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[WHS Blog] WHS is only the beginning

20 May 2016

Hari Maya Bhujel hugs her grandson, 5-year old Utsab, in Majhitar, a village in the Dhading District of Nepal where Dan Church Aid, a member of the ACT Alliance, has provided a variety of support to local villagers in the wake of a devastating 2015 earthquake. Photo: Paul Jeffrey   The first-ever World Humanitarian Summit […]

Clear action on ways forward needed at WHS

20 May 2016

PRESS RELEASE   20 May 2016 – Renewed action and investment in humanity is needed at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul next week if we are to move from delivering aid to ending need, international faith-based humanitarian and development network ACT Alliance has said. In the eleven new commitments ACT Alliance as a network […]

Tackling roots of vulnerabilities: Helping people thrive in crisis-prone environments

18 May 2016

The Philippines is the fourth most disaster-prone country in the world having 274 disasters in ten years, from 1995 to 2015 . It is a country where extreme events – protracted, recurrent and sudden – can wipe out gains built over years, even decades. “A typhoon can be especially devastating to farmers. Without their harvests, […]

[WHS Blog] How Grand is the Grand Bargain?

18 May 2016

The Grand Bargain sherpas from the 15 largest donors and 15 largest agencies, pictured at their first meeting in Amsterdam on February 29. Photo: Christian Aid   On February 29 in Amsterdam, a handful of the world’s biggest donors and largest humanitarian agencies started to negotiate a ‘’Grand Bargain’’ to help give the rhetoric around […]

Commitments towards the World Humanitarian Summit

17 May 2016

Humanitarian advocacy 1. We will use our influence to promote stability, community reconciliation and social cohesion. We will amplify voices that promote human rights and international humanitarian law and speak out against injustice. Actions required: Do No Harm and conflict analysis obligatory for all ACT humanitarian interventions. Separate section in Appeal format Mainstream ACT’s advocacy strategy […]

[WHS Blog] Investing in humanity

16 May 2016

Louise Akimanimpaye (left), her cousins Elvis and Elodie Olibanji live in Rwamwanja refugee settlement in Western Uganda. ACT member, Finn Church Aid (FCA), together with two private companies, has started the implementation of an innovative project aiming at providing vocational training on entrepreneurship for the refugees. Vocational training is hard to come by in the […]

[WHS Blog] Working Differently – Let’s Walk the Talk

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 […]

ACT Alliance WHS 2016 Blog

11 May 2016

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[WHS Blog] Cash – A Big Part of the Answer to Reshaping Aid  

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, […]

Rapid Response Fund: Enabling timely and effective locally–led responses

10 May 2016

As a global alliance, with presence in more than 140 countries, primarily at the local and national levels, ACT Alliance members are well positioned to respond to local emergencies enabling a rapid response and minimising damaging impacts of disaster. Rooted in faith, the alliance uses community-based frontline responders, even in disasters that do not make […]

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