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Water for dignity in refugee camps in South Sudan

“Water is the driving force of all nature” once declared Leonardo da Vinci, and World Water Day is an important reminder that water is the driving for...

Syrian Refugee Emergency: Urgent Call to Action

For four years we have been working to support those who,in Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and the Kurdistan Region of Iraq,have had to flee war and are victi...

François Hollande in the Philippines: committed to supporting the communities of Guiuan

The President of the French Republic, Mr. François Hollande, is in the Philippines on a State visit focused on tackling climate change. Mr. Hollande w...

Planting trees and recycling water in Azraq refugee camp

Water tap stands (upper left) create runoff that is collected in shallow drainage areas. ACTED partnered with Medical Corps (IMC) and Technisches Hilf...

Majuli Island now better prepared and equipped to respond to disasters

Majuli, located where the Brahmaputra and Subansari rivers meet, is highly prone to flooding, along with risks of cyclones, earthquakes, riverbank ero...

2015/03/24
Myanmar | Development

Vocational Training in Myanmar: Building a Brighter Future

On the one hand the demand for skilled labour is high in Myanmar, however there are not enough trained workers to meet the needs of the job market. On the other, youth and young [...]

2015/03/24
Iraq | Emergency

Meeting the needs of vulnerable refugees and displaced Iraqis through food vouchers

At the end of 2014, ACTED in Iraq and its partner WFP began to switch from direct distributions of family food parcels to a food voucher system. A total of just over 16,000 [...]

2015/03/23
Somalia | Emergency

Amplifying the Voices of Internally Displaced People in Somalia

Characterized by rapid contextual changes, information flows between the humanitarian community, local actors and communities of internally displaced people in Somalia need to be [...]

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2015/03/23 - Myanmar

Internally displaced persons, or IDPs, are among the world’s most vulnerable people. Recent conflicts in Puta-O, Myanmar’s northernmost town of Kachin State, has displaced nearly 500 people.As a result, hundreds of people were left without food, shelter, [...]

2015/03/18 - South Sudan

Football is much more than just a game, it can inspire communities and break down barriers. Its universal appeal means it has a unique power and outreach and can be a really effective way to spread messages of peace and non-violence within communities [...]

2015/03/17 - Mali

In 2015, Bamako and Faragouaran in Mali are still temporary home to many Central Africans, Congolese, Ivorians, Chadians, Togolese, and Burkinabes refugees, living in precarious conditions. ACTED, with the support of UNHCR, is working to make sure that these [...]

2015/03/17 - Mali

People and especially young children continue to die of malnutrition in Bamako, Mali. ACTED teams, with the support of UNICEF, are working to make sure that 14,000 people get better treatment for severe malnutrition and that cases be detected as early on as [...]

2015/03/12 -

From 14 to 18 March 2015, the 3rd UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) will take place in Sendai, Japan in order to adopt a post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction. It will replace the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) 2005-2015: [...]

2015/03/02 - Jordan

For the second time this winter, a snow storm has hit Jordan affecting the lives of many Syrian refugees for whom getting through winter is already a struggle due to vulnerable living conditions. ACTED Jordan provided emergency assistance to 796 Syrian [...]

2015/02/24 - Kenya

Food insecurity can directly or indirectly lead to conflict. Supporting people’s livelihoods and access to food in crisis situation is thus an urgent priority.Since the end of 2014, ACTED teams have been making it a priority to take into account the crisis [...]

2015/02/19 - Haiti

To tackle the political-institutional crisis suffered by Haiti, dozens of protests call for open and democratic governance. To ensure consistency with development policies in the country, ACTED made a commitment to work alongside civil society and local [...]

2015/02/17 - oPT

Due to recent crisis in the region, 10,000 homes have been destroyed leaving tens of thousands of people without proper shelter. Due to the slow pace of reconstruction in Gaza, occupied Palestinian Territory, as well as heavy rains and flooding this winter, [...]

2015/02/12 -

Collecting, storing and using vital information is essential for agencies to improve the impact of their action on the ground.As we all know, paper based data collection requires considerable time and resources and is vulnerable to human error. To improve how [...]