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Universal Children's Day

Today is Universal Children's Day!Nearly 10 million Syrians have been displaced in the Middle East since the beginning of the conflict in Syria. Near...

Typhoon Haiyan: looking back and forward

Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful storms on record to make landfall, caused catastrophic destruction when it hit the Philippines on November 8...

Paint Outside The Lines

10 million Syrians are displaced, more than 50% are childrenNearly 10 million Syrians have been displaced in the Middle East since the beginning of th...

ACTED Communique on the Assassination of David Haines

September 14 2014 - ACTED aid agency is deeply appalled and horrified by the assassination of David Haines. ACTED strongly condemns with the utmost o...

In memoriam of David Haines

Following the tragic loss of our colleague David, we have received hundreds of messages of support and condolences from around the world. The outpour...

Philippines | Rehabilitation

World Toilet Day – Equity and Dignity

One third of the world’s population does not have access to proper sanitation. Not having access to appropriate sanitation has detrimental consequences to health, dignity, [...]

Philippines | Rehabilitation

Remember Anastacio, Maria and Nilo were building new homes?

On November 8th 2013, Typhoon Haiyan the strongest storm ever to make landfall, swept through the Philippines. Due to the unprecedented trail of devastation caused by Typhoon [...]

Lebanon | Emergency

Meeting the water needs of Lebanon: building reservoirs to tackle water shortages

Water scarcity is an increasingly problematic issue in Lebanon, as a result of exceptionally low rainfall over the past year (50% drop recorded during the past winter) and a [...]


2014/11/25 - Yemen

Sana’a [ACTED News] - Children have been celebrating Global Hand Washing Day through events in ten schools in Ad-Dhalee and Hodeidah governorate, Yemen. ACTED supported activities aimed at raising awareness of best hand-washing practices through a combination [...]

2014/11/21 - South Sudan

World Toilet Day, which is celebrated every year on the 19 November, is an opportunity to inspire action and underscore the urgency needed to end open defecation, especially for women and girls who are particularly vulnerable. As the main provider of [...]

2014/11/17 - Philippines

Typhoon Haiyan one of the deadliest and most powerful storms made landfall in the Philippines on 8th November 2013. Huge numbers of houses were either completely destroyed or heavily damaged.Moving forward in the early recovery and rehabilitation stage, ACTED [...]

2014/11/12 - MIDDLE EAST

BRUSSELS [ACTED News] – The Brussels Paint Outside The Lines exhibition organised with AptArt NGO has come to an end after five days of enthusiastic exchanges, message sharing, inspiring speeches, admiring beautiful artwork by Syrian refugee children and [...]

2014/11/10 - South Sudan

Celebrating Global Handwashing Day in South SudanGlobal Handwashing Day was celebrated by hundreds of people in Gendrassa and Kaya refugee camps in Maban, South Sudan, where ACTED is conducting water, sanitation and hygiene activities in the two camps which [...]

2014/11/06 - Somalia

NAIROBI [ACTED News] -  The Gedo Region, South-Central Somalia, is facing severe water shortages. Inadequate rainfall has led to reduced availability of water for the local population.As a consequence, water prices have sky-rocketed and water scarcity [...]

2014/11/06 - Lebanon

BEIRUT [ACTED News] – Lebanon’s water supply has decreased significantly over the past year due to unusually low levels of rainfall and a growing demand. In response, ACTED teams has been building reservoirs with the UNHCR and support from the Saudi Fund. As [...]

2014/11/04 - South Sudan

[ACTED News] - Kitchen gardening has been boosted by ACTED in the refugee camps and host communities in Maban county, Upper Nile state, with support from United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and Common Humanitarian Fund.In July, assorted vegetable seeds and [...]

2014/11/04 - South Sudan

[ACTED News] - Tree nurseries were established by ACTED in two refugee camps in Maban county, Upper Nile State, where it is growing 4,000 seedlings with support from United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR). These seedlings will help to improve the environmental [...]

2014/10/28 - Lebanon

BEIRUT [ACTED News] – Spreading hygiene awareness has become a core priority in Lebanon to minimize the risk of sanitation-related health issues in vulnerable communities. Since the beginning of the crisis, more than 37,105 persons have had access to [...]


GHI 2014

Two billion people suffering from hidden hunger according to 2014 Global Hunger Index, even as levels of hunger in many developing countries decrease. Report says food quality is equally important as quantity.