Member News

21 Sep 2017
Livelihoods projects support long-term refugees in Ethiopia “When I have learned all this, I will start a tailoring business to provide for my family,” says Faiza Mahmud Said. The elderly [...]
Seeds and peace Livelihoods project improves relations between refugees and hosts in Ethiopia. The refugees have changed the life of Mahmud Ismael Merdane (65), an Ethiopian farmer in Awbarre town, [...]
05 Apr 2017
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 [...]
09 Feb 2017
Atrocities and impending famine in war-torn country (14.12.2016) – ACT member The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) is urgently calling for more support to help the victims of the resurging civil [...]
17 Jan 2017
(15.09.2016) – (LWI) – After a severe drought which brought ten million people to the brink of starvation, the returning seasonal rains have started irregularly. There is little rain in some [...]
29 Feb 2016
LWF appeals for emergency assistance (LWI) – More than ten million people in Ethiopia need food assistance as the country faces the worst drought in 30 years. ACT Alliance member [...]
04 Feb 2016
February 4, 2016 (Baltimore, MD)— International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) is responding to the urgent needs of families in Ethiopia suffering through the most severe drought in 30 years. More [...]
21 Dec 2015
ACT Alliance member International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) has announced that they are releasing emergency funds to respond to the urgent needs of people affected by the worst drought in [...]

ACT News

07 Mar 2018

Memorandum of Understanding ACT Ethiopia Forum (AEF) signed MoU adopted from the revised ACT alliance policy for national forums. The policy guides each ACT forum to develop its own contextually appropriate Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), in close consultation with ACT secretariat as a basis to define the scope, objectives, activities and structure of the existing […]

21 May 2016

Let’s no forget: locally-led response & Preventing and Mitigating Risks are REQUIRED for a Safer World   At the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai last year, ACT Alliance committed: To raise DRR awareness at the grassroots level by influencing local leadership and educating community members ACT Alliance has a strong track record on […]

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 […]

06 May 2016

  Looming famine In the highlands of Bale region in Ethiopia, the grain harvest is in full swing. Roads are busy with modern agricultural machinery the grain is harvested large scale. Only 100 kilometers away, in the dry plains a major famine is looming. During the previous rainy season there was so little rain that […]

04 May 2016

  Husband in the city for work Duwi Hawas, 30 years old, lives in Buta Wager, a small village, with her six-year-old daughter Genno Dinka. Her parents are living with her. Her husband has gone to the city to work. As is the case in nearly all the Ethiopian lowlands, hardly any rain fell in […]

03 May 2016

  Water reserves depleting rapidly The majority of the population in the Raytu District, the drylands of the Bale Region, make a living from animal husbandry. Availability of water is very important. The water reserves are depleting rapidly because very little rain fell during the last rainy season. The basins in which rainwater is collected […]

02 May 2016

Amene Ahmed’s story Ethiopia, Sawena district, Adele   Amene Ahmed (22 years old) lives with his wife and two daughters in Adele in the lowlands of Bale region in Ethiopia. He works as a farmer and has one hectare of land, which is adjacent to that of his father who has 2 hectares of land. […]

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, […]

18 Jan 2016

The current food insecurity crisis in Ethiopia appears to be a result of a combination of factors, including the pre-El Niño failure of the spring rains and the El Niño induced late onset, erratic and early cessation of the main summer rains. Click on the image to see the infographic  

17 Jul 2015

As the third international conference on Financing for Development (FfD) that took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 13-16 July concludes, high level politicians deliberated to reach consensus on a range of finical measures that set the path for post-2015 development agenda. Domestic resource mobilisation has been among the top agenda. Over the four days, […]

08 Feb 2014

Gunfire and shelling, in Juba, on 15 December 2013, signalled the beginning of a conflict that quickly spread to other parts of South Sudan, including Bor, Bentiu and Malakal. The violence was sparked by a power struggle between President Salva Kiir Mayardit and his ex-deputy, Riek Machar, and continued for months into early 2014, generating […]

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