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Refugees in Armenia – The story of Abdullah Haddad

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 […]

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

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

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

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

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 […]

Faith leaders urge action at UN climate talks

02 Dec 2015

Over 20 faith leaders, with youth, political and civil society representatives sat down for a unique lunch at COP21 at a table with knives and forks but no food, in a public demonstration of their hunger for climate justice. The stunt was part of the Fast for the Climate initiatives on December 1st in Paris. Yeb […]

Nearly 1.8 million people demand climate action

28 Nov 2015

PRESS RELEASE A total of 1,780,528 million people worldwide have put their names to a collection of faith-based petitions urging political leaders at the COP21 climate summit to take decisive action to curb global warming and deliver a strong, fair deal that helps poor countries adapt to their changing climate. The petitions were presented to […]

UN Climate summit results vital for world’s future

26 Nov 2015

PRESS RELEASE International humanitarian and development faith based networks have urged governments preparing for next week’s COP21 United Nations  climate summit in Paris to do their outmost to reach a fair, binding, and ambitious agreement as vulnerable people continue their daily struggle to adapt to the increasing adverse effects of climate change. ACT Alliance, the […]

Paris agreement should address weak climate pledges

30 Oct 2015

The climate summit in Paris must agree on an international agreement which will be effective in fighting climate change. The biggest priority for the summit will be to develop such an agreement with the necessary elements to progressively increase ambition in the coming years and decades.The UN aggregate analysis report of the national climate contributions […]

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