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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...

Emergency response to Mosul displacement in Kurdistan Region of Iraq

Tweet // Update 25 June 2014 - Food distributions by ACTED in Khazir transit camp are ongoing. These distributions need to be coordinated with those...

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...

Kitchen gardens support vulnerable women in South Sudan

Tweet // In Maban County, Upper Nile State, ACTED is supporting 1,000 vulnerable women in 16 different villages to establish kitchen gardens. Mani,...

Jordan | Emergency

Syrian Refugee Stories: A Life in Limbo

Tweet // The Syrian conflict has been ongoing for over three years and has left over nine million of its nationals displaced internally and in the region. With nearly 3 million [...]

South Sudan | Emergency

South Sudan Crisis: 6 months on

Tweet // Since the onset of the crisis in South Sudan, ACTED has continued to implement its activities in five states across the country - Warrap, Jonglei, Upper Nile, Central [...]

Lebanon | Emergency

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 accommodation. This has resulted in a [...]


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 -

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 [...]

2014/07/24 - Uganda

Tweet // Karamoja [ACTED News] – Food security in Karamoja, Uganda, is very low according to the World Food Program (WFP), with 76% of the population being stressed or in food crisis. In the most affected districts (Kaabong, Kotido, Moroto and Napak) [...]

2014/07/10 - India

Tweet // [ACTED News] – India’s government has implemented several schemes to support vulnerable populations, including an initiative to improve the nutritional and health status of children aged 0-6 years, and another to strengthen livelihood security in [...]

2014/07/08 - South Sudan

[ACTED News] - In coordination with the UNHCR, ACTED has been supporting the transportation of over 800 vulnerable and internally displaced people in Mingkaman, Lake State, from their makeshift homes on the flood-prone banks of the Nile. These families are [...]

2014/07/07 - Pakistan

[ACTED News] ISLAMABAD - Around 900,000 individuals have been displaced from North Waziristan in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas as a result of violence in the country. Around 80% of internally displaced people are in Bannu District of the adjoining [...]

2014/07/02 - South Sudan

[ACTED News] - Increased flooding following heavy rains have caused a cholera outbreak in recent weeks, in South Sudan’s capital, Juba, resulting in 630 cases and 23 deaths. A national emergency task force to coordinate the cholera response has been activated [...]

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[ACTED News] - Seven Agro-pastoral Field Schools were established in Maban County, Upper Nile State, by ACTED teams with the support of the US Office for Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA). The trainees received training in sustainable herd management, dairy [...]

2014/07/02 - South Sudan

[ACTED News] - Currently, more than 4,000 people are seeking refuge at the UN base in Bor as a result of continuing conflict across the country. But following just three hours of heavy rain, large areas of the displacement site in Bor were flooded. Around 30 [...]


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...