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Drought in Namibia and Angola

In 2013, a national drought emergency was declared in Namibia, with roughly 37 per cent of the population considered at ...

Indonesia: fighting for resilience

Climate change, coupled with urbanisation, rapid population growth and environmental degradation, is creating greater risks of disasters. How these are ...

Flood victims in Russia

In August 2013, around the Amur River in the far east of Russia, water levels rose by more than 7.5m, ...

The displaced in the Central African Republic

Violence in the Central African Republic since March 2013 has left millions of people in need of emergency assistance and ...

Upholding the rights of indigenous women

Around 40 per cent of the Guatemalan population is indigenous – mainly Mayan. They suffered most of the 200,000 killings ...

DRC refugees in Uganda

The presence of uncontrolled armed groups in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has led to ...

ACT Alliance awards best work to mitigate the effects of climate change

The ACT Alliance Climate Change Award for 2013 was given May 21st to RDRS Bangladesh for best practice in its ...

Governments must accelerate efforts to eradicate violence against women

Alarming statistics illustrate the enormous obstacles that remain in the way of eliminating epidemic levels of violence against women and ...

As Syrian conflict mounts, refugees flock to Lebanon, Jordan and Armenia

As the bitter battle for Damascus intensifies and further engulfs the region, ACT Alliance expects that even more than 1.1 ...

Syrian refugees welcomed to Lebanon amid political tensions

As their country’s civil war drags on, thousands of Syrian families continue to flee the incessant violence for safety in ...