ACT News

Faith-based and international orgs work together to realise SDGs

26 Sep 2015

As the UNGA opened this week, faith leaders and international organisations came together to discuss the “Moral Imperative to End Extreme Poverty and Advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”. This historic event, co-sponsored by the World Council of Churches, the United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on Religion Development, the World Bank and other multi-religious organisations, mobilised […]

Climate action: a necessary pre-condition to achieve the SDGs

25 Sep 2015

As world leaders acknowledge the links between climate change and poverty at the UNGA Post-2015 Summit, which opened in New York today, ACT Alliance called for increasing urgency to address the impacts of climate change. Addressing a parallel event focusing on the role of faith-based actors in sustainable development, the international humanitarian and development network […]

Vanuatu: 6 months after the Cyclone Pam

24 Sep 2015

On Friday 13th March a category 5 Tropical Cyclone Pam lashed the islands of Vanuatu bringing with it destructive winds surpassing 300kph, heavy rainfall, storm surges and flooding. The eye of the cyclone passed close to Efate Island, where the capital Port Vila is located causing extensive and widespread damage. Six months, ACT Alliance members continue to help the […]

Vulnerable communities need a fair chance to survive

17 Sep 2015

  World leaders must remember that those who have contributed least to the climate crisis face the its severest consequences said ACT Alliance members from Asia Pacific yesterday as they highlighted the increasing vulnerability of coastal areas in Asia and the Pacific to the impacts of climate change. Speaking at the launch event of the […]

Promoting resilience in the Czech Republic

10 Sep 2015

During the last 20 years, the Czech Republic has been struck by extreme floods of great extent, numerous flash floods of local importance and uncommon natural disasters such as tornado in 2013. Global climate change may contribute to more extreme weather events like these and communities need to be ready. Dolni Berkovice, a village with […]

Base EU response to the refugee crisis on human rights, ACT pleads

08 Sep 2015

ACT PRESS RELEASES European advocacy network ACT Alliance EU has called on the EU member states to collectively respond to the refugee crisis impacting Europe with a fair and mandatory sharing of responsibility for receiving refugees and respecting their human rights. In a statement the network urged EU member states to adhere to the international […]

Syrian refugees face water crisis in Lebanon

04 Sep 2015

ACT member International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) is working to protect the health and well-being of more than 4,300 vulnerable Syrian refugees with improved access to safe water at two informal settlements in Lebanon. At El Rahmeh, a northern Lebanon settlement of 350 Syrian refugee families, IOCC drilled water wells and installed pumps, storage tanks, […]

Continued support to migrants in Hungary

02 Sep 2015

One month since ACT Alliance released its alert, ACT member Hungarian Interchurch Aid (HIA) continues to support children and mothers in reception centres in Hungary. See our photo gallery here: Support to migrants in Hungary ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 13 The joy of playing can reduce the level of stress in the chidren […]

ACT Alliance secretariat opens a presence in Amman

02 Sep 2015

  At the launch of its secretariat presence in Amman, Jordan, on 31 August, ACT Alliance called for the protection and support of refugees in accordance with the United Nations Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, Refugee Protocol, regional laws and standards, United Nations resolutions and international human rights and humanitarian law. ACT Alliance […]

People are dying on our doorstep – Europe needs to act now

02 Sep 2015

Six major Nordic aid and development organisations, and members of ACT Alliance, have called on governments in Europe to take immediate response to the refugee crisis on Europe’s doorstep. “People are dying on our doorstep – Europe needs to act now,” was the call from the organisations, highlighting: “In Europe, we pride ourselves being leaders […]

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