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Sharing lessons learned in the Typhoon Haiyan response

When Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines on November 8, 2013, it was the most powerful storm to ever make landfall in the Pacific.  It was also the acid test for [...]

Rebuilding Communities in Haiti

    Hurricane Matthew devastated Haiti on October 4, 2016.  In the year since the storm destroyed homes, crops and communities, and killed upwards of 1600 people, ACT members have [...]

One year after Hurricane Matthew, Haitians rebuild their communities

    Port-au-Prince, October 4, 2017 - When Hurricane Matthew slammed into Haiti one year ago today, it destroyed crops and houses and killed as many as 1600 people throughout [...]

Hurricanes expose the urgent need to address vulnerability

  Nations and communities in the Caribbean are yet to come to terms with the actual losses, damages, and suffering that Hurricanes Irma, Maria and others have wrought. The increasing [...]

Refugee Compact: NGOs assess progress on responsibility sharing, call on developed countries to step up

  Geneva, 22 Sep 2017 – ACT Alliance joined with other NGOs today in presenting a statement at the UNHCR Standing Committee session.  The statement calls upon governments in the [...]

Relief efforts underway after Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma hit the shores of Cuba on September 7, a category 5 storm with sustained winds of 295kph.   For four days, Irma battered the north coast of Cuba. 2,000,000 [...]

No region exempt from violence

In the months following the December 2013 political conflict, violence raged in some parts of South Sudan and not in others. In the northwestern city of Wau, for example, residents [...]

Responding to floods victims in Nepal

  Not everything happens for good reason. The devastating floods triggered by unceasing rains in the second week of August 2017 spelled a disaster in the life of Bale Nepali, [...]

“We have safe water now”

Mary Kuol carries water home from a well dug by the ACT Alliance in Yang Kuel, a village in South Sudan's Lol State - Credit: Paul Jeffrey   Mary Kuol [...]

“There is nothing to keep us alive”

Nidier Atak cooks wild leaves in Rumading, a village in South Sudan's Lol State where more than 5,000 people, displaced by drought and conflict, remain in limbo. Credit: Paul Jeffrey   [...]
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Member News

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 [...]

LWF supports flood victims in Nepal

More than 300,000 families affected Incessant rainfall and floods have caused death and destruction in Southern Nepal. According to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA), 143 people have been killed, [...]

Government of Djibouti integrates refugees into national education system

“Laying a foundation for the future” Refugee students in Djibouti will from now on be integrated into the national education system. This was celebrated in a ceremony on Sunday, 10 [...]
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