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Double crisis: Tackling the effects of COVID-19 and climate-related disasters

  Over the past several months we have seen the COVID-19 pandemic spread across the globe. It is a crisis with far-reaching and profound consequences for the economy and for [...]

UN Multi-faith Advisory Council’s role and ambitions: an interview with Rudelmar Bueno de Faria

  In 2010 the United Nations created the Interagency Task Force on Religion and Sustainable Development (UN-IATF), which today includes more than 20 UN agencies.  Its purpose is to provide [...]

An anniversary of an earthquake overshadowed by COVID-19

In 2015, a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal. ACT Alliance-member Lutheran World Relief (LWR) together with other ACT Nepal Forum members supported affected people like Sunita, a mother of [...]

Afghanistan: More challenges for women and girls due to COVID-19

Interview with Rabia Sabri, Programme Coordinator, CWSA Afghanistan Being a woman or a girl in a patriarchal society like Afghanistan has never been easy. In times of COVID, they face [...]

ACT calls on High-level Panel on Internal Displacement to ensure inclusive consultations

ACT Alliance has responded to the call for submissions issued by the UN Secretary General’s High-level Panel on Internal Displacement by sharing various lessons from its work with internally displaced [...]

Opinion: The coronavirus response needs local communities and faith leaders

As appeared on With 84% of the world population identifying with a religious group, faith communities and agencies are essential stakeholders during a pandemic like the one we are [...]

ACT launches COVID-19 response in 14 countries

  The novel Coronavirus has affected every country in the world, bringing massive disruption in its wake. ACT Alliance responded by launching a global appeal and rapid response fund (RRF) [...]

FCA launch campaign against the spread of COVID-19 in Baidoa, Somalia

  ACT Alliance member Finn Church Aid has launched a preventative campaign against the spread of COVID-19 in schools and Internally Displaced People (IDP) settlements in the South West State [...]

Rebuilding a Just World: Faith Actors Call for COVID-19 Responses to Tackle Gender Inequalities

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many faith actors are on the frontline. ACT Alliance is standing together with religious leaders and faith-based actors around the world to advocate to governments and [...]

An Interfaith Earth Day message in times of Covid 19 and Climate Emergency

ACT Alliance joins the message from the Interfaith group active at UNFCCC in response to the postponement of COP26 As faith-based organisations and movements calling for fair and just policies [...]
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Member News

United Church of Christ offers coronavirus resources

As news of the health threat posed by the coronavirus continues to unfold, the United Church of Christ and its Disaster Ministries are sharing new, original resources with guidance for [...]

United Church of Christ COVID-19 Daily Briefing separates pandemic fact from fiction

In its COVID-19 Daily Briefing, the United Church of Christ works to separate facts from falsehoods and fear, supplying valuable information for the duration of the pandemic crisis. This resource [...]

A Pakistani cook fights hunger and poverty in the COVID-19 crisis

    Fifty-two-year old Ayub Masih was working as a cook until this March when the coronavirus epidemic broke out in Pakistan. The meager subsistence he was bringing to the [...]

WEBINAR: Remote Complaints Response (CRM) and Community Feedback Mechanism

When: May 13, 2020  What time: 2:00 PM (PST) Where: ZOOM – Link to be shared Language: English  How long: 120 minutes  Who is it for: Humanitarian and development practitioners working in or with hard-to-reach [...]

“I hope that cooperation is contagious”

Marvin Parvez is the Regional Director of Community World Service Asia. As the current situation is unprecedented, he calls for ACT Alliance to be a role model to other networks, [...]

Chronic poverty will increase

Marvin Parvez, from ACT member Community World Service Asia, speaking about the unprecedented situation caused by COVID-19 and its consequences for Afghanistan and Pakistan. “According to my experience since the [...]

Webinar: The Role of Human Resources (HR) in Remote Management during Covid-19 Response

This interactive webinar organized by Community World Service Asia will help explore: Challenges encountered in remote management; and The role of HR in facilitating an effective remote management process The [...]

Fighting to end violence against women in Indian communities

  The Lutheran World Service India Trust (LWSIT), a member organization of the ACT Alliance, has launched several initiatives to address gender-based violence. That’s why it supported people from 15 [...]

Discussion paper:"Where, for what and when should blended finance be used and promoted?"

Act CoS has recently published a discussion paper on blended finance. The purpose is to contribute to the debate on blended finance through some suggestions about when and where to [...]

Our human responsibility at Greek-Turkish border

Our human responsibility in the current situation:  A common statement from the Catholic and Lutheran church leaders in Scandianvia regarding the refugee situation at the Greek-Turkish border   We are [...]
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