Jakarta - Church World Service has joined one of the world’s largest humanitarian bodies working in 125 countries with a combined budget of US$ 1.5 billion.
The new ACT Alliance of just over 100 organizations provides emergency food aid, shelter, water and sanitation facilities, and poverty reduction programs in the world’s poorest and developing countries. The alliance works for the world’s poorest people, fighting causes of human suffering and injustice. ACT members are long standing organizations already working in the communities. When disaster strikes, these organizations are ready to work and are at the fore front of the emergency response.
The ACT Alliance is a global alliance of churches and related organisations aimed at eradicating poverty, injustice and the abuse of human rights, as well as saving lives and supporting communities in emergencies.
ACT is launched today, March 24, 2010, with celebrations on every continent. Church World Service is marking the launch together with other ACT members in Indonesia such as Yakkum Emergency Unit (YEU), Yayasan Tanggul Bencana di Indonesia (YTBI), Christian Aid, Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe (DKH), and Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA). [IS/III/2010]
View the video ACT Alliance - one rhythm, one world.
For further information, please contact:
Church World Service Communication Officer