ACT News

Influx of Burundian refugees in Tanzania

21 Aug 2015

“On June 19th there were 49,000 Burundians in Nyarugusu Refugee Camp [Tanzania]. Now there are over 80,000” Aaron Tate from ACT member CWS talks about the influx of Burundian refugees in Tanzania and the ACT Appeal  

Helping farmers grow food in challenging conditions in Niger

20 Aug 2015

Araga Danrani, 75, (pictured above: LWR/Emily Sollie) is a farmer living in Niger, in the West African Sahel. Over the past few years Niger and surrounding countries have experienced a combination of drought and rising food prices that has left more than 18.7 million people at risk for hunger. Not long ago Mr. Danrani had […]

Loans to generate income for Chad refugees

20 Aug 2015

Her assortment includes salt, onions, Maggi flavour cubes, little yellow peppers and cooking oil. Pointy plastic bags with the yellow liquid are shining in the afternoon sun. Once in a while, a customer comes to buy one of the little spice bags at Cecile Endamag’s (pictured above with her nephew photo: LWF/C. Kästner)  market stand […]

Indigenous rights and development in South America’s Gran Chaco

19 Aug 2015

In the heart of South America, the Gran Chaco covers almost 1 million square kilometres. It is the biggest dry forest in the world, spanning territories in Argentina, Bolivia and Paraguay. The region has some of the most acute levels of poverty in Latin America. Across the three countries in this area, two ACT members […]

ACT Alliance member supports migrants in Hungary

17 Aug 2015

Since the beginning of 2015 a mass influx of asylum seekers could be noticed in Hungary. According to latest data the number of asylum seekers has constantly risen from a few thousand in 2014 to around 83,000 until July 2015. Migrants are arriving from countries of armed conflict, deep poverty, or social unrest, like Northern and […]

Zambia Land Alliance helps family reclaim land

14 Aug 2015

A partner of the ACT Allliance Joint Programme in Zambia, the Zambia Land Alliance (ZLA) has made a difference in the lives of a Solwezi based family after helping them reclaim land that had been grabbed from them by a named local Church. “I am very happy that our family land has been given back […]

FinnChurchAid: Victims of the Myanmar floods need assistance

10 Aug 2015

A woman carries her child from their half-submerged house in Nyaung Tone, Ayeyarwaddy Delta, about 60 miles southwest of Yangon, Myanmar. Friendly nations and international relief organizations are mobilizing to give disaster assistance to Myanmar, where 69 people have died and another 260,000 been affected by widespread flooding fed by more than a month of […]

Cyclone in Madagascar

08 Aug 2015

Cyclone Haruna hit south-west Madagascar in mid-February 2013, while many people on the east coast were still recovering from Cyclone Felleng, which had struck on 30 January. Haruna killed 75 people and injured many more. It caused widespread damage to housing, power lines, schools and other infrastructure. Our members took part in the nationally coordinated […]

Supporting migrant rights in Central Asia

03 Aug 2015

Two ACT members and their respective partner organisations have joined forces to focus on rights of migrants and their families in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan and Russia. Many of the millions of internal and irregular (unregistered) external migrants in Central Asia are highly vulnerable, as are their relatives left behind in rural and often economically depressed […]

Responding in Gaza – one year later

26 Jul 2015

“Personally I feel that what we do is like a drop in the ocean. But when I see the smiles on the faces of the people we try to assist, I realise how important this drop in the ocean is…” a statement by Azzam Alsaqqa, from ACT member Christian Aid, which has for years been […]

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