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27 Nov 2014 description

Las oenegésintegrantes del Equipo Humanitario de Paísfrente a la gravedad de la situación causada por la prolongada canícula y en consecuencia la emergencia en seguridad alimentaria que viven miles de familias guatemaltecas en comunidades del Corredor Seco y que se prolongara en 2015, manifiestan su preocupación con la falta de financiación nacional e internacional para poder atender la respuesta a la emergencia en seguridad alimentaria de forma integral y participativa.

26 Nov 2014 description
report ACT Alliance

To help vulnerable families after typhoon Haiyan, ACT member Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe built 58 permanent shelters in Jaro, Leyte, one of the worst affected areas.

The new houses have been designed to resist strong winds and earthquakes. The foundation and four pillars are concrete and the walls are made of flexible and resilient bamboo sheets. The lumber for the houses has been exported from Germany. It is longer-lasting than the local coco lumber.

26 Nov 2014 description
report ACT Alliance

Appeal Target: US$2,704,873

Balance Requested: US$1,522,116

Geneva, 26 November 2014

Dear Colleagues,

12 Nov 2014 description
report ACT Alliance

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.

07 Nov 2014 description
report ACT Alliance

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.