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Reduce Poverty

Since the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were introduced in 2000, two-thirds of the countries furthest from reaching the MDGs are in or emerging from conflict and experiencing high levels of armed violence. One billion people, including about 340 million of the world’s extreme poor, are estimated to live in the small group of conflict affected countries.

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It is the conflict affected countries which are being left behind and who risk becoming further trapped in cycles of conflict and poverty. Act for Peace works with partners to address the crippling state of poverty in many war-torn regions. We support a range of livelihood, health, water and food security programs. Conflict prevention and resolution are key steps towards reducing poverty in these regions. 

More ways to take action

Help keep families at risk from landslides safe by providing training in disaster risk reduction in schools. Training helps children to identify risks and warning signs of landslides, and teaches them how to keep safe if one happens.

Take the Act for Peace Ration Challenge and eat the same rations as a Syrian refugee during Refugee Week (19-26 June 2016). Raise money to support refugees who have lost everything, and challenge perspectives – including your own.

Right now, thousands of innocent people are fleeing Syria every day to protect their families from bloodshed, violence and death. We need your support to provide emergency relief packs to the families fleeing in Syria.