Becoming an ally for refugees
and displaced people so they
can lead change.

As an Act for Peace Partner, you’ll be backing one of our local partners on the ground each month. Each local organisation we work alongside is committed to supporting people uprooted by conflict and disaster find a safe place to belong, no matter how long it takes. 

The sheer scale of the displacement crisis can be overwhelming for our local partners, who in many cases have been supporting refugees and displaced people for decades.

But time and again, Act for Peace’s local partners share what makes the biggest difference in addressing this humanitarian crisis: partnership.

What we achieved together in 2021...

Local partners, refugees and displaced people have the deepest knowledge, the strongest determination, and most appropriate skills to lead change.
But they need strong allies by their side, backing them with the resources they need to do their work.

Most of all, partnership is about being a strong ally.

Being an ally is about turning up, having someone’s back, and standing with them through thick and thin. Local partners, refugees and displaced people have the deepest knowledge, the strongest determination, and most appropriate skills to lead change. But they need people behind them, supporting them with the resources they need to do their work. 

“Giving monthly does make me feel that I am contributing in a sustainable way and it makes me feel good to know I am part of the solution to creating change. Plus It makes me happy to know I can support others from afar!”

– Alex, Act for Peace Partner

“For me [being an Act for Peace Partner], lifts me above the frustrations I might have with local life, and helps me to recognise that there’s something I can do in the international communities… this is the kind of human I want to be.”

– Chris, Act for Peace Partner

Meet our local partners

The Organisation for Eelam Refugees Rehabilitation (OfERR) is helping Sri Lankan refugees living in India through healthcare, livelihood, and empowerment programs for Sri Lankan refugees.
Act for Peace’s local partner, the Near East Council of Churches Department of Service to Palestinian Refugees (DSPR) provides healthcare for women and children in Gaza as well as vocational training for young people.
In 2002, local church leaders in Palestine and Israel came together to take action against the injustices in their communities and established the Ecumenical Accompaniment Program in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI). Their vision was a just peace, where all people could live with freedom, dignity and security based on international law and human rights.
Community World Service Asia (CWSA) is helping girls in Pakistan gain access to high-quality education, as well as providing healthcare for rural families.
The Organisation for Elangai Refugee Rehabilitation (OfERR Ceylon) helps newly returned refugees in Sri Lanka reintegrate through livelihood programs and support services.
The Ethiopian Orthodox Church Development and Inter-Church Aid Commission (EOC-DICAC), is helping refugees in Ethiopia to reclaim their lives and build a safe and stable future through emergency healthcare, counselling and vocational training.
The National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP) is working with disaster-prone communities to prepare for and mitigate the impact of future disasters.
Christian Care is supporting families in Zimbabwe, so they have the skills and resources to build climate-resistant livelihoods, and provide food for themselves and their families.
DSPR Jordan has been standing with Syrian refugees by providing urgently needed support including food rations, healthcare, education, livelihood programs and counselling.
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What you'll receive as an
Act for Peace Partner

As an Act for Peace Partner, you’ll provide practical, spiritual and emotional support to help local partners and the communities they serve to find the courage to keep going through the tough times ahead.

You will also receive:

  • Your Act for Peace Partners welcome pack
  • Monthly updates from our local partners on the ground through Peace Mails
  • Invitations to connect further with the local partners you are supporting through webinars, prayer points and messages of support

 

How your ongoing partnership will help

You will play a pivotal role in ensuring people can live in safety, with dignity, while displaced. This means they can access critical physical and emotional support (food, water, medicine, psychological support); lead activities and advocate for change; and ultimately have control over their lives, ensuring their safety, dignity and rights.  

Your regular gifts will help uprooted people find a permanent place to belong; supporting them to lead initiatives that help build a safe, permanent future, and holding countries to account so they share responsibility for supporting survivors of displacement.

Together, we will be taking action so fewer people are forced to flee their homes; through community-led initiatives such as drought resistant farming and cyclone preparedness training, to reduce the impact of disasters and other displacement drivers. And we’re encouraging governments and the public to take action to reduce conflict and climate-driven displacement.  

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can help our local partner in Gaza provide ongoing mental health support for children to help them recover from trauma.
can help cover the costs of identity documents, so our partner in Sri Lanka can support refugee families to travel back to their homeland and find a safe place to belong.  
can help our local partner in Zimbabwe provide farmers with farmyard animals and specialised training so they can have a regular source of income for their families and stay resilient in the face of ongoing drought. 

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Your gifts will help support Act for Peace’s work with communities around the world affected by conflict and disaster. Gifts of $2 or more are tax deductible.

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The international humanitarian agency of the National Council of Churches in Australia.

Act for Peace acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging and extend that respect to all other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

© Copyright 2021, Act for Peace Ltd ABN 86 619 970 188