitarian and development network ACT Alliance welcomed the decision to label Thursday 3 December as “Future Generations Day” at the UN climate talks, stating that decisions in Paris will be of a huge importance for children and youth for generations to come. “Negotiations here in Paris refer to 2050,” said Signe Cecilie […]

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