One year after Typhoon Haiyan, people in the Philippines on November 8 remembered their lost loved ones during ceremonies throughout the affected areas. They remembered the dead, celebrated the will to survive, and they criticized their government. The ACT Alliance has accompanied the people of the Philippines since well before the storm, and its response to the disaster has reached some one million people. But construction of new homes for survivors has been challenging because of difficulties in obtaining land in safe locations.
28 woman and 32 men arrived to speak with us in Ballet Hawa, Gedo region, Somalia, although they are more than tired of talk. They represented: women's groups, youth group, Elders, IDPs, Chief of clan, Drought Committee and Village Committee.
Preliminary Appeal Target: US$1,185,868
Balance Requested: US$1,185,868
Geneva, 06 November 2014
Appeal Target: US$ 1,396,955
Balance Requested: US$ 1,396,955
Geneva, October 31 2014
A drought associated with Climate Change in combination with "El Niño" phenomenon has caused severe impacts in Central America, where it has damaged a large part of the corn and bean crops due to the significant reduction in rainfall and increased dry periods in the rainy season where levels were measured at 50% to 75% below average.
Appeal Target: US$712,812
Balance Requested: US$488,048
Geneva, 31 October 2014