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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 […]

Local and national organisations must be enabled to participate more in humanitarian decision-making

23 May 2016

PRESS RELEASE   23 May 2016 – Moving from delivering aid to ending need requires more participation of local and national organisations in policy and decision-making processes, international faith-based humanitarian and development network ACT Alliance has said. Speaking at the World Humanitarian Summit’s High Level Leaders Round Table on ‘Changing People’s Lives: From Delivering Aid […]

Reducing Disaster Risk for a Safer World

21 May 2016

Let’s no forget: locally-led response & Preventing and Mitigating Risks are REQUIRED for a Safer World   At the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai last year, ACT Alliance committed: To raise DRR awareness at the grassroots level by influencing local leadership and educating community members ACT Alliance has a strong track record on […]

[WHS Blog] WHS is only the beginning

20 May 2016

Hari Maya Bhujel hugs her grandson, 5-year old Utsab, in Majhitar, a village in the Dhading District of Nepal where Dan Church Aid, a member of the ACT Alliance, has provided a variety of support to local villagers in the wake of a devastating 2015 earthquake. Photo: Paul Jeffrey   The first-ever World Humanitarian Summit […]

Clear action on ways forward needed at WHS

20 May 2016

PRESS RELEASE   20 May 2016 – Renewed action and investment in humanity is needed at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul next week if we are to move from delivering aid to ending need, international faith-based humanitarian and development network ACT Alliance has said. In the eleven new commitments ACT Alliance as a network […]

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