ACT News

Christian Aid responds to Nigeria conflict that has displaced 50,000

07 Jul 2014

Partners of ACT member Christian Aid are providing emergency support to some 50,000 people who have fled a conflict in the north central state of Benue in Nigeria. The violence is the latest outbreak of a long-running land dispute between local farmers and groups of nomadic Fulani cattle herders. Clashes between Fulani and Jukun communities […]

Ebola leaves football fans in the dark

26 Jun 2014

Football lovers in Gbalamuya village in Kambia county, Sierra Leone, a region bordering Guinea, are at a loss this football season as they are forced to forgo their favourite matches on the big screen. They are gripped by fear of the vicious Ebola virus. Their concern stems from the fact the disease is primarily spread […]

Keep up the climate momentum

15 Jun 2014

Photo: ACT/Sean Hawkey   United Nations climate change talks in Bonn (Germany) have been suspended on a positive note, with countries closer to agreeing a new global climate deal next year that would put a reign on runaway climate change. It follows recent signals from the US and Mexico of carbon emission cuts, as well […]

Commemorating 10 years in Darfur

08 Jun 2014

2014 marked the 10th anniversary of ACT’s programme of work in Darfur in partnership with Caritas. The UN has described Sudan’s western Darfur region as one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world, with 300,000 people having been killed and 2.3 million violently displaced. Current estimates say 1.2 million Darfuris live in camps and […]

The HIA delegation in Belarus

03 Jun 2014

Strengthening the dialogue between civil and religious relations, and strengthening the sector is a priority objective of the development project in Belarus by the HIA recently launched. The spirit of these objectives will be a few days to visit as well, which Aniko Levai, the Lehel Relief Organization Goodwill Ambassador Laszlo and the organization’s CEO […]

Hope for landslide survivors in Afghanistan

30 May 2014

Friday, May 30, 2014 Mehrabudin and his surviving children in temporary shelter after the landslide “It was Friday, and I was out looking for daily work. I waited until around noon where labourers gather to find daily work,” recalls Mehrabudin, a resident of a village  in Argo District, Badakhshan, Afghanistan. “On that day, no-one selected […]

Homes and hearts rebuilt in wake of huge city fire

19 May 2014

Child survivors of the fires that razed 10 Chilean hill neighbourhoods a month ago will have the chance to relax and express their feelings through a children’s programme run by ACT. Working through activity books titled ‘My Fire’, children aged six to 10 will soon be able to tell their own stories of the devastating […]

Central African Republic refugee influx to Cameroon

08 Apr 2014

Violence associated with the Anti-Balaka insurrection in the Central African Republic (CAR) led to a sharp increase in refugees fleeing to Cameroon in early 2014. Although the fighting is between two religious groups – the Christian AntiBalaka and the Muslim Séléka rebels – and is often presented as a religious conflict, the violence is underpinned […]

Banking on women to deliver

07 Mar 2014

Microcredit unions have become part of the landscape of development projects since the Grameen Bank pioneered the use of micro-loans to provide credit to poor individuals without collateral in Bangladesh. In Mozambique, ACT member the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund microfinance project has gone one step further. The organisation has set up financial institutions […]

Floods in Chocó, Colombia

03 Mar 2014

At the end of 2013, floods affected the Chocó region in the west of Colombia. The floods washed away standing crops, damaged and destroyed housing and other buildings, and destroyed food stores. Heavy rains from tropical storms caused damage in five municipalities within the region. According to the Disaster Risk Management Committee of Chocó, more […]

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