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Faith-based organizations gather to find solutions for the Horn of Africa

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Will Postma speaks at a special conference of the All Africa Conference of Churches in Nairobi, Kenya. Photo courtesy AACC

Joanna Patouris is the Climate Change Communications Coordinator for ACT Alliance On June 28 and 29, members of the ecumenical family along with national and […]

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Government announces Famine Relief Fund with 1:1 match

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This story has been updated since originally posted. PWRDF is pleased to report that the federal government has today announced they will match funds donated […]

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Waiting to go home: an Iraqi woman’s story

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In June 2014, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, known as ISIL, took over Mosul, the second largest city in Iraq. In less […]

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PWRDF announces $20,000 for displaced people following Mosul military operation

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Food packages like these will be distributed to families fleeing the violence in and around Mosul. Photo: ACT/Christian Aid/Tracey Shelton

As the battle to retake Mosul begins, humanitarian agencies estimate that 1.5 million people will be impacted.  This is in addition to the one third […]

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We Stay

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Boys discuss conflict resolution as part of a psycho-social program run by the Lutheran World Federation in the Zaatari refugee camp near Mafraq, Jordan. Photo: ACT/Paul Jeffrey

When the Syrian civil war started almost 5 years ago, PWRDF began providing relief to those displaced by the conflict through the ACT Alliance.  Over […]

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PWRDF Announces $300,000 grant for relief work in Syria region

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Maha Haidar, a health and nutrition specialist with International Orthodox Christian Charities, a member of the ACT Alliance, feeds 11-month old Abdul as his mother, Rokaya Al Ali, holds him in the community health center in Kab Elias, a town in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley which has filled with Syrian refugees. Photo: Paul Jeffrey/ACT

PWRDF is contributing $300,000 through the ACT Alliance for continuing relief efforts in Syria, Lebanon and Jordan.  Ongoing violence in Syria has displaced about 8 […]

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Government Matching Funds for Syrian Emergency Relief Work Extended

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Noor is fourteen years old and lives together with four families in temporary accommodation in the town hall in Al Toura, close to the Syrian border. "€œI just want to go home, to be in my house, with my friends," Noor says. The young Syrian woman dreams of becoming a journalist. Photo: ACT/Magnus Aronson

The government of Canada announced today that the deadline for matching funds for eligible donations to Canadian agencies working to provide relief to Syrians displaced […]

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PWRDF provides aid to refugees in Iraq and the Central African Republic

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A displaced family of Iraqis welcomes staff from ACT Alliance member Christian Aid into their temporary home. Photo: ACT/Christian Aid/Tracey Shelton

 Now after they had left, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Get up, take the child and his […]

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PWRDF announces $30,000 for relief in Iraq

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ACT member LWF assisiting IDPs in Northern Iraq. Photo: ACT/LWF/Saad Gedeon

In the wake of continuing violence in Iraq caused by war with neighbouring countries as well as internal political and ethnic conflicts, PWRDF has announced […]

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