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From Jordan to Europe: Ali’s journey

International media has been dominated for months by the desperate plight of Syrian refugees trying to reach Europe. The stories and images at times h...

Nepal 6 months on: Building back safer

Six months have passed since a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal. However, to date, many families remain without proper shelter. To respond to this u...

Sustainable Development Goals: tackling poverty, inequality and climate change together

This week, world leaders are gathering at the United Nations in New York to formally adopt the new sustainable development agenda. The agenda is compr...

3 Zero: Zero Exclusion, Zero Carbon, Zero Poverty

In 2015 the international community is getting ready to make decisive commitments for the future of our planet. First in September in New York with th...

Severe humanitarian crisis in Yemen

Situation update 18 August 2015World Humanitarian Day: Highlighting the critical situation in YemenIn Yemen, the death toll now stands at 2,000 with o...

Pakistan | Emergency

Shelter and vital aid for families struck by flooding in Pakistan

Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral in Pakistan are home to thousands of big and small glaciers and glacial lakes. This unique geographical profile makes the area highly vulnerable to [...]

Yemen | Emergency

ACTED supports community sanitation in Yemen, stresses severe water and sanitation crisis

World Toilet Day on November 19th draws attention to the importance of good sanitation facilities and practices in preventing diseases. This issue is of particular importance in [...]

Philippines | Rehabilitation

Raise a hand for hygiene in the Philippines

On 15th October 2015, people from all around the world celebrated the eighth global handwashing day. In Eastern Samar in the Philippines, ACTED celebrated with its partner [...]


2015/11/19 - South Sudan

ACTED organized a mass information campaign across Doro refugee camp in Upper Nile, South Sudan today to highlight the importance of latrines and help identify the relationship between open defecation and public health. This is particularly poignant as in [...]

2015/11/17 - Cambodia

In the course of its project on reducing the risk of sexual gender-based violence against entertainment workers in Phnom Penh, ACTED is now awarding certificates to entertainment establishments (bars, restaurants, KTVs) as a reward for protecting their female [...]

2015/11/17 -

ACTED organized a mass information campaign across three refugee camps in Upper Nile to celebrate Global Hand Washing Day with about 2000 participants from across all 3 camps. Global Hand Washing Day is held every year across more than 70 countries to [...]

2015/11/17 - Jordan

Since the beginning of the Syria crisis in 2011, ACTED has been at the forefront of the humanitarian response, providing essential lifesaving support to both Syrian refugees and the Jordanian households who are hosting them. This year’s World Food Day was [...]

2015/11/17 - Jordan

Global hand washing day aims to motivate and mobilize people to improve their hand washing habits by washing their hands with soap at key moments throughout the day to help prevent the spread of diseases. ACTED organised global hand washing day events for [...]

2015/11/16 - France

Each and every person whose lives have been affected by the barbaric events in Paris on Friday 13th November are in our hearts and minds. Our thoughts are equally as strongly with all those, throughout the world, whose lives are affected by acts of terrorism [...]

2015/11/16 - Pakistan

In Pakistan, ACTED works with the support of the European Commission to foster technical vocational education and training.One of the courses ACTED has introduced are classes for future solar panel technicians. The class teaches young Pakistanis how to [...]

2015/11/13 -

We are proud to announce that ACTED has been certified as a sending organization under the EU Aid Volunteers Initiative by the European Commission.The EU Aid Volunteer Initiative brings together volunteers and organizations from different countries, in joint [...]

2015/11/10 - South Sudan

Recently ACTED organized a mass information campaign across 3 refugee camps in Upper Nile this week to celebrate Global Hand Washing Day with about 2000 participants from across all 3 camps.In Upper Nile State, ACTED responds to the water, hygiene and [...]

2015/11/06 - Jordan

In Jordan bread is considered as sacred and the belief is that it is “forbidden” to throw uneaten, dry bread in the garbage. Consequently, people tend to store old, stale bread rather than putting it in the household garbage. In large cities like Amman, you [...]