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[COP24] Press Release: ACT calls for stronger commitment to climate action after COP24

The just concluded COP 24 confirms the vast disconnect between ambition, urgency for action on climate change, and the political will of key governments.  As ACT Alliance, we strongly believe [...]

[COP24] Addressing Climate Induced Migration- A side event at COP24

Over 28,000 people from around the world are gathered in Katowice, Poland for the international climate conference known as COP24.  This event is key to negotiations on how to implement [...]

[COP24] Blog: CASA’s Climate change Interventions in India

  Church's Auxiliary for Social Action (CASA) in India works with poor and marginalized communities across the country and most of these are also vulnerable to climate change impacts though [...]

[COP24] Blog: Salvation in a Time of Climate Change

  Now that the reality of accelerated climate disruption is pushing either the throttle - or the panic button, people are looking for a way around or a way out [...]

Highlighting protection for migrants and refugees

There are 65.6 million forcibly displaced persons including over 22.5 million refugees in the world today. The number of refugees is growing while the national laws and attitudes towards refugees [...]

[COP24] Blog: Vulnerable Women pay the price for delay

  As I set out on my journey to Katowice, Poland, I reflected on Gender Day at the climate change negotiations.  The images of numerous women, children and farmers facing life [...]

Joint Civil Society Message to the Member States at the Intergovernmental Conference to adopt the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration

Joint Civil Society Message to the Member States at the Intergovernmental Conference to adopt the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration Marrakesh, Morocco December 10, 2018 A message [...]

[COP24] Press Release: “Transformation will remain an illusion if parties don’t step up their work to deliver the Paris Rulebook”

There is just one week to go at COP24 as negotiations continue to finalize the Paris rulebook for the implementation of the Paris Agreement. The commitments by parties to fight [...]

[COP24] Blog: Climate finance is needed for climate action, not for fulfilling a target

Let me be clear. We need climate action, and we need it now! As shown in the recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), we need to [...]

[COP24] Blog: Embracing Empowerment

   “…It is clear that the environmental crisis which is confronting the world will profoundly alter the future destiny or our planet. No one among us, whatever our status, strength [...]
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Member News

Making a difference, saving lives in Sudan

*By Barbara Dunlap-Berg EAST DARFUR STATE, Sudan (UMCOR) – Until September 2017, Mariam, a mother of nine and an internally displaced person (IDP) who walked miles to get water from [...]

Internally displaced family finds hope, thanks to UMCOR

*Barbara Dunlap-Berg EAST DARFUR STATE, Sudan (UMCOR) – In December 2013, fighting broke out between the Maalya and Rizaigat tribes in East Darfur state, Sudan. When another tribe warned of [...]

After Cyclone Dineo, UMCOR helps Mozambicans rebuild

By Barbara Dunlap-Berg* In February 2017, Mozambique was struck by winds of more than 62 miles per hour and battered by torrential rain and rough seas. Cyclone Dineo killed seven [...]

International Day of Girls

”Religious beliefs which have been influenced by patriarchy, have often resulted in discrimination and oppression against women and girls. Church of Sweden International Work, collaborates with other faith based and [...]

Relief for the weary in Syria

By Bella DiFilippo* The ongoing civil war in Syria has internally displaced more than 6 million civilians. Through support from the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), families struggling with [...]

Human right defenders in Colombia subjected to attack

Diakonia and The Church of Sweden’s international work condemn the assassination attempt against Matilde Leonor López Arpushana. Matilde received the 2014 award for the defence of human rights in Colombia [...]

Rohingya women and girls meet and study in safe places at refugee camps in Bangladesh

Women and girls learn to read and acquire new skills in the FCA/DCA project in two refugee camps in Bangladesh. “I feel secure to work in the safe space for [...]

Ubumbano in action: creating a solidarity model in South Africa

Exploring new ways of working together in South and Southern Africa within the ACT Alliance. By Gerhard Buttner, Programme Manager, Christian Aid South Africa. South Africa is one of the most [...]

Cash for Work: the Road to Resilience 

The dust whipped through the air as we traversed different villages in Baringo County in Kenya. This is a land of scattered homesteads among the barren plains of sand and [...]

Supporting Burundian refugees

Jubilant women coming from water buckets collection in Mtendeli camp. Credit: Albert Temu Prior to the current influx of Burundian refugees, Tanzania had only one remaining refugee camp i.e Nyarugusu, [...]
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