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Fighting Inequality for Themselves

Five villages in the Occupied Palestinian Territories are using a different approach to resilience for their communities. Women, men and youth in the villages decide on what they see as [...]

ACT stands in solidarity with Honduran people

  After general elections were held in Honduras on November 26, 2017, election observers from the Organisation of American States noted that there were significant systemic inconsistencies and questioned the [...]

DCA presents internal climate change action award

ACT Alliance member DanChurchAid (DCA) has launched an internal initiative to increase the awareness and engagement of its staff on issues related to climate change. The initiative, which spurred some [...]

ACT signs regional agreements with UNICEF and UNDP

This month, ACT Alliance has entered into regional agreements between ACT's Asia Pacific regional office and UNICEF's East Asia and the Pacific regional office, and between the ACT Argentina Forum [...]

ACT Alliance participates in the Third United Nations Environmental Assembly

The third United Nations Environmental Assembly (UNEA) was hosted in Nairobi, Kenya November 29 – December 6, 2017. Over 4,000 stakeholders and guardians of the environment gathered at the home [...]

“Adequate support for climate action is long overdue,” says ACT Alliance

PRESS RELEASE On Tuesday, 12 December 2017, the French President, Emmanuel Macron will welcome governments and representatives from all over the world to celebrate the 2-year anniversary of the Paris Agreement at [...]

ACT inputs to Global Compact on Migration stocktake

About 900 government representatives and 100 representatives from civil society, UN agencies, and the private sector have been meeting in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, since Monday to deliberate on the outcomes [...]

ACT expresses concern over US recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel

ACT Alliance’s General Secretary, Rudelmar Bueno de Faria, issued a statement today expressing ACT’s concern over President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. “We consider this [...]

ACT Alliance statement on US pulling out of the Global Compact on Migration Process 

This weekend’s announcement that the US will take no further part in the process for agreeing on a UN Global Compact for safe, orderly and regular migration is of great [...]

Moving towards resilience

by Umesh Pokharel, Document Manager, LWF Nepal The night of August 14th, 2017 was a night to remember for Sundari Chaudhari (35) from the Bhitaria village of the Joshipur Rural [...]
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Member News

CLWR launches new project in Democratic Republic of the Congo

New project to provide treatment for malnourished children of internally displaced people To help meet the nutritional needs of internally displaced people in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), [...]

Employment training provides refugee youth with hope for the future

Before they learned how to make soap, the 30 young adult members of the Kuny-derot group didn’t have many options for earning an income. After three days of soap-making training [...]

A silent disaster and the forgotten people

Bangladesh, a densely populated country of 165 million, is among the world’s “potential impact hotspots” threatened by “extreme river floods” due to the global rise in temperatures. Since the beginning of August, [...]

Rohingya Refugee Crisis - A test of our humanity

Blog by Raisa Chowdhury from  ACT member ICCO Cooperation on her experience from a recent visit to Rohingya refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Over the years, I have come [...]

Supporting flood affected communities in Nepal and Bangladesh

South Asia experienced the worst monsoon in decades with record high rainfall recorded in parts of Northern India, Bangladesh and Nepal over the last two weeks of August, 2017. Over [...]

A spotlight on growing violence against defenders of land rights in Colombia

LWF-supported platform says environmental and civil society leaders are targeted A group of human rights defenders from Colombia has expressed deep concern over increasing violence against environmental and civil society [...]

Bolivia's women politicians in the firing line

In March 2012, the body of Juana Quispe was found near a river. Juana was a local councillor in Ancoraimes, a small town in La Paz Department in Bolivia. Her [...]

ACT member LWF Accelerated Learning Program supports students from conflict zones

A second chance in Kakuma Rose Imoya Banner is what the little girls call a “big mama”. At the age of 24, the young woman is not only an exception [...]

More than one million refugees in Uganda

East Africa’s largest refugee crisis needs more support “The militia shoot at anybody, we have lost mothers, fathers, siblings and children to their attacks,” says 35-year-old Watson Odaga, a South [...]

Training to be tailors and barbers

Livelihoods projects support long-term refugees in Ethiopia “When I have learned all this, I will start a tailoring business to provide for my family,” says Faiza Mahmud Said. The elderly [...]
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