ACT News

14 Nov 2015

“Following the recent attacks in Paris and Beirut, we at ACT Alliance express our shock and send our sincere condolences to the families and friends of the people who have lost their lives and those who have been injured in these attacks. ACT Alliance believes in a world of justice, peace and human dignity for […]

Along with ensuring better access to clean water, IOCC hygiene educators also meet with refugee mothers and children regularly to share basic health tips.  “Change your undergarments daily, wash well with soap and water, and hang to dry in the sun to kill germs” is the written message that an IOCC hygiene promotion field officer shares on this day with the Syrian refugees.  Photo: Tiziana Cauli/IOCC
04 Sep 2015

ACT member International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) is working to protect the health and well-being of more than 4,300 vulnerable Syrian refugees with improved access to safe water at two informal settlements in Lebanon. At El Rahmeh, a northern Lebanon settlement of 350 Syrian refugee families, IOCC drilled water wells and installed pumps, storage tanks, […]

02 Sep 2015

  At the launch of its secretariat presence in Amman, Jordan, on 31 August, ACT Alliance called for the protection and support of refugees in accordance with the United Nations Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, Refugee Protocol, regional laws and standards, United Nations resolutions and international human rights and humanitarian law. ACT Alliance […]

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08 Nov 2013

The civil war in Syria has been raging for three years, causing a severe humanitarian crisis. According to the UN, more than 4 million people have been displaced within the country and more than 2 million refugees have found their way to Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Turkey and countries further afield. The death toll rose by […]

Sector 5 in Za'atari camp were in May 2013 still quite empty. A lot of services were missing for the refugees living here, like enough toilets, kitchens and water posts.
ACT/ Paul Jeffrey
19 Feb 2013

As the bitter battle for Damascus intensifies and further engulfs the region, ACT Alliance expects that even more than 1.1 million Syrians will seek safety in neighbouring countries before June 1 this year – thereby surpassing the latest United Nations estimates. Nearly 700,000 Syrians have already fled across the border. These refugee numbers come on […]

Face painting, performing and outdoor games are all activities used by ACT member trauma counselors to help displaced Syrian children express their feelings through art and play. These children are among 2,300 displaced Syrian men, women and children who have benefited from the counseling program since it was first provided in March 2012.
ACT/Paul Jeffrey
21 Jan 2013

As their country’s civil war drags on, thousands of Syrian families continue to flee the incessant violence for safety in neighboring countries. Yet in many places where they have taken refuge, the struggle to survive remains a daunting challenge. As of January 17, more than 650,000 Syrian refugees throughout the region had either registered with […]