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Beat the Crunch - Recycle for charity

January 22 2009 - As the credit crunch really starts to bite Christian Aid is highlighting ways people can continue to donate to charity without putting their hand in their pocket.

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Christian Aid and major aid agencies call for suspension of EU-Israel talks

January 7 2009 - A coalition of major humanitarian, human rights and development organisations called on the European Union today to immediately suspend any further enhancement of its relations with Israel, known as an ‘upgrade’, until it agrees to a comprehensive ceasefire and provides unimpeded humanitarian access.

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Christian Aid gives £50,000 in emergency funds for cholera outbreak

January 9 2009 - Christian Aid has released £50,000 to its partner, Zimbabwe Project Trust.

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EU - Israel talks on upgrading ties on hold

January 15 2009 - Christian Aid notes the recent announcement by the European Commission to take 'time-out' on its talks with Israel on upgrading relations.

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Faith leaders demand UK action on Gaza

January 9 2009 - Continuing violence in Gaza will 'exacerbate tensions and nurture hatred' say religious leaders. Leaders of all major faiths in the UK have joined Christian Aid today in calling for an immediate ceasefire and unfettered humanitarian access to Gaza.

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Gaza ceasefire statement

January 18 2009 - Christian Aid welcomes Israel’s unilateral declaration of a ceasefire and urges both parties to immediately cease hostilities.

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Gaza clinic destroyed by Israeli jets

January 12 2009 - A primary health care clinic in Gaza city, funded by Christian Aid has been destroyed by Israeli missile fire.

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More than 200 lives lost since UN call for ceasefire aid, agencies say

January 15 2009 - Three-hour lull in fighting will not redress the full-blown humanitarian crisis - only an immediate ceasefire will help.

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Partners respond to humanitarian crisis in Gaza

January 19 2009 - Christian Aid is sending emergency funds to its partner organisations in Gaza to help them respond to the humanitarian crisis.

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Emergency aid in Sri Lanka

We are responding to the escalating humanitarian crisis.

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Physicians for Human Rights demonstration halted

January 16 2009 - Over 300 members and supporters of Physicians for Human Rights-Israel (PHR-Israel) set out to accompany an emergency delivery of medical supplies to the Gaza Strip this morning in protest at the current Israeli military offensive in Gaza.

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Pledge with Obama to save the planet

January 15 2009 - On 20 January Barack Obama will become the world’s most powerful man and will promise to fulfil probably his most important manifesto pledge, to make the US a leader on tackling climate change.

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The Moderator speaks out against force used in Gaza

January 15 2009 - The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, the Right Reverend David Lunan, has joined with Christian Aid today, calling for an end to the Gaza conflict.

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Third Heathrow runway a 'massive step backwards'

January 15 2009 - The government’s go-ahead for a third runway at Heathrow is a massive step backwards in the battle against climate change that will have repercussions far beyond Britain’s shores, Christian Aid warns today.

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Buy 'cheep' gifts with a conscience this Easter

February 23 2009 - Christian Aid is asking people to choose gifts that ‘cheep’ this Easter to help tackle poverty.

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Campaigners converge on Coventry for crucial climate change protest

February 27 2009 - Hundreds of campaigners from around the country will join forces with NASA’s Dr James Hansen, a world expert on global warming, in Coventry on 19 March 2009 for a national Climate Change Day of Action.

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Christian Aid pushes for tax justice in war on poverty

February 16 2009 - Christian Aid is urging supporters to recruit their local MPs in a bid to bring tax justice to developing countries.

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Church leaders take a virtual hike to the Holy Land

February 6 2009 - Church leaders of all denominations will lace up their hiking boots, hoist their rucksacks and gather their laptops on Monday to publicise a unique ‘online pilgrimage’ to the Holy Land, organised by the charity Christian Aid.

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Civilians in Sri Lanka in urgent need of food and medical services

February 5 2009 - Christian Aid partner organisations in Sri Lanka report that the tens of thousands of civilians fleeing the fighting in the north of the island are in desperate need of humanitarian aid.

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Haiti to recover stolen millions

February 13, 2009 - Christian Aid and the Jubilee Debt Campaign welcome the Swiss government’s decision to hand over approximately $6 million to Haiti.

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Muslim and Christian activists rock the baroque in climate gig

February 27 2009 - Muslim rappers will join Christian and Jewish musicians this Tuesday (March 3) at a London gig to highlight the need for action on climate change.

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The church risks complicity in climate change unless it acts

February 20 2009 - The church will be complicit in the destruction, poverty and injustice caused by climate change if it does not take radical and united action to demand cuts in the carbon emissions that threaten God’s creation.

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Charity events provide extra motivation to get fit

March 27 2009 - Signing up to take part in a charity challenge can boost your motivation to exercise, according to a new poll by marketing agency YouGov.

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Christian Aid HIV goodwill ambassador 'humbled' by award

March 2 2009 - The Rev Canon Gideon B Byamugisha says he is overwhelmed, excited and humbled to have been named as this year’s recipient of the prestigious Niwano Peace Prize - the Nobel Peace Prize of the faith community.

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Climate change campaigners gather in Coventry for day of action

March 19 2009 - As EU leaders meet in Brussels to today to discuss key issues including Europe’s response to global warming, campaigners from across the UK are gathering in Coventry to demand urgent action to avert climate catastrophe.

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How mining companies deprive Africa of millions in lost taxes

March 25 2009 - The extent to which mining companies routinely deprive African countries of huge amounts of tax revenue that could be used to combat poverty is revealed today in two new reports.

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Liberal Judaism joins Christian Aid in campaign to lobby on climate

March 10 2009 - The Jewish movement Liberal Judaism has joined forces with Christian Aid to press for a new climate change deal that is fair to the poor in developing countries who are already bearing the brunt of global warming.

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Revealed: The true cost of global tax dodging

March 27 2009 - As G20 leaders prepare to meet in London to try to agree how to maintain financial stability in the present economic meltdown, a new report reveals for the first time the massive global cost of tax dodging by big business.

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Soap star gets quizzing for charity

March 18 2009 - Eastenders star Kara Tointon is helping put the fun into fundraising by backing this year’s nationwide Quizaid during Christian Aid Week (10 – 16 May 2009), which aims to raise vital funds for the world’s poorest communities.

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Sri Lanka can no longer be ignored

March 25 2009 - The situation for trapped civilians in Sri Lanka is ‘becoming graver by the day’, says Christian Aid.

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Carbon Budget 'wasted opportunity'

April 22 2009 - The Government’s first ever UK carbon budget reveals a disappointing lack of ambition and leadership, says Christian Aid.

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Christian Aid week: From the pulpit to the pavements and the pubs

April 30 2009 - Three hundred thousand volunteers will be pounding pavements this week distributing thirteen million red envelopes for Christian Aid Week, which starts next Sunday (May 10- 16).

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Coal decision is welcome

April 23 2009 - The Government’s decision to require all new coal power stations to use carbon capture and storage (CCS) by 2025 is a courageous step forward, Christian Aid says today.

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Edinburgh book sale

April 9 2009 - The patron of this year’s Christian Aid Book Sale will be the celebrated novelist and essayist, Andrew O’Hagan. The generosity of living Scots writers is an important feature of the Sale.

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G20 summit must kickstart much bolder tax reforms

April 2 2009 - G20 leaders including Gordon Brown deserve credit for putting tax havens firmly on the international agenda and boosting resources for developing countries, says Christian Aid.

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IMF must abandon discredited policies

April 24 2009 - Topping the agenda when World Bank and International Monetary Fund meet in Washington this weekend will be global financial stability.

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Neglect of Poverty at CDC PLC

April 30th 2009 - Fundamental reforms are urgently needed at the Government-owned investment company which is supposed to reduce global poverty, Christian Aid says today.

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Record number of people take a virtual hike to the Holy Land

April 3 2009 - In the first five weeks of Lent more than 16,000 pilgrims from all over the world including the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, South Africa, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Japan, Brazil, Israel and Europe went on Christian Aid’s Journey to Jerusalem www.christianaid.org.uk/pilgrimage making it the biggest virtual pilgrimage of its kind.

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Sri Lanka appeal

April 22 2009 - Christian Aid has launched an appeal to help those caught up in the escalating humanitarian crisis in north-east Sri Lanka.

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Alternative tax awards gets accountants talking about poverty

22 May 2009 - Christian Aid campaigners got hundreds of accountants talking last night about how their work may harm developing countries.

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Book sale marks enlightenment and year of homecoming

May 6 2009 - Press conference: 11am Thursday 7 May, with Prof. Andy MacMillan. The Christian Aid Book Sale is proud to feature a first edition of Dugald Stewart's Outlines of Moral Philosophy published in 1793.

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Burma faces fresh disaster as monsoon season approaches

May 1 2009 - One year after Cyclone Nargis swept through Burma’s Irrawaddy delta region and claimed an estimated 140,000 lives, there are still half a million people who have not been able to build adequate shelter.

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Christian Aid achieves Investors in People Award

May 15 2009 - International development agency Christian Aid has been awarded the prestigious Investors in People standard in the UK and Ireland.

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Christian Aid week service at Glasgow Cathedral

May 6 2009 - Dr Daleep Mukarji OBE, Director of Christian Aid UK, to preach at 6.30pm service on Sunday 17 May 2009.

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Disease outbreak in Sri Lankan camps imminent

May 27 2009 - Christian Aid is funding emergency relief for tens of thousands of people forced to live in severely overcrowded, temporary camps in Sri Lanka after fleeing their homes to escape the fighting.

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Final call for entries to Surefish website of the year award

May 26 2009 - The awards that recognise the unsung heroes who create and maintain church websites, closes on Tuesday June 2, so if you want to enter, then get your fingers out and type www.surefish.co.uk/web

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Government must do more to help charities

May 8 2009 - Christian Aid Director Dr Daleep Mukarji says the government must do more to help charities that work in developing countries during the present financial crisis.

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Sri Lankan camps unable to cope with huge influx of people fleeing conflict zone

May 18 2009 - Christian Aid welcomes the end of fighting in Sri Lanka, but warns that humanitarian crisis created by the conflict is far from over.

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Suranne Jones and Sally Lindsay visit DRC for Christian Aid Week

May 11 2009 - Christian Aid Week (10-16 May), the UK’s longest running fundraising week, is this year being fronted by actresses Suranne Jones and Sally Lindsay.

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Tax campaigners target 'big four' with postcard blitz

May 1 2009 - The men at the helm of the UK’s ‘Big Four’ accountancy firms may be boardroom Titans, but few outside the profession have heard of them. Christian Aid hopes that is all about to change, however, with its latest call to action for its supporters.

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Vicar courts ridicule for Christian Aid Week

May 5 2009 - Roger Gayler, the 65-year-old vicar of St Mark’s Church at Mark's Gate in Barking and Dagenham is to preach, meet the scouts, speak to schoolchildren, study with his Bishop and collect envelopes door-to-door with just half a beard – for Christian Aid week.

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Bishops back appeal for Zimbabwe

June 2 2009 - Christian Aid is launching an appeal for Zimbabwe on 8 June. Millions of Zimbabweans are in urgent need of humanitarian aid if they are ever to recover from the economic crisis of the last decade.

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Christian Aid awarded Investing in Volunteers standard

June 1 2009 - Christian Aid has become the first national development charity to be awarded the Investing in Volunteers standard.

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Climate change will bring extreme weather in UK but is an ongoing catastrophe in developing world

June 18 2009 - New predictions about the impact climate change could have on the UK are a wake-up call that cannot be ignored, says Christian Aid.

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Climate manifesto a 'big step forward'

June 26 2009 - Christian Aid today welcomed the Government’s manifesto for the UN climate summit in Copenhagen in December, calling it a ‘big step forward.’

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Cycle to Copenhagen to rally at UN climate change talks

June 23 2009 - From the 9-16 December 2009, a Christian Aid team of 50 cyclists will take to the road and ride 140 miles from London to Copenhagen to highlight the start of the UN climate change summit and raise vital funds for Christian Aid projects in the developing world.

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EU finance ministers send worrying signal to global climate talks

June 9 2009 - EU finance ministers today (9 June) failed to agree on financial help for developing countries struggling with global warming, sending a worrying signal to negotiators at global climate talks in Bonn.

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Honduran army attacks opposition

June 29 2009 - Christian Aid staff in Honduras say they are receiving reports of union and civil society leaders being ‘disappeared’ by the army in a bid to stifle protest against the new president who was installed by force on Sunday.

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Prayer for Peace in the DRC

June 30 2009 - Christian Aid Director Daleep Mukarji joined the Bishop of Winchester, key politicians and Congolese church leaders to launch the Prayer for Peace in Congo initiative at the House of Lords today calling for peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

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Public demand government leadership on climate change

June 2 2009 - A new poll released today by Christian Aid reveals the extent of the British public’s concern about climate change, with a majority saying the government needs to show more leadership in tackling global warming.

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Report reveals vital role of refugees in Lebanese economy

June 24 - Palestinian refugees inject US$350 million into Lebanon’s economy every year despite being barred from many highly-paid professions, according to a report by Association Najdeh, a Christian Aid partner organisation.

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Rich countries risk wrecking climate deal

June 12 2009 - Rich countries risk wrecking vitally important international talks on a climate agreement, Christian Aid warns today at the close of the latest UN negotiations in Bonn.

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Scotland leads the world in fight against climate change

June 25 2009 - On Wednesday 23 June Christian Aid saw the Scottish Parliament vote on climate change legislation that is the strongest of any industrialised nation in the world.

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Christian Aid welcomes new report on tackling bribery

July 28 2009 - Parliament’s new report on the Bribery Bill is an important step forward towards long-overdue UK legislation against corporate bribery overseas, says Christian Aid.

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Miliband energy plan is welcome - but will it protect poor countries?

July 15 2009 - New government plans to dramatically boost renewable energy in the UK and cut greenhouse gas emissions are extremely encouraging, says Christian Aid.

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Move on tax information sharing ‘step in the right direction’

July 17 2009 - Decisions by the Isle of Man and Jersey to automatically exchange tax information about savings account holders with other European Union governments are welcome, Christian Aid says today.

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Prayer for Peace in the DRC

July 3 2009 - Christian Aid Director Daleep Mukarji joined the Bishop of Winchester, key politicians and Congolese church leaders to launch the Prayer for Peace in Congo initiative at the House of Lords today (June 30), calling for peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

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Secretary of State welcomes new Christian Aid ‘Poverty Over’ drive

July 13 2009 - Douglas Alexander, Secretary of State for International Development, today welcomed the launch of Christian Aid’s ‘Poverty Over’ drive which says that poverty can be ended in the foreseeable future if its structural causes are addressed.

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Tory vision on world poverty is welcome - but blind spots remain

July 13 2009 - The Conservative Party’s new policies on international aid and development reveal some welcome modernisation of its thinking on world poverty – but significant gaps remain, Christian Aid says today.

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Christian Aid stages power station 'trespass'

August 29 2009 - Christian Aid marked the 100-day countdown to December’s crucial UN climate change summit in Copenhagen on Friday night by staging a Mass Visual Trespass at an East Shropshire power plant.

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Faith leaders and relief agencies urge UN to fight corruption that compounds poverty

August 26 2009 - Corruption and poverty mutually reinforce injustice whilst undermining equitable economic growth and sustainable development - according to faith based development agencies and faith leaders who have today written to the Secretary-General of the UN. The letter to Ban Ki-moon comes as a working group of signatory countries meet in Vienna ahead of the Conference of State Parties later this year.

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New vision on biofuels is urgently needed

August 17 2009 - Massive subsidies and quotas for biofuels are wreaking social and environmental havoc and in many cases actually exacerbating climate change, says a new Christian Aid report.

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Public put off protesting by 'heavy handed' policing

Campaigners

August 25 2009 - A new poll released today by Christian Aid reveals that 50 per cent of UK adults believe the police are too heavy handed or deploy too many officers when dealing with peaceful protests.

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Alternative tax awards come to city of London

September 8 2009 - Christian Aid is to deliver an Alternative Tax Award to the offices of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) in Cannon Street, the City of London, at 9.30 am on Thursday, 10 September.

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Christian Aid 'choir' delivers climate justice message to Ed Miliband

September 16 2009 - An impromptu choir made up of Christian Aid climate justice campaigners sang a ‘Coal Kills’ message to Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Miliband outside his offices this week.

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Christian Aid urges G20 to crack down on tax dodging pinstripe 'pirates'

September 03 2009 - Pinstripe ‘pirates’ strutted their stuff aboard the Golden Hinde at Southwark today to highlight Christian Aid’s tax justice campaign. The charity is urging G20 finance ministers meeting in London this week (September 4-5) to prioritise reforms that would help developing countries counter the tax dodging activities of international companies.

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Christian Aid working to help victims of Manila floods

September 28 2009 - Christian Aid is working to help some of the poorest people left homeless by tropical storm Ketsana after flood waters swept through the Philippine capital of Manila.

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Derisory tax rates failing the world's poor

September 24 2009 - As the leaders of the rich world meet in Pittsburgh this weekend to discuss the economic crisis, Christian Aid launches a report highlighting the way in which derisory tax rates deprive poor countries of billions in lost revenue.

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EC shifts climate bill onto poor and vulnerable countries

September 10 2009 - European Commission proposals about how poor countries should be helped financially to deal with climate change show a ‘serious lack of ambition’ says Christian Aid.

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Major new fund needed to boost communities' climate solutions

September 22 2009 - A new multi-billion pound fund is needed to support local communities’ efforts to cope with the devastating effects of climate change, says a Christian Aid report today.

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Proof needed that ‘Washington Consensus’ is dead

September 29 2009 - The international community faced a critical question after Prime Minister Gordon Brown and US President Barack Obama announced earlier this year that the economic orthodoxy known as the Washington Consensus was dead. Would it really abandon the policies that were the orthodoxy’s mainstays?

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Safeguards vital to protect Ghana from tax haven abuse

September 14 2009 - A new tax haven created by the west African state of Ghana could attract tax dodgers and drug traders seeking to launder money unless safeguards are introduced, warns a report launched today.

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TV stars take on the Great North Run for Christian Aid

September 7 2009 - Jerome Flynn (Soldier, Soldier), Tim Campbell (first ever winner of The Apprentice), Kara Tointon (most recently seen as EastEnders’ Dawn Swann) and boyfriend Joe Swash (Winner of I’m a Celebrity…2008) will dig out their training shoes and join Christian Aid’s team of 90 runners in this year’s Great North Run, to help raise vital funds for poor communities around the world.

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Carbon capture companies must share results with poor countries

October 12 2009 - Companies which receive millions of pounds of UK taxpayers’ money to test carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology on power plants must be willing to produce results relevant to poor as well as rich countries, says a new report.

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Christian Aid launches Indonesia earthquake appeal

October 1 2009 - Christian Aid today launched an emergency appeal for victims of the Indonesia earthquake. Its partner agencies in the country have already sent emergency task forces to the affected area.

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Christian Aid to send €100,000 to help earthquake victims

October 5 2009 - Emergency teams from Christian Aid partner agencies have reached areas most affected by the Indonesian earthquake, Padang and the coastal city further north, Pariaman on the island of Sumatra.

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Christian Aid working to help victims of India floods

October 14 2009 - The poorest regions of southern India have been hit by the heaviest rains in more than a century, leaving more than 300 people dead and 1.5 million homeless.

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Climate talks ‘moving backwards and in to grave danger’

October 9 2008 - Progress on a global climate deal went into reverse during the Bangkok talks which closed today (Friday 9 October), jeopardising years of hard-won progress and threatening to tip the world into catastrophic global warming.

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Developing countries supported by Scottish Government lose millions through tax dodging

October 2 2009 - The five countries that receive money from the Scottish government’s international development fund lose millions every year through tax dodging, according to a new Christian Aid report. The Missing Millions, the cost of tax dodging to developing countries supported by the Scottish government details how, collectively, the countries lost just under £43 million in tax revenue between 2005 and 2007.

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EU finance ministers betray the poor on climate change

October 20 2009 - Christian Aid is alarmed to hear that the European finance ministers’ meeting to discuss climate finance today in Luxembourg has broken up without agreement.

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EU leaders threatening to 'kill off' last hopes of a global climate deal

October 30 2009 - EU leaders are threatening to ‘kill off’ any remaining hope of a good global deal to combat climate change, Christian Aid campaigners are warning today.

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Treasury review highlights UK responsibilty for tax havens

October 29 2009 - Christian Aid welcomes the Foot Report on British offshore financial centres as a further sign that the UK is taking responsibility for its major role in the global problem of tax havens.

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Afghan president must tackle poverty as top priority

November 2 2009 - The failure to conclude a legitimate presidential election is the latest betrayal of the Afghan people who continue to suffer from poverty and the dire security situation, Christian Aid says.

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Churches say: Act now on climate change

November 23 2009 - Sixteen leaders of Christian Churches in the UK will attend an ecumenical service in London on 5 December to urge political leaders meeting in Copenhagen to ‘Act now on climate change’.

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Congo crisis made worse by UN-backed military operation

November 2 2009 - A year since Foreign Secretary David Miliband’s visit to DRC, Christian Aid warns that military action will not solve the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Since January the UN-backed military operations against Rwandan Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) rebels have exacerbated the humanitarian crisis and have not solved the long-standing problem of foreign armed groups operating in DRC. The operations have dispersed rather than contained the FDLR, increasing the risk of reprisal attacks on civilians.

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Do you know any tax superheroes?

November 18 2009 - Christian Aid today launches its latest Alternative Tax Award – Tax Superhero of the Year – and invites nominations of suitably qualified firms and individuals.

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Don't let them blow it in Copenhagen

November 4 2009 - Christian Aid campaigners today marked bonfire night by sending a clear message to world leaders attending climate change negations in Copenhagen next month – don’t blow it!

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Guilt free chocolate this christmas

November 4 2009 - This Christmas, Present Aid offers an alternative gift for chocoholics that is not only calorie free but also helps poor farmers cope with the impact of climate change.

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Landmark anti-corruption deal in danger, warns Christian Aid

November 4 2009 - A landmark piece of legislation intended to precipitate a global crackdown on corruption is in danger of losing all credibility because of a row over how it is monitored, warns Christian Aid.

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More than 100 MPs sign climate change EDM

November 11 2009 - More than 100 MPs have so far signed an early day motion calling on the UK government to urge the EU to take a stronger stand in tackling climate change.

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New coal plans need clean-up to fight climate change

November 9 2009 - New government plans to clean up coal power stations are too weak to ensure that the UK keeps its promises to cut carbon emissions, Christian Aid says today (Monday, 9 November).

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New league table of world's most secretive tax havens

November 01 2009 - A league table of the world’s most secretive tax havens has been compiled by campaigners seeking greater transparency about the operation of ‘offshore’ finance centres.

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Obama must have a return ticket to Copenhagen

November 25 2009 - Christian Aid is delighted that President Obama will attend the UN climate talks in Copenhagen on December 9 but is urging him to return to the conference after collecting his Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo.

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Soul diva Beverley Knight launches charity Christmas sing at Natural History Museum ice rink

November 24 2009 - Hundreds of ice skaters will join three-time MOBO award-winner Beverley Knight in a free charity Christmas performance at 5.30pm on Thursday 3 December, at the Natural History Museum ice rink in South Kensington, London.

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Top UK percussionists record unusual Christmas carol for charity

November 18 2009 - Dame Evelyn Glennie and Shovell of M People, voted the UK’s top two live solo percussionists, have collaborated to record a Christmas track with a difference called Present Aid Unplugged to promote virtual charity gift catalogue www.presentaid.org/unplugged

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UN corruption convention rendered toothless

November 13 2009 - Doha: A handful of countries are responsible for the failure of a crucial meeting to agree to an effective mechanism that would give a global anti-corruption treaty real power, said Christian Aid, Global Witness, and Tearfund today.

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Unavoidable climate change will cost Africa at least $26 billion a year

November 27 2009 - Unavoidable climate change will cost Africa at least 1.7 per cent of its GDP by 2040 – US$26.35 billion a year at current rates - and leave millions more people suffering from hunger, diseases, floods and water shortages, a new study warns today, (Friday 27 November).

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Christian Aid appoints new director

December 15 2009 - Christian Aid is delighted to announce the appointment of a new director.

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Christian Aid awarded humanitarian accountability standard

December 10 2009 - Christian Aid has become the largest development agency in the UK, and the first in the Republic of Ireland, to be awarded the Humanitarian Accountability and Quality Management Standard (HAP) for its humanitarian, development and advocacy work in developing countries.

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Christian Aid backs Africa bid to focus talks on Kyoto

December 14 2009 - Christian Aid today backed demands by African countries that the future of the Kyoto Protocol should take precedence at the UN’s Copenhagen climate change summit and that talks be focused on this issue and no other until it is resolved.

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Christian Aid urges other countries to follow Salmond's lead

Alex Salmond

December 16 2009 - Christian Aid welcomed an assurance from First Minister Alex Salmond yesterday that Scotland would not use the carbon markets to reach its emission cuts target of 42 per cent by 2020.

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Copenhagen 'a tragedy' for millions of people in poor countries.

December 19 2009 - The failure of the UN climate change summit in Copenhagen to deliver a fair, ambitous and binding deal will harm the many millions of people in developing countries who are already suffering the effects of climate change.

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Leaked Danish text ‘A huge and dangerous step in the wrong direction’

December 8 2009 - Christian Aid is alarmed and profoundly disappointed by the ‘Danish Text’ leaked today at the climate talks in Copenhagen.

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Major work needed after opening of Sri Lanka camps

December 2 2009 - Christian Aid welcomes the government’s move to give freedom of movement to thousands of Sri Lankan civilians held in internment camps.

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New ‘Danish texts’ threaten to undermine climate talks

December 16 2009 - Nelson Muffuh, Senior Climate Advocacy Coordinator at Christian Aid, says: 'In his haste to push the talks along and have some sort of 'success' to declare on Friday, the newly appointed COP President, Lars Lokke Rasmussen, has introduced a new 'Danish draft.’

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New EU finance offer a betrayal of developing countries

December 11 2009 - European faith-based development agencies say EU leaders who met in Brussels for the last time before going to Copenhagen have failed to show their commit to a just and effective financing deal for a new global agreement on climate change.

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Photo opportunities in Copenhagen 12 and 13 December

December 11 2009 - Major public events this weekend, 12 and 13 December on climate change in Copenhagen

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Stay in Copenhagen until you make a fab deal, world leaders urged

December 16 2009 - Nelson Muffuh, Christian Aid’s Senior Climate Advocacy Adviser, today urged heads of state and government meeting in Copenhagen to show leadership now while there is still time - and come up with a fair, ambitious and binding (FAB) deal on climate change.

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Stop gambling with planet's future and save Kyoto

December 3 2009 - Dumping the world’s only legal agreement on fighting climate change would be gambling with the future of the planet and the world’s poorest people, four major campaign groups warn today.

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8,000 flood to The Wave in Glasgow to demand action on climate change

December 5 2009 - Over 8,000 people joined The Wave, Scotland’s biggest ever demonstration to demand action on climate change.

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