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FCA launch campaign against the spread of COVID-19 in Baidoa, Somalia

FCA community mobilizer distributes materials on the prevention of COVID19. Photo: Mohamed Ibrahim/FCA Somalia
29 Apr 2020

  ACT Alliance member Finn Church Aid has launched a preventative campaign against the spread of COVID-19 in schools and Internally Displaced People (IDP) settlements in the South West State of Baidoa, Somalia. In light of the global outbreak of COVID-19, the Ministry of Education, Culture and Higher Education (MOECHE) of the South West State […]

Rebuilding a Just World: Faith Actors Call for COVID-19 Responses to Tackle Gender Inequalities

23 Apr 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many faith actors are on the frontline. ACT Alliance is standing together with religious leaders and faith-based actors around the world to advocate to governments and civil society, for urgent responses that protect women’s rights and achieve gender equality.   The crisis does not operate in a vacuum and, as a […]

An Interfaith Earth Day message in times of Covid 19 and Climate Emergency

22 Apr 2020

ACT Alliance joins the message from the Interfaith group active at UNFCCC in response to the postponement of COP26 As faith-based organisations and movements calling for fair and just policies able to tackle the climate emergency, we understand and support the UNFCCC decision to postpone COP26 in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic that is […]

[BLOG]: Earth has enough for everybody’s needs, not greed

22 Apr 2020

Earth Day of 2020 marks the significant Golden Earth year since the UN initiated Earth Day in 1970. The Golden Earth year takes place amidst the global pandemic of COVID -19, which is inflicting great challenges on the human race, including loss of life and conflict on our earth. Earth is life – life in […]

Cyclone Idai: One year later and thousands remain in need of support

21 Apr 2020

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, […]

FCA: An unprecedented disaster looms in East Africa’s fragile countries

20 Apr 2020

Finn Church Aid (FCA) has granted 100,000 euros to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in South Sudan, Somalia and Uganda, in addition to 50,000 euros previously allocated to Kenya. Vulnerable communities across the world are bracing for the impact of a potential spread of the coronavirus. An essential part of slowing down the pandemic is […]

FBOs advocate for sustainable development during COVID-19

14 Apr 2020

ACT Alliance members Christian Aid and CREAS joined other churches and ecumenical organizations from 6 countries across Latin America and the Caribbean to host a training course titled, ‘Religion and Development: Advocacy for sustainable development‘. The course aimed to support joint advocacy strategies for sustainable development in the region. The need for a sustainable transition […]

NCCP provides relief to 300 households affected by COVID 19

09 Apr 2020

ACT Alliance member the National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP) has launched a response to support 300 households of the Navotas community who had been affected by lockdowns to stop the spread of COVID-19.  NCCP distributed food and hygiene kits to the vulnerable families to help them weather this pandemic. In response to […]

Global religious leaders urge US to lift crippling sanctions against Iran and other countries in face of COVID-19

09 Apr 2020

In a joint letter to US president Donald Trump, ACT Alliance, the World Council of Churches, and National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA have urged the US to lift crippling sanctions against Iran that are greatly impeding response in that nation to COVID-19. “The novel coronavirus is a common enemy of […]

ACT Statement: A Call for Humanity and Stronger Global Governance

07 Apr 2020

A Call for Humanity and Stronger Global Governance It is with dismay that we see how much the COVID-19 has affected people and nations. This pandemic is one of the major humanitarian crises in modern history and has spread to conflict-affected and fragile countries. This pandemic increases the vulnerability of people already experiencing humanitarian crises, […]

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