ACT News

Vulnerability and resilience: A tale of survival for the fittest

The Karamojong region in northeastern Uganda is the most marginalized and vulnerable region in the country. Home to cattle-herding nomads, Karamojong has been trapped in a cycle of conflict for [...]

Congratulating the winner of the ACT DRR-CCA Good Practice Award

Recognizing the unprecedented challenges to human well-being and safety posed by climate change related disasters, ACT Alliance is working actively to minimize the impacts of disasters through prevention, mitigation, and [...]

G7 must address famine

PRESS RELEASE Not nearly enough is being done to save the lives of the 20 million people who face famine in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and Nigeria. Among them are [...]

ACT calls for investment in vulnerability reduction at the Cancun disaster risk reduction conference

PRESS RELEASE As the international community gathers in Cancun, Mexico for the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, ACT Alliance calls for the reduction of vulnerabilities and an increased focus [...]

Give and forgive

  “Give us today our daily bread.” We know the prayer, we need the prayer and the prayer reminds us of who is the ultimate giver. But the next prayer [...]

At the frontline in disasters and disaster risk reduction

  Churches pay witness to disasters whether human-induced or natural.   The shared mission of bringing the Good News of solidarity, service, compassion and love to those affected, regardless of their [...]

Signs of progress towards the implementation of Paris Agreement

PRESS RELEASE As two weeks of UN climate negotiations end in Bonn, international faith-based humanitarian and development network ACT Alliance sees signs of progress towards the implementation of the Paris [...]

The quest for climate finance

  When ACT members around the world reach out to poor and vulnerable communities, there is no doubt about the need for support. There is urgent need to strengthen their [...]

Youthful, truthful and fruitful!

Instead of country delegates, civil society observers fill the Chamber Hall in the UNFCCC World Conference Centre in Bonn. Two young men are standing behind one of the few country-signs: [...]

UN Climate talks: The urgency for a gender-responsive approach

    We are four days into the negotiations in Bonn and the spirit is high. Not only are the chestnuts in the city in full bloom, but constructive discussions on [...]
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Member News

Sumitra stitching her wounds: Nepal earthquake response

A group of ladies is crowded in front of Sumitra Thamis’s (33) house in Dolakha District, as if a gathering is taking place.  Sumitra is actually stitching clothes in her [...]

The multiple faces of inequality in Latin America and the Caribbean

A new report by ACT member Christian Aid released today called ‘The Scandal of Inequality: the multiples faces of inequality in Latin America and the Caribbean’  highlights that inequality in [...]

A house with columns of rebar

ACT member CWS and partners are helping to repair and rebuild houses that have been damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Matthew in the commune of Jean Rabel in Haiti’s Northwest [...]

SDG 2 “ZERO HUNGER”: Religion is an important factor for change

  “Social norms and practices regarding the production and consumption of food must be taken into consideration since these are influenced and shaped to some degree by religious values.”  This [...]

Drought in the Horn of Africa: The challenge to respond with a mindset of emergency

A couple of weeks ago, I visited Borana area in Southern Ethiopia. I travelled to the different Kebeles “villages” of Yabello, Miyo, Elowaye and Moyale districts. One can easily witness the [...]

Empowerment for former bonded laborers in Nepal

(LWF) It was a foggy November morning in Kailali district, western Nepal, when Basanti Chaudhary (32) received a phone call. Her brother-in-law told her that she had won the N-Peace [...]

The slow road to recovery after hurricane Matthew

A community-based approach helps the people of Haiti get back on their feet (LWI) At the height of hurricane Matthew, Polonne Jean-Louis, 50, and her six children found shelter in [...]

ACT member DanChurchAid Nepal celebrates International Women’s Day with a photography and short film competition

  Commitment to combat gender inequality is a crucial and consistent core value for ACT Alliance member DanChurchAid and recognised as a cross cutting commitment. DCA aims to transform social, economic [...]

ACT member supports survivors of gender-based violence in South Sudan

“A total absence of law” Amina* was lying under a palm tree when a caseworker from ACT member The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) found her. The teen had been covering [...]

Overwhelming needs of refugees in Northern Uganda

MOYO, Uganda, 28 February 2017 (LWF) – “This is the largest refugee crisis in Africa, and the third largest in the world. How many thousands have to come, how many [...]
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