ACT News

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   [...]

ACT Alliance responds to hunger throughout war-torn South Sudan

Adhieu Deng Ngewei and other women work together on April 12, 2017, in a community vegetable garden in Dong Boma, a Dinka village in South Sudan's Jonglei State.  Credit: Paul [...]

Support to Cold Snap Affected People in East Romania - Final Report

Romania was one of the countries hit hardest by the cold snap which began around Europe in late January, associated with heavy snowfalls and a deep freeze. Thousands of people [...]

Laut's Lament

  “We are being hurt,” says Ustad Alimondas Laut, holding back tears. Sad stories aren’t the usual markers for the end of Ramadan in the Philippines. For Filipino Muslims, festivities [...]

Working towards solutions in the Horn of Africa

On June 28th and 29th 2017, members of the ecumenical family along with national and international organizations gathered at the All Africa Conference of Churches in Nairobi, Kenya for the [...]

Building relationships with global agencies

ACT Alliance General Secretary Rudelmar Bueno de Faria has begun his tenure with ACT by focusing on enhancing ACT’s relationships with the United Nations and other global agencies.  In his [...]

Refugees: An opportunity to grow together

ACT Alliance, together with a range of other ecumenical actors, today issued a joint ecumenical statement for World Refugee Day 2017. Calling the unprecedented global refugee crisis “an opportunity to [...]

Presenting the ACT Alliance Disaster Risk Reduction- Climate Change Adaptation Award 2017

PRESS RELEASE   TORONTO, Canada, 9 June 2017. The ACT Alliance Disaster Risk Reduction- Climate Change Adaptation Award (ACT DRR-CCA) for 2017 was awarded to the Lighthouse Project in Indonesia [...]
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Member News

Vanuatu Cyclone Emergency Appeal

Emergency Background ACT member ABM launched an emergency appeal in May, 2017, seeking to raise $20,000 to assist the Anglican Church of Melanesia – Vanuatu’s (ACOMV) relief and recovery effort [...]

Deaf students in Kakuma aim for the sky

ACT member LWF integrates students with disabilities into schools in the refugee camp Abdulbagi (17) wants to be a pilot when he finishes school, his friend Maliah (18) plans to [...]

“An alarming situation”

NGO Briefing to UN member states about Central African Republic and Democratic Republic of Congo In 2016, the Central African Republic (CAR) , where half of the population is in [...]

“I feel honoured to host the DRC refugees”

Senior chief in Angola’s Lunda Norte province speaks about refugee crisis in his country “I feel honoured by the government´s decision to host the refugees from the Democratic Republic of [...]

Hosting the Sphere Handbook Revision Consultations in Asia

Community World Service Asia is organizing three Consultations for the Sphere Handbook revision process in Kabul (28th May), Islamabad (1st June) and Bangkok (6th June). The purpose is to engage [...]

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 [...]
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