ACT News

How do we inspire action for the SDGs?

19 Jul 2016

Recent Yakkum activities on national CBO meeting and rally with focus on No one Left Behind, and National Exhibition during International DRR day with focus on SDGs. Photo: Yakkum   Although the 2030 development agenda, based on 17 goals, were agreed by United Nations in September last year, you can still feel the enthusiasm of […]

No one can escape Climate change

15 Jul 2016

A bridge near Pueblo Nuevo in northern Nicaragua, that no water has passed under for months. The rains just didn’t come. In wide areas across El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua, harvests have been completely destroyed by the drought causing enormous hardship for many thousands of poor subsistence farming families. The drought in this area is […]

Leave no one’s dignity behind

14 Jul 2016

‘I plan to use this grant money to buy a sack of rice for my family,” said Lim Ean (79), from Cambodia. ACT members provide CASH transfer in several emergency responses. Photo: Paul Jeffrey   A group of mostly elderly women in Zinga village in Tanzania tell me what it’s like to receive cash transfers […]

Stop the fighting in South Sudan and uphold international law, says ACT

11 Jul 2016

PRESS RELEASE   The renewed fighting in South Sudan has raised serious concerns around safety and security of the people of the new, and increasingly fragile country. The situation has rapidly deteriorated over the last couple of days, with a reported death toll of nearly 300 people, and armed violence erupting in Juba and surrounding […]

NGOs strongly condemn new EU policies to contain migration

28 Jun 2016

Joint NGO statement ahead of the European Council of 28-29 June 2016 At the upcoming European Council, European Union (EU) leaders will discuss the European Commission’s Communication on a new Partnership Framework with third countries. The Communication proposes an approach which aims to leverage existing EU and Member States’ external cooperation instruments and tools in […]

Close the gaps on fundamental inequality says ACT Alliance

23 Jun 2016

PRESS RELEASE   Governments must act now to address economic and social inequalities that divide people and countries, benefiting only a few and forcing the many into cycles of poverty, vulnerability and marginalization, international humanitarian and development network ACT Alliance has said. Commenting as the World Wealth Report from CapGemini was released today, ACT Alliance said […]

ACT Alliance online security induction course

17 Jun 2016

  The ACT online security induction course is a useful tool for introducing new staff to some of the safety & security issues they may face in their work with the aid sector. The course which is online on the ACT Safety & Security Community of Practice (SSCP) website features twelve modules consisting of a […]

Working Together for Justice, Lasting Peace and Stability An Appeal by International NGOs to the Royal Government of Cambodia

09 Jun 2016

To: His Excellency Prak Sokhonn, Senior Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Royal Government of the Kingdom of Cambodia   We, the undersigned international NGOs, recognise the Royal Government of Cambodia’s commitment to global agreements and frameworks, such as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We note that the quest for sustainable development […]

Much more ambition needed to effectively reduce climate change impact says ACT Alliance

08 Jun 2016

PRESS RELEASE Cecilia Richard, 33, harvests millet in Captain, a village in southern Malawi that has been hard hit by drought in recent years, leading to chronic food insecurity, especially during the “hunger season,” when farmers are waiting for the harvest. ACT Alliance has worked with farmers in this village to switch to alternative, drought-resistant […]

Opportunities are there, now put words into action

24 May 2016

PRESS RELEASE A volunteer for ACT Alliance member DanChurchAid explains to neighbours their options for constructing houses to replace the homes they lost in the 2015 Nepal earthquake. Photo Credit: ACT/Paul Jeffrey   The World Humanitarian Summit has identified key opportunities that exist for more effective collaboration among diverse stakeholders but clear implementation strategies are […]

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