March 2020 marked one year since Tropical Cyclone Idai struck parts of Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe. The impacts of the cyclone displaced millions of people, claimed lives, livelihoods and caused widespread destruction which communities are yet to fully recover from. ACT Alliance launched an appeal (SAF 191) to raise funds to respond to the recovery, […]
A lovely lady, (Gogo) Juliana Praisi, comes from Ntakhala Village in the area of Traditional Authority Kadewere in Chiradzulu District, Malawi. When her house collapsed during Cyclone Idai, she survived beneath a heap of bricks. Her niece Lista Dan narrates the story of that one, tearful night. It was a normal rainy season day for […]
Related to humanitarian, development and advocacy work of ACT Alliance ACT Malawi Forum was formed in 2002 to jointly respond to emergencies and other social ills prevailing in Malawi. The main objective of ACT Malawi Forum is to increase efficiency, effectiveness, and the impact of ecumenical humanitarian response and community development work in upholding the […]
PRESS RELEASE 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. ACT Alliance has worked with farmers in this village to switch to alternative, drought-resistant […]
As hundreds of government officials from across the world return to Bonn in one of their last bids to hammer out components of a climate agreement in time for the Paris, ACT Alliance is cautiously optimistic that a meaningful agreement is still within reach. “With barely three months before the Paris summit, we in ACT […]
The We Have Faith – Act Now for Climate Justice Pan Africa Cycling Caravan launches this Saturday 29th August. Cyclists are setting off on a 6500km journey from Maputo to raise the voices of people at the forefront of a changing climate. The caravan will go through South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Uganda, Tanzania […]
Floods in Malawi in January 2015 have killed nearly 200 people and displaced over 200,000. ACT is on the ground helping to save lives by providing much needed food for communities in hard to reach areas.
In 2010, 1.2 million people in Malawi had no access to food, according to a food insecurity report by the Malawi Vulnerability Assessment Committee. Responding, the 10 members of the Malawi ACT Forum with support from the Norwegian embassy launched a food security programme in the six districts of Karonga, Rumphi, Balaka, Thyolo, Nsanje and Chikhwawa. Working together the forum received funding of […]