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Locals in Byasi Tole, come togehter to build a temporary shed for the people in Byasi Tole, who have lost their homes following the earthquake. Photo: ACT/DCA/Shikhar Bhattarai
18 Feb 2016

ACT Alliance builds the capacity of local communities through an EU initiative. Lives can be saved if people in local communities know what to do before, during and after a disaster. This is why today (18 February 2018) ACT Alliance, in cooperation with European Universities and with the support of the EU Aid Volunteers initiative, […]

Bitasimuwa Rufaka, 71 year old Congoleese man from Kimoko / Sake sit in front of his barrack in Buhimba IDP camp, in the outskirts of the town of Goma, DR Congo. Some 11,300 displaced persons have found shelter in Buhimba camp.
07 Aug 2014

Historical violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) between 1994 and 2003 led to the loss of an estimated 5 million lives. While violence has subsided to a large extent, in 2014 renewed conflict in the country displaced an estimated 150,000 households, many of them crossing the border to Uganda. But the gradual restoration […]

A Sudanese refugee boy carrying water in Treguine refugee camp on the World Water Day March 22, 2012.
08 Aug 2013

Violence in the Central African Republic since March 2013 has left millions of people in need of emergency assistance and remains a major hindrance to relief efforts. We have long advocated for security and humanitarian access, and are supporting refugees who are spilling into the neighbouring countries of Chad and the Democratic Republic of the […]

08 Jul 2013

The presence of uncontrolled armed groups in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has led to severe insecurity and displacement of people. The terror these groups have unleashed has included sexual violence, killings, arbitrary executions and other gross human rights violations. Tens of thousands of refugees have fled to Uganda to […]

A woman in a camp in rebel-held territory in the eastern Congo. Families displaced by fighting between rebel Tutsi General Laurent Nkunda and the Congolese military took refuge in this camp they established in the shadow of a United Nations base in the village of Kiwanja. The town was the site of a November 2008 massacre of some 150 people conducted in the wake of armed clashes.
Photo: Paul Jeffrey/ACT
06 Mar 2013

Alarming statistics illustrate the enormous obstacles that remain in the way of eliminating epidemic levels of violence against women and girls. The United Nations indicates that as many as 7 in 10 women in the world report having experienced physical and/or sexual violence in their lifetimes. In response to these numbers – and to commemorate […]