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PWSD-Malawi-Water
24 Mar 2016
In Mwepa, Malawi—one of the driest villages in the region—sources of clean, safe water were scarce. Vayiness Kawonga was accustomed to the laborious task of collecting enough for washing, cooking [...]
Maha Haidar, a health and nutrition specialist with International Orthodox Christian Charities, a member of the ACT Alliance, feeds Plumpy'Nut to 11-month old Abdul as his mother, Rokaya Al Ali, holds him in the community health center in Kab Elias, a town in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley which has filled with Syrian refugees. Lebanon hosts some 1.5 million refugees from Syria, yet allows no large camps to be established. So refugees have moved into poor neighborhoods or established small informal settlements in border areas. International Orthodox Christian Charities provides support for the community clinic in Kab Elias, which serves many of the refugees. Plumpy'Nut is a specially formulated peanut-based food for treating severe acute malnutrition.
22 Jan 2016
PWRDF is contributing $300,000Cdn through the ACT Alliance for continuing relief efforts in Syria, Lebanon and Jordan.  Ongoing violence in Syria has displaced about 8 million people within its borders, [...]

ACT News

refugee_unicef_square
14 Feb 2017

  ACT Alliance is joining with UNICEF and other partners to launch a programme called Refugees Welcome.  This programme is an opportunity for ACT and its members to stand in solidarity with the world’s 65 million displaced persons, over half of whom are children.  Many ACT members have been responding to the needs of refugees […]

Antonia Joaquim Xavier Sadardine offers a drink from behind the counter of her bar and restaurant in Nampula, Mozambique.  Thanks to micro-credit loans from the Caixa, she has been able to hire six full-time workers as her business expands.
Photo: Simon Chambers/ACT/PWDRF
07 Mar 2014

Microcredit unions have become part of the landscape of development projects since the Grameen Bank pioneered the use of micro-loans to provide credit to poor individuals without collateral in Bangladesh. In Mozambique, ACT member the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund microfinance project has gone one step further. The organisation has set up financial institutions […]