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World Humanitarian Day 2014: A Post From The Field

On the occasion of World Humanitarian Day, we would like to take the opportunity to reiterate our commitment to act for change in the lives of those m...

IRAQ I Call for the opening of a humanitarian corridor for people displaced in Sinjar

Erbil, 12th August 2014 – Following recent fighting in the North of Iraq, a humanitarian crisis is taking place before the eyes of the humanitarian co...

Convergences World Forum 2014

Since it was launched in 2008, Convergences World Forum, an initiative by ACTED, has become a leading event for professionals to exchange on innovativ...

How do geographic information systems inform humanitarian action?

Tweet // From the air it looks like a big, sprawling urban area; row after row of tents and containers line sandy roads that are dotted with power li...

Overcrowded and dilapidated collective shelters in Lebanon

Tweet // As the number of Syrian refugees entering Lebanon continues to increase, many are struggling to find appropriate and affordable accommodatio...

Jordan | Emergency

Children in Zaatari call the world to action

As part of World Humanitarian Day, ACTED and aptART organized a fun and questioning arts workshop with Syrian children in Zaatari Camp, Jordan. The workshop is part of a week of [...]

Iraq | Emergency

World Humanitarian Day 2014: A Post From The Field

On the occasion of World Humanitarian Day, we would like to take the opportunity to reiterate our commitment to act for change in the lives of those most vulnerable, children, [...]

Iraq | Emergency

Child protection needs of children displaced in Ainkawa, Kurdistan Region of Iraq

On the 10th and 11th of August 2014, ACTED’s Child Protection and Assessment and Monitoring teams conducted a rapid assessment of the location and needs of internally displaced [...]


2014/08/14 - Lebanon

BEIRUT [ACTED News] – After several days of clashes in the Eastern town of Arsal, the situation has started to settle. However, this spout of fighting has further acerbated already acute humanitarian needs, with the displacement of at least 325 Lebanese and [...]

2014/08/12 -

[ACTED News] - Today, August 12th, 2014 Afghanistan joined other nations in celebrating International Youth Day. This year's theme, Youth and Mental Health, is particularly apt in this country where an estimated 60% of the population is facing mental health [...]

2014/08/12 - Jordan

[ACTED News] Expanding entrepreneurial skills, building capacities and serving their communities are a few things Jordanian youth prioritize and work to build upon. As part of an ACTED project that aims to strengthen civil society, young leaders who head [...]

2014/08/12 - Tajikistan

Dushanbe 2014 - HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation in Tajikistan has launched a new project National Water Resources Management (NWRM) in partnership with ACTED and the German International Cooperation (GIZ), with the objective to strengthen water resources [...]

2014/08/08 - Kenya

NAIROBI [ACTED News] - Severe drought conditions are affecting pastoral and agro pastoral communities across Baringo County, Kenya, in particular in East Pokot Sub County. Inconsistent rains throughout 2014 have left households unable to meet their basic food [...]

2014/08/08 - Kenya

8 August, 2014-Nairobi - The Sub-County of East Pokot, Baringo County is facing severe drought conditions. Due to inconsistent rains in 2014, households are currently unable to meet their basic food and water needs as well as sustain their livestock.In [...]

2014/08/06 - South Sudan

JUBA [ACTED News] - Seven months since the start of the crisis in South Sudan, more than 14,000 displaced people continue to seek refuge at Tongping UN base in the country’s capital Juba. Alongside its site management activities, ACTED has been distributing [...]

2014/07/30 - Tajikistan

Dushanbe [ACTED News] – This week the 2014 Human Development Report was released, revealing that Tajikistan now ranks 133 of 187 countries. The 2014 HDI report expressed concern that global rates of development growth were beginning to slow. The report [...]

2014/07/30 - Tajikistan

Dushanbe, 30th July 2014 – Building on achievements of previous DIPECHO (I-VII), and other Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) interventions, ACTED is launching a new project with the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO), [...]

2014/07/24 - Cambodia

Tweet // [ACTED News] – A specialized police hotline has been set up by ACTED, in collaboration with the Cambodian police force, that is being used by entertainment workers to report any form of sexual or gender based violence that they experience. ACTED has [...]


How interactive theatre sessions can help save lives

Ensuring access to safe-drinking water and adequate sanitation facilities as well as encouraging personal, domestic and community hygiene can improve the quality of life for millions of people. According to the WHO more than 1 billion people globally lack...