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Statement of the ACT Alliance Ethiopia Forum on the current situation in Ethiopia

18 Nov 2020

The following statement was issued by the ACT Ethiopia Forum about the situation in the Tigray region.  ACT has also issued two alerts (one for Ethiopia, and one for Sudan) regarding humanitarian response in the region. The ACT Alliance Ethiopia Forum lifts up in prayer the people affected by the crisis that erupted on the […]

ACT Alliance participates in first regional review of the Global Compact for Migration

Refugees on their way to western Europe, a man from Iran holds his son as they approach the border into Croatia near the Serbian village of Berkasovo. The ACT Alliance has provided critical support for refugee and migrant families here and in other places along their journey.
16 Nov 2020

Last week, the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) was being reviewed for the first time at regional level by governments, UN agencies, and other stakeholders, to assess progress made in its implementation since it was adopted by the UN GA in December 2018. The first region to conduct such a review […]

Ongoing humanitarian support in Beirut

11 Nov 2020

ACT members in Lebanon are continuing to respond to humanitarian need after an explosion devastated Beirut on August 4, 2020. The ACT Lebanon Forum put out an appeal, which can be pledged to by contacting George Majaj. Here are three stories, from the Middle East Council of Churches, the Department of Service for Palestinian Refugees, […]

ACT responds to Typhoon Goni

06 Nov 2020

Super Typhoon Goni, referred to locally as Typhoon Rolly, made landfall in the municipality of Bato, Catanduanes province in the Philippines on 1 November 2020. Over 1.4 million people in five regions across Luzon were affected. The typhoon made landfall as a category five storm and has been labelled the world’s strongest typhoon of 2020. […]

The Hundred Billion Dollar Climate Promise: Will it be kept?

06 Nov 2020

[PRESS RELEASE] The Hundred Billion Dollar Climate Promise: Will it be kept? Today the OECD published a report on the status of climate finance that has been mobilised by developed countries in relation to their commitment to deliver 100 bn USD annually by 2020. The report takes stock of funds that had been delivered by […]

Policy Brief: A Review of the Sustainable Development Goals through a Climate Lens

06 Nov 2020

Policy Brief ACT Alliance’s Policy Brief: A Review of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through a Climate Lens  is now available for download in English and Spanish. In 2015, the international community made an unprecedented set of commitments to pursuing a sustainable future through the adoption of the Agenda 2030 and its Sustainable Development Goals […]

Learning and inspiring through climate justice dialogues 

23 Oct 2020

Adapted from story by Anglican Alliance/Elizabeth Perry. ACT continues to build its influential network of faith-inspired climate justice advocates around the world. Through this network, ACT has been able to influence, inform and inspire climate action at the national and international level, while working to ensure that the needs and solutions of communities made vulnerable […]

FCA to support quality education in Syria with USD 680,000 from Syria Humanitarian Fund

13 Oct 2020

This article was originally posted on the Finn Church Aid website FCA will be supporting 4,000 crisis-affected children and youth in Hama area in Syria with access to quality education in a safe and protected environment. Finn Church Aid (FCA) has been granted over 680,000 USD from the Syria Humanitarian Fund to support 4,000 children and youth […]

The Beirut blast response by local ACT members

DSPR-JCC volunteers helping clean up after the Beirut blast of August 4, 2020, which displaced hundreds of thousands. Photo: DSPR-JCC
09 Oct 2020

The landscape of Beirut and the lives of hundreds of thousands of its residents, changed in an instant on the afternoon of August 4, 2020. At 18:00 local time, over 2700 tonnes of ammonium nitrate exploded in a warehouse in the port of Beirut, killing hundreds, injuring thousands, and displacing over 300,000 people.  “Hundreds of […]

Breathing together in solidarity

09 Oct 2020

This is an excerpt of the World YWCA / YMCA Week of Prayer booklet. To download the full booklet click here Breathing together in solidarity By: Elaine Neuenfeldt, Act Alliance Gender Programme Manager At times of catastrophes and calamities it is difficult to breathe. Catastrophes are not affecting everyone equally – they tend to intensify […]

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