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Photo: Sean Hawkey
08 Mar 2017

  As an advisor on gender equality at DCA and a dedicated supporter of gender equality for decades, I am excited to be going to the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) for the fourth time. I will be part of the official Danish delegation and therefore be able to take part in the […]

Human face of climate change stunt during the COP22 in Marrocos. Photo: Valter Hugo Muniz
09 Dec 2016

  When the world’s states convened at the climate summit in Marrakesh, Morocco, a few weeks ago, 47 of the most vulnerable countries in the world stood up and made a pledge. They want to switch to 100 % renewable energy. A total transformation of their economies and development, pushing coal, oil and gas out […]

Cecilia Richard, 33, harvests millet in Captain, a village in southern Malawi that has been hard hit by drought in recent years, leading to chronic food insecurity, especially during the "hunger season," when farmers are waiting for the harvest. Photo: Paul Jeffrey
09 Nov 2016

Cecilia Richard, 33, harvests millet in Captain, a village in southern Malawi that has been hard hit by drought in recent years, leading to chronic food insecurity, especially during the “hunger season,” when farmers are waiting for the harvest. Photo: Paul Jeffrey   Global warming is a challenge for us all, but farmers, and especially […]

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18 Oct 2016

SG delivers remarks at the closing ceremony of COP21. UN Photo/Mark Garten   The Paris climate summit, COP21, last year was a success. We are now approaching the next summit, COP22, which will be held in Marrakesh in mid November. Will the positive spirit from Paris reappear in Marrakesh? And can the momentum be turned […]

Mattias SDG blog
15 Jul 2016

A bridge near Pueblo Nuevo in northern Nicaragua, that no water has passed under for months. The rains just didn’t come. In wide areas across El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua, harvests have been completely destroyed by the drought causing enormous hardship for many thousands of poor subsistence farming families. The drought in this area is […]

WHS WEBSITE BLOG THUMB-13
13 May 2016

Photo: DanChurchAid   “We need to work differently”, has repeatedly been emphasized in the WHS regional consultations and is one of the five core responsibilities of the UN Secretary report. We, in the ACT Alliance, strongly support this call. Conflicts have become more protracted. Millions of people are displaced for many years, sometimes generations, and […]

WHS WEBSITE BLOG THUMB-11
11 May 2016

DanChurchAid cash distribution in Nepal after the earthquake – Photo: Shreya Singh/DCA   Once you’ve seen it, you’ll never forget: that look on the face of a poor man or woman after a disaster, having just received cash in their hands. Not a bucket, nor a bag of flour, or a blanket, but cold, hard, […]

ACT member in Hungary, HIA, have started to provide psychosocial services for children in two temporary reception centres: Bicske and Vámosszabadi. The target group of the project is children between 3-14 years.
02 Sep 2015

Six major Nordic aid and development organisations, and members of ACT Alliance, have called on governments in Europe to take immediate response to the refugee crisis on Europe’s doorstep. “People are dying on our doorstep – Europe needs to act now,” was the call from the organisations, highlighting: “In Europe, we pride ourselves being leaders […]

Mehrabudin and his surviving children in temporary shelter after the landslide
Photo: ACT/CWS-PA
30 May 2014

Friday, May 30, 2014 Mehrabudin and his surviving children in temporary shelter after the landslide “It was Friday, and I was out looking for daily work. I waited until around noon where labourers gather to find daily work,” recalls Mehrabudin, a resident of a village  in Argo District, Badakhshan, Afghanistan. “On that day, no-one selected […]