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ACT Alliance concerned by civilians at risk in North East Syria

14 Oct 2019

Civilians at risk in North East Syria ACT Alliance is concerned by the desperate situation of the thousands of civilians in northeast Syria whose safety has been put at risk by the launch of the Turkish military offensive. Civilians have already been displaced and some vital services have been interrupted, including medical facilities and water […]

Achieving Community Resilience One Year After the Central Sulawesi Earthquake – Joint Media Conference

10 Oct 2019

  One year has passed since several regions in Central Sulawesi were affected by an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.4 on the Richter Scale that triggered tsunamis and liquefaction, especially in Palu City, Sigi Regency and Donggala Regency. The emergency disaster relief phase was immediately issued with priority to provide basic living assistance for […]

ACT Alliance Gender Justice LAC-CoP issues commitments to ICPD process

04 Oct 2019

Through a declaration of commitments, ACT Alliance Gender Justice Community of Practice in Latin America and the Caribbean joined the call to “Accelerate the promise for the defense of the rights and freedom to decide of all people”, made by the Nairobi Summit +25, that in November 2019, review the goals of the International Conference […]

Accompanying flood affected communities towards resilience

25 Sep 2019

The monsoon rains in South Asia this year were overwhelming. Funded by the ACT Alliance’s Rapid Response Fund, ACT Alliance member organization CASA assists vulnerable people in India to get through this extraordinary situation. Emergency preparedness and response planning is a key element for the ACT Alliance, a coalition of 155 churches and faith-based organisations […]

[UNGA BLOG]: Adaptation is as important as mitigation

24 Sep 2019

The UN Summit must amount to more than just another stop in the climate negotiations circuit. It must help to close the ambition gap in reducing emissions, scaling-up climate finance, and addressing climate impacts.  This year, another record was broken. Sadly, it was a temperature record. July 2019 was the hottest month in recorded history. Across […]

As Climate Summit begins, Churches call for action now!

Churches supporting climate justice
23 Sep 2019

  As states gather at the United Nations for the Climate Action Summit, taking place on 23 September, the ACT Alliance, Lutheran World Federation and World Council of Churches, which together represent 580 million Christians globally, are strengthening their collective call for climate justice and immediate action. As we focus on the interconnectedness of God’s […]

[UNGA Blog] Biodiversity as God’s Blessing

Osama Yacoub carries a tree to plant in the Egyptian village of Sakra. The campaign of tree planting is part of a project sponsored by the ACT Alliance and coordinated by Bless, the social development agency of the Coptic Orthodox Church. It provided economic assistance to families and communities affected by the political changes of the Arab Spring, when many Egyptians working abroad in Libya and other countries, or in the nation's capital Cairo, lost their employment.
22 Sep 2019

The Season of Creation is an annual celebration of prayer and action to care and protect Creation. The theme this year, “Web of Life: biodiversity as God’s blessings,” allows us to meditate on two essential components of creation: it comes from God and we play a part in it.  “God said, this is a sign […]

ACT joins human rights leaders in a pledge to tackle climate change

20 Sep 2019

ACT Alliance has signed onto a landmark declaration alongside over 200 representatives from grassroots networks, environmental, and human rights groups, calling on governments and corporations to tackle the climate crisis. The declaration was adopted at the first-ever Peoples’ Summit on Climate, Rights and Human Survival (18- 19 September). The Declaration highlights the threat that climate […]

In Central Sulawesi the resilience of the people was not buried with their homes

16 Sep 2019

Michael Yudha Church World Service’s Leslie Wilson looks very energetic. Together with dozens of other elderly people, she dances and smiles to the rhythm set by the gymnastic instructor, Stevany, a Pelkesi nurse. These dancing seniors welcomed the ACT Alliance Joint Monitoring Visit (JMV) team who arrived in Simoro, Sigi Regency, on Tuesday, September 3, […]

It’s time to focus on adaptation

10 Sep 2019

By Mattias Söderberg, co-chair of the ACT Alliance working group on climate change Climate change is increasingly leaving trails of destruction with devastating human consequences. Earlier this year, we have witnessed the catastrophic impact of Cyclone Idai, which affected vulnerable communities in southern Africa. Imagine if those communities would have had the same preparedness and […]

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