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Interfaith climate change statement signed by 250 religious leaders

18 Apr 2016

PRESS RELEASE 18 April 2016 – Today, four days before the signing ceremony for the Paris Agreement on climate change adopted by UN negotiators on 12 December, a Statement from 250 religious leaders supporting this pact and urging much more ambitious action is being handed to UN General Assembly President, Ambassador Mogens Lykketoft. Eminent signatories include […]

If we ever get out of here

15 Apr 2016

There are 60 million refugees globally. Behind every number is a unique story. In the documentary “If we ever get out of here” we get to follow three individuals and their families in the refugee camp Kakuma, Kenya: Klementine and her five children; Deeqa who cares for her wounded and paralyzed mother; and Jackson who […]

Church and Christian organisations call for concerted action in refugee crisis

17 Mar 2016

Ahead of a meeting of the European Council, five European ecumenical organisations have written to EU political leaders urging action on the refugee and migrant crisis. The Churches’ Commission for Migrants in Europe (CCME), the Conference of European Churches (CEC), Eurodiaconia, EU-CORD, and ACT Alliance EU call on European governments to fulfill their promises and […]

Stronger commitment needed to protect civil society space

07 Mar 2016

PRESS RELEASE ACT Alliance is this week raising an alarm over the increasing violation of the space for civil society to operate in Central America. “The deteriorating situation for civil society organisations and human rights defenders in Central America in general, and in countries like El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras in particular, is of major concern,” […]

Training people to prepare for more violent storms

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, […]

ACT Guatemala Forum supports investigation into crimes against women

12 Feb 2016

Statement in solidarity with the women witnesses in the Sepur Zarco case in Guatemala As faith-based organisations, the ACT Alliance Guatemala Forum has expressed their solidarity with the women witnesses in the Sepur Zarco case in Guatemala. In a trial initiated in Guatemala in February 2016, eleven indigenous Maya Q’eqchi’ women have stood up and are […]

Myanmar Flood

11 Feb 2016

CYCLONE SURVIVOR TOOK PART IN EMERGENCY RESPONSE Maung Phyu Hla is currently working as an Assistant Education Officer for ACT Alliance member LWF in Rakhine State, Myanmar. When Cyclone Komen hit the region last year, he actively took part in the emergency response team of LWF even though his family was severely affected by the […]

ACT responds as refugees arrive at Nduta camp in Tanzania

05 Feb 2016

Myanmar floods: the story of U Kyaw Thein

04 Feb 2016

MYANMAR FLOODS: CROPS DESTROYED, LIVESTOCK LOST U Kyaw Thein, 61, lives a simple life in the quiet Bauk Ywar village, located in Mrauk-U Township, Rakhine State. He has engaged in subsistence farming to support his family, planting rice in the wet season, and alternating it with maize during the dry season. Click on the picture […]

An appeal to end the suffering in Syria

22 Jan 2016

  More than 120 humanitarian organizations and United Nations agencies issued a joint appeal today urging the world to raise their voices and call for an end to the Syria crisis and to the suffering endured by millions of civilians. The appeal also outlines a series of immediate, practical steps that can improve humanitarian access […]

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