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Bishop seeks parliamentary answers over tax dodging in poor countries

January 26 2012 - The Bishop of Derby has raised the issue of multinational corporations dodging taxes in developing countries in the House of Lords.

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Christian Aid assists civilians fleeing violence in South Sudan

January 17 2012 - Christian Aid has begun assisting civilians displaced by the recent spate of inter-communal violence in the remote town of Pipor in Jonglei state, South Sudan, and urges a swift end to escalating hostilities. The government in Juba has now declared Jonglei a ’humanitarian disaster area’ and has appealed for international assistance to help end the crisis.

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Christian Aid responds to worsening Sahel hunger crisis

January 24 2012 - With seven million people across five West African countries facing the spectre of famine within months, Christian Aid is stepping up its early response plans to assist those living in the stricken Sahel region.

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Cyclone Thane kills 48 as thousands affected by Indian floods

January 16 2012 - Christian Aid has released £50,000 to partner organisations in India after more than 6000 Indian villagers were forced from their homes and 48 were killed by Cyclone Thane.

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Egypt: Helping combat growing poverty

January 25 2012 - With Egypt asking the IMF for an emergency loan to shore up the country’s economic future, Christian Aid partners are supporting vulnerable communities faced with growing poverty.

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Ethical Fashion Event: Turning London’s Wardrobes Green

January 27 2012 - Ahead of this year’s London Fashion week, the capital’s most stylish and climate conscious, are coming together on 15 February to challenge consumer choices by rewearing, reclaiming and revitalising their clothes at ‘Fashion Deconstructed’.

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Loretta Minghella calls for value based economic reform at Davos

January 30 2012 - Christian Aid Director Loretta Minghella added her voice to calls for economic reform when she addressed a meeting at the Davos World Economic Forum in Switzerland on Thursday (26th).

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Motivate yourself by getting fit for a good cause

January 13 2012 - Kick start your New Year exercise routine by signing up for a 2012 charity challenge with Christian Aid. Whether you like running, cycling or trekking, we have an event to suit keep fit enthusiasts of all levels.

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Tax haven secrecy is a global curse, Christian Aid urges Ed Miliband

January 16 2012 - Christian Aid welcomes Ed Miliband’s determination to tackle the tax havens which are harming UK public finances but it urges him to go further, because financial secrecy is a curse for poor countries too.

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UN report is right to demand action on global destruction and inequality

January 30 2012 - A new UN report warning that the world is environmentally exhausted and staggeringly unequal is a welcome wake-up call, Christian Aid says today.

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CBI backs end to financial secrecy, as MPs investigate tax dodging

February 27 2012 - The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has thrown its weight behind campaigners calling for an end to the secrecy offered by tax havens, in a move enthusiastically welcomed by Christian Aid.

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Christian Aid defends UK aid to India

February 08 2012 - Christian Aid welcomes the UK government’s continued commitment to aid to India as an important intervention aimed at helping people living in abject poverty.

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Christian Aid helps Burmese refugees after fire in camp leaves thousands homeless

February 28 2012 - Christian Aid has sent £20,000 to help provide food and shelter for thousands of Burmese refugees made homeless after fire swept through their camp on Friday.

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Christian Aid welcomes new move to make tax dodging more dangerous

February 16 2012 - Tax dodging is to become a more dangerous activity following a welcome new global move to encourage money-laundering investigations against the people and companies involved.

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General Synod: Archbishop hears of climate chaos in Bangladesh

February 07 2012 - Christian Aid partner Joyanta Adhikari addressed the Archbishop of Canterbury and other bishops at a meeting at the General Synod on Tuesday warning of the impending climate catastrophe affecting Bangladesh.

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Glencore-Xstrata merger is chance to boost financial transparency

February 09 2012- Mining giants Glencore and Xstrata should use their planned merger as a chance to introduce greater transparency into their finances, says Christian Aid.

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Huhne a strong champion of climate action, says Christian Aid

February 03 2012 - Former Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne championed the need for strong action to counter global warming in the face of a lack of support from some of his Cabinet colleagues, Christian Aid said last night.

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Lords, Ladies and Bishops to live like paupers in aid of world's poor

February 16 2012 - Members of the House of Lords are to join with up to 20,000 people and spend a week eating and drinking on £1 a day as an act of solidarity with those living below the poverty line around the world.

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Media advisory – Sahel food crisis

February 03 2012 - Thousands of people along the border with Niger and Burkina Faso are being forced to leave their homes in search of food as a result of the deepening food crisis in the Sahel region of Africa.

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Stick to timetable over aid promise, Christian Aid urges

February 06 2012 - Christian Aid is calling on the government to keep to its original timetable for passing into law its commitment to give 0.7 per cent of gross national income in foreign aid.

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Tom Wright urges people to ‘count their blessings’ as Christian Aid launches Lent android app

February 02 2012 - Christian Aid has launched a free android app designed to help people ‘count their blessings’ during Lent.

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Vince Cable backs value-based economy as UK school children get lessons on ethical capitalism

February 23 2012 - Children are to be urged to explore the ethics of capitalism, why the banks crashed in 2008 and the morality of taxation in a new teaching resource launched by Oasis UK, Christian Aid and London Connection.

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Archbishop highlights importance of HIV AIDS in tackling global poverty

March 05 2012 - At a high-level discussion panel on HIV, Food and Human Rights last week the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, highlighted the importance of HIV and AIDS as a bridge to tackling many issues affecting the world’s poor.

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Boost local organisations, prevent crises and save lives, says new report

March 27 2012 - Many more people will survive and recover from emergencies such as earthquakes, floods and famines if international aid agencies boost local organisations’ ability to respond, a Christian Aid report says today.

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Chancellor is right on morality and tax - but he has failed to act accordingly

March 21 2012 - Christian Aid warmly welcomes the Chancellor’s recognition of the ‘moral repugnance’ of tax evasion and aggressive tax avoidance – but says he has failed to act accordingly.

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Christian Aid appoints new Policy Head

March 23 2012 - Christian Aid has appointed a new associate director to run its newly created Policy and Public Affairs Department. Christine Allen, currently Chief Executive of international development agency Progressio, will join the organisation in June.

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Christian Aid is to join rapid disaster response network

March 07 2012 - Britain is to establish a new rapid response network from top UK-based businesses and charities to respond to major international crises, such as famine, floods and earthquakes, International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell announced today.

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Christian Aid launches West Africa crisis appeal as close to thirteen million face acute hunger in the Sahel

March 15 2012 - A perfect storm of failed rains, widespread drought, spiraling cereal prices, migrant unemployment, and mass population displacement due to regional conflict, has left close to 13 million men, women and children in the Sahel facing acute hunger and severe malnutrition over the coming months.

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Christian Aid pays tribute to outgoing Archbishop of Canterbury

March 16 2012 - Christian Aid today paid tribute to Dr Rowan Williams, who has announced that he is to step down as Archbishop of Canterbury later this year.

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Demand to drop aid 0.7 per cent a ‘betrayal’ says Christian Aid

March 29 2012 - Faulty reasoning lies behind a demand from the House of Lords economic affairs committee that the Government drop its commitment to give 0.7 per cent of Gross National Income in overseas aid, says Christian Aid.

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Endurance athletes finish epic 661 mile race at Number Ten

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March 27 2012 - Moses Tutesigensi, 22 and Catherine Garsed, 24, are giving this year’s Olympians a run for their money after completing an epic 661-mile challenge from Edinburgh to London, via Cardiff, in 16 days to deliver a climate justice petition to the Prime Minister.

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Endurance athletes race 661 miles in 16 days for Christian Aid

March 14 2012 - Moses Tutesigensi, 22 and Catherine Garsed, 24, are racing from Edinburgh to London, via Cardiff, between 12-27 March to raise over £3,000 for Christian Aid.

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Kenya farmers use science + traditional forecasting to survive climate change

March 26 2012 - Kenyan farmers are combining information from climate scientists with traditional weather forecasting methods in an experiment which could help thousands of families adapt to climate change, a major conference will hear this week.

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Luke Leighfield launches new album by donating a cut to Christian Aid

March 26 2012 - Singer songwriter Luke Leighfield launches his new album today and is also doing his bit to help end global poverty.

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Mandatory reporting delay a 'major disappointment’

March 27 2012 - The Government’s decision to defer a decision on introducing mandatory reporting of carbon emissions for UK companies was a ‘major disappointment’ Christian Aid said today.

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Mine closure a welcome move after health fears

March 06 2012 - Christian Aid today welcomed the decision by the Zambia Environmental Management Authority to close with immediate effect Mopani Copper Mine’s Mufulira plant.

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Use budget to scrap the shoddy Swiss tax deal, Christian Aid urges

March 19 2012 - The Chancellor George Osborne should use his Budget to abandon plans for a deal which is soft on UK tax dodgers with money hidden in Switzerland and hard on the poorest people in the world, Christian Aid says today.

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African church praised for crucial role in fighting malaria

April 16 2012 - With World Malaria Day on April 25 the unique role the Church is playing in tackling the disease in sub-Saharan Africa has been highlighted.

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Church vital to development says report highlighting theology of global South

April 20 2012 - Christian Aid is giving a voice to theologians from the global South with a new report examining southern perspectives on climate change, HIV, globalisation and the global food crisis.

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Government boosts Britain's longest running door-to-door fundraising week

April 17 2012 - Britain’s longest running door-to-door fundraising week, organised by Christian Aid, will this year receive a substantial boost in income thanks to the Government’s UK Aid Match scheme.

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Latin American elites face spiralling violence unless inequality is tackled

April 24 2012 - The gap between the rich and extremely poor is fuelling crime and political instability in Latin America, as wealthy elites resist structural changes that would raise the living standards of the poorest, warns a new report from Christian Aid.

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New Sierra Leone mining deal undermines the law

April 04 2012 - A new mining agreement between the Sierra Leone government and a UK-based company, London Mining, undermines legislation designed to ensure the country derives full benefit from its mineral wealth.

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Overconsumption, not population, is key to solving global environment crisis

April 23 2012 - Poor people should not be blamed for the global environmental crisis in the face of overconsumption by the world’s middle classes, says a new Christian Aid report.

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Pesticide misuse a major threat to farmers' health and food

April 19 2012 - The misuse of pesticides, some of them banned, in northern Ghana is affecting the health of farmers, sometimes with fatal consequences, and contaminating crops, a new survey has revealed.

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Singer Jocelyn Brown celebrates Pentecost with Christian Aid

April 10 2012 - One of the world’s best vocalists, Jocelyn Brown, will join Christian Aid supporters at Change The World, a special Pentecost thanksgiving event on 26 May.

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‘The Earth is the Lord's and everything in it’ – Minister urges action at Rio+20

May 28 2012 - Secretary of State Caroline Spelman has said churches have a vital role to play at next month’s Rio+20 summit, which aims to tackle global poverty and create an environmentally sustainable future.

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Afghan security forces need urgent reform, say agencies

May 17 2012 - In Chicago, NATO must agree to commitments to ensure all Afghan forces can uphold law and order for Afghan men and women and children.

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Bishops warn of corporate greed threatening survival of world's poor

May 15 2012 - Seventeen Catholic Bishops are calling on the European Union to tackle corporate secrecy and tax dodging which deprive the world’s poorest countries of more than £100 billion a year.

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Brazil: Growth must include curbs on inequality

Despite an economic boom that has catapulted Brazil into the ranks of the wealthiest countries, inequality levels there remain among the worst in the world.

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Disappointment at Queen's speech aid pledge omission

May 09 2012 - Christian Aid today criticised the omission from the Queen’s Speech of any mention of legislation committing the UK to spending 0.7 per cent of gross national income on overseas aid.

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FTSE giants face tough questions on tax and financial secrecy at AGMs this year

May 22 2012 - Tax is joining high pay as an issue at FTSE100 companies’ AGMs this year, with Boards facing tough questions about their use of tax havens, financial secrecy and whether – with complex chains of subsidiaries stretching across the globe - they know what is really going on.

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Imminent rains threaten to bring disease to Sudan’s overcrowded refugee camps

May 16 2012 - Seasonal rains due in Sudan and South Sudan will exacerbate already dire conditions in refugee camps, restrict travel and access, and heighten the risk of disease, a group of leading humanitarian agencies warned today. The rains, which in some places have already started, will make many roads impassable, trapping people in unstable areas and deepening the current hunger crisis.

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Nigerian Christians sign up for Live Below the Line

May 03 2012 - Next week thousands of people across the UK will be taking part in the Live Below the Line campaign, spending just £1 a day for five days on all their food and drink.

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Olympic focus on global hunger a winner!

May 23 2012 - Following Prime Minister David Cameron’s announcement today of a food security event during the Olympics, Sol Oyuela, Christian Aid’s Senior Political Adviser, said: ‘It’s great news that the UK will be hosting a major event on food security during the Olympics, when the world’s attention will be focused on this country.

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Stars dig deep for Christian Aid Week

May 14 2012 - David Shrigley, Tali Lennox, Alan Titchmarsh and TOWIE’s Lydia Bright are among a host of famous names who have used their creative talents to support this year’s Christian Aid Week. Over 15 stars have customised gardening tools, which will be displayed in a Soho pop-up shop from 14 – 19 May and auctioned at www.ebay.co.uk/christianaid.

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Tali Lennox visits women shaping the future of Sierra Leone

May 14 2012 - Model Tali Lennox has recently returned from Sierra Leone in West Africa, one of the world’s poorest countries, as an ambassador for Christian Aid Week 2012, which runs from 13-19 May.

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‘The Earth is the Lord's and everything in it’ – Minister urges action at Rio+20

May 28 2012 - Secretary of State Caroline Spelman has said churches have a vital role to play at next month’s Rio+20 summit, which aims to tackle global poverty and create an environmentally sustainable future.

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Afghan security forces need urgent reform, say agencies

May 17 2012 - In Chicago, NATO must agree to commitments to ensure all Afghan forces can uphold law and order for Afghan men and women and children.

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Aid agencies and the President of Niger call for urgent action to tackle Sahel food crises, now and in the future

June 19 2012 - As prolonged drought and political instability worsen the current food crisis that is threatening more than 19 million people across the Sahel, President Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger met with UK Aid Agencies this week to discuss the food crisis and insecurity affecting the region.

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Archbishop Rowan Williams challenges myths over aid

June 19 2012 - The Archbishop of Canterbury has challenged the ‘myths’ around international development and praised the overseas aid budget for its remarkable value for money.

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Bishops warn of corporate greed threatening survival of world's poor

May 15 2012 - Seventeen Catholic Bishops are calling on the European Union to tackle corporate secrecy and tax dodging which deprive the world’s poorest countries of more than £100 billion a year.

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Brazil: Growth must include curbs on inequality

Despite an economic boom that has catapulted Brazil into the ranks of the wealthiest countries, inequality levels there remain among the worst in the world.

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Britain must play honest broker at Rio +20

Britain should play the role of honest broker at the Rio+20 this week, to help ensure the conference delivers progress on the twin crises of extreme poverty and environmental degradation, Christian Aid urges.

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Call for UK government to ban Israeli settlement goods

June 19 2012 - Christian Aid and Quakers in Britain are uniting to urge the UK government to impose a ban on the import of Israeli settlement products.

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Christian Aid welcomes decision to force companies to report their greenhouse emissions

June 19 2012 - Commenting on news that Nick Clegg is to announce a UK Government decision to require big companies to report on their greenhouse gas emissions, Christian Aid's Director of Policy and Public Affairs Christine Allen said:

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Church vital in tackling HIV Aids says new report

June 28 2012 - Faith communities are often seen as an obstacle to the treatment and prevention of HIV and Aids, but a new report says they are crucial partners in responding to the disease.

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Corporate world should echo Jimmy Carr's tax pledge, says Christian Aid

21 June 2012 Christian Aid welcomes comedian Jimmy Carr’s apology for using an aggressive tax avoidance scheme and his pledge to in future conduct his financial affairs ‘much more responsibly’.

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Disappointment at Queen's speech aid pledge omission

May 09 2012 - Christian Aid today criticised the omission from the Queen’s Speech of any mention of legislation committing the UK to spending 0.7 per cent of gross national income on overseas aid.

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Disease outbreak fears for conflict displaced in Pakistan

June 14 2012 - Christian Aid is deeply concerned about the heightened risk of dysentery, diarrhoea and malaria and other communicable diseases amongst the hundreds of thousands of people in northwest Pakistan made homeless by escalating violence.

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FTSE giants face tough questions on tax and financial secrecy at AGMs this year

May 22 2012 - Tax is joining high pay as an issue at FTSE100 companies’ AGMs this year, with Boards facing tough questions about their use of tax havens, financial secrecy and whether – with complex chains of subsidiaries stretching across the globe - they know what is really going on.

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Governments must live up to G20 commitments, says Christian Aid

June 20 2012 - Governments must live up to the potential the final communiqué from the G20 summit in Mexico offers for tackling the impact of tax dodging on developing countries, says Christian Aid.

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Imminent rains threaten to bring disease to Sudan’s overcrowded refugee camps

May 16 2012 - Seasonal rains due in Sudan and South Sudan will exacerbate already dire conditions in refugee camps, restrict travel and access, and heighten the risk of disease, a group of leading humanitarian agencies warned today. The rains, which in some places have already started, will make many roads impassable, trapping people in unstable areas and deepening the current hunger crisis.

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Inject desperately needed urgency into weak Rio+20 text, Christian Aid urges world leaders

June 19 2012 - Commenting on the new text released at the Rio+20 conference today, Christian Aid's Senior Advisor on Sustainable Development, Dr Alison Doig, said:

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Left in the Dark: lack of information is damaging fight against corruption, campaigners warn

June 18 2012: Governments are providing so little information about their fight against corruption that it is impossible to know whether they are having any impact, campaigners warn today (Monday June 18) following reviews of six countries including the UK.

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Nigerian Christians sign up for Live Below the Line

May 03 2012 - Next week thousands of people across the UK will be taking part in the Live Below the Line campaign, spending just £1 a day for five days on all their food and drink.

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Olympic focus on global hunger a winner!

May 23 2012 - Following Prime Minister David Cameron’s announcement today of a food security event during the Olympics, Sol Oyuela, Christian Aid’s Senior Political Adviser, said: ‘It’s great news that the UK will be hosting a major event on food security during the Olympics, when the world’s attention will be focused on this country.

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Stars dig deep for Christian Aid Week

May 14 2012 - David Shrigley, Tali Lennox, Alan Titchmarsh and TOWIE’s Lydia Bright are among a host of famous names who have used their creative talents to support this year’s Christian Aid Week. Over 15 stars have customised gardening tools, which will be displayed in a Soho pop-up shop from 14 – 19 May and auctioned at www.ebay.co.uk/christianaid.

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Stunning lack of urgency at Rio+20 partly redeemed by new sustainability goals agreement

22 June 2012 - Lack of progress at the Rio+20 conference towards a sustainable future for humankind was redeemed in small part by agreement that new goals must be set towards that end, says Christian Aid.

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Tali Lennox visits women shaping the future of Sierra Leone

May 14 2012 - Model Tali Lennox has recently returned from Sierra Leone in West Africa, one of the world’s poorest countries, as an ambassador for Christian Aid Week 2012, which runs from 13-19 May.

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Tax justice can help fund sustainable development, campaigners urge Rio+20

June 17 2012 - Getting multinational companies to pay the taxes they owe would generate billions in funding for sustainable development, campaigners will tell delegates at the Rio+20 conference today (Sunday June 17).

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Bike-mad former atheist hits the road for charity after Lord's prayer saved him from suicide

July 25 2012 - An atheist who turned to God and his local church after suffering a mental breakdown is gearing up for a 150 mile cycling challenge for Christian Aid.

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Christian Aid release funds as monsoon rains sweep through Bangladesh

July 5 2012 - Torrential monsoon rains in Bangladesh have resulted in flash floods and landslides, with one million people marooned by the raging floodwaters in the north west of the country, and an estimated 121 fatalities in the south east.

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Christian Aid welcomes 'holistic' family planning initiative

July 11 2012 - Christian Aid today welcomed the Government’s approach to family planning in developing countries announced today by International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell.

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Contaminated drinking water sparks serious concern in Assam

July 25 2012 - Tens of thousands of people will be without safe drinking water for months as flooding continues in India’s Assam state, making them vulnerable to life-threatening conditions such as diarrhoea and dysentery.

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East Africa food crisis one year on: Focus on resilience to future droughts

July 12 2012 - One year after the Disasters and Emergency Committee (DEC) launched the East Africa Appeal, the UK public have donated a staggering £79m to the afflicted region, which in the last year has funded emergency aid for 2.3m people. Christian Aid alone has raised more than £4.5 million so far.

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UK crackdown on 'cowboy' tax advisers is welcome - but global action is vital

July 23 2012 - Government plans to make life harder for ‘cowboy’ tax advisers selling aggressive tax avoidance schemes to UK tax payers are welcome but will make little difference in the battle to tax the trillions hidden offshore, Christian Aid says today.

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Vulture fund ruling is a victory for poor people, says Christian Aid

July 18 2012 - Christian Aid today welcomed the Privy Council's decision to reject a vulture fund's claim for US$100 million from one of the poorest countries in the world.

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Christian Aid escalates Sahel Appeal as crisis worsens

16 August 2012 - Christian Aid is escalating its appeal for funds to tackle the food crisis in the Sahel region of West Africa amid reports that the situation is deteriorating fast.

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Christian Aid partners step up response to Sierra Leone cholera epidemic

August 24 2012 - Christian Aid partner organisations in Sierra Leone are scaling up their community health work by introducing emergency health education programmes in response a cholera epidemic that has led to more than 11,500 cases and claimed more than 200 lives.

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Concerns grow at threat to displace Manila flood evacuees

August 15, 2012 - Christian Aid is deeply concerned by reports that the Filipino government plans to demolish the homes of informal settlers along waterways, evicting and relocating more than 100,000 families.

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DEC highlights Disaster Risk Reduction needs in Pakistan

August 3 2012 - To mark the 2nd anniversary today of the launch of its Pakistan Floods Appeal the DEC has published a report highlighting the need for improved Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in Pakistan.

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Government must act on MPs' farsighted new report on tax and poverty

August 23 2012 - New cross-party recommendations on how the UK should lead the global fight against tax dodging are far-sighted and should be heeded by the Government, says Christian Aid.

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It's time for banks to ensure they're not fuelling hunger, says Christian Aid

August 10 2012 - Commenting on reports that Germany’s second largest bank has excluded food commodities from its commodity index fund, Christian Aid’s Senior Economic Justice Adviser Joseph Stead gave the move a warm welcome.

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Majority of British adults say tax avoidance is 'morally wrong'

16 August 2012 - New research has revealed that 56% of British adults believe that tax avoidance by multinational companies (MNCs), while a technically legal way of reducing what they owe the taxman, is morally wrong, and half of people think it should be made illegal.

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Massacre of Lonmin miners: Christian Aid partners brokers meeting between management and strikers

August 22 2012 - Following one of the worst police shootings in South Africa since apartheid, Bishop Jo Seoka, chair of Christian Aid partner Bench Marks Foundation, has persuaded Lonmin executives to meet with striking miners in Marikana in the North West Province of South Africa.

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Risk of epidemics in flood hit Manila, warn Christian Aid

August 10 2012 - Christian Aid is deeply concerned about the growing risk of health epidemics among the hundreds of thousands of people in Manila made homeless by the floods.

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Tens of thousands evacuate Manila as Philippines floods devastate capital

August 7 2012 - Heavy monsoon rains in Metro Manila have already caused widespread landslides and treacherous flash floods, with thousands of local residents forced to flee their homes, and further torrential downpours predicted for tomorrow.

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US electioneering threatens global action against climate change

August 7 2012 - Commenting on suggestions by America’s chief climate negotiator Todd Stern, that governments should abandon their target for keeping the global average temperature increase below 2C, Christian Aid’s expert on the international climate talks, Mohamed Adow, said the US Government appeared to be electioneering.

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‘Tax dodgers should be shamed’ says Peter Oborne

September 14 2012 - Political commentator and Daily Telegraph journalist Peter Oborne called for tax dodgers to be named and shamed at a debate on the morality of tax dodging on Thursday night.

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Andrew Mitchell has done well - now DFID needs an exit strategy from aid

September 4 2012 - Christian Aid Director Loretta Minghella comments on the Cabinet reshuffle as it affects the Department for International Development.

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Christian Aid calls on UK to take a stronger stand on Rwanda's support of M23 rebels

September 11 2012 - History is repeating itself in the Democratic Republic of Congo with armed conflict once again exploding in the fragile eastern part of the country. Fighting between government forces, dissident groups and the notorious M23 militia ignited again this April and has continued ever since, causing 470,000 people to flee and creating a security vacuum in many other parts of the volatile Kivus region.

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Christian Aid welcomes Ivan Lewis speech on tackling causes of poverty

October 1 2012 - Commenting on a speech today by Shadow International Development Secretary Ivan Lewis at the Labour Party conference, in which he spoke of the need to tackle the fundamental causes of poverty, Christian Aid’s Senior UK Political Adviser Sol Oyuela said:

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New floods in northern India force 800,000 to flee

September 25 2012 - INCESSANT rains in the Indian states of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh for the past 19 days have forced 800,000 people to flee to higher ground after flood waters breached river dykes and embankments.

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Time for UK to back demands for multinationals to come clean on tax

September 19 2012 - New laws to force multinational corporations to reveal more about their financial affairs have come a step closer after a vote yesterday in the European Parliament.

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‘Jan Satyagraha’ protest ends with land rights 'victory' for marchers

October 11 2012 - Tens of thousands of marchers converging on the Indian capital Delhi in pursuit of land reform called off their protest today following Government agreement to their demands.

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Call for ban on Israeli settlement goods

October 30 2012 - Europe is a prime export market for goods from Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory despite the EU recognising that the settlements are illegal under international law, says a new report from a coalition of 22 non-governmental organisations, including Christian Aid.

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Christian Aid welcomes Ivan Lewis speech on tackling causes of poverty

October 01 2012 - Commenting on a speech today by Shadow International Development Secretary Ivan Lewis at the Labour Party conference, in which he spoke of the need to tackle the fundamental causes of poverty, Christian Aid’s Senior UK Political Adviser Sol Oyuela said:

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Filipino slum dwellers use science to fight flooding

October 12 2012 - To mark this year’s Earth Science Week (14-19 October), international development charity Christian Aid is launching Big River Rising, an interactive documentary which demonstrates the importance of science in helping Filipino slum dwellers cope with flooding that claims innocent lives every year.

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India: World's largest march to protect land for the poor

October 02 2012 - The world’s largest march for land rights starts tomorrow, 3 October, and will see an expected 100,000 people on the move in India, converging on Delhi to demand a fairer share of land and resources.

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New development action plan must be fair, green and global, says Christian Aid

October 30 2012 - Europe is a prime export market for goods from Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory despite the EU recognising that the settlements are illegal under international law, says a new report from a coalition of 22 non-governmental organisations, including Christian Aid.

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New Present Aid feature makes group giving easy this Christmas

October 24 2012 - Present Aid www.presentaid.org, Christian Aid’s virtual gift shop, is launching a new website which, for the first time, enables individuals to contribute towards a larger group gift online this Christmas.

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Welcome for Justine Greening speech on aid, women and transparency

October 09 2012 - Welcoming Justine Greening’s speech to the Conservative Party in Birmingham today, Christian Aid’s Senior UK Political Adviser, Sol Oyuela, said:

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Archbishop of Canterbury succession - Christian Aid comment

November 09 2012 - Responding to the news that the Right Reverend Justin Welby will succeed Dr Rowan Williams as Archbishop of Canterbury, Christian Aid’s Director Loretta Minghella said:

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British companies risk 'reputational damage' in Colombia mining boom

November 12 2012 - Plans for a massive expansion of Colombia’s mining industry could cost the country dear in terms of human rights violations, environmental damage and lost tax revenues, a new report warns.

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Christian Aid calls on UK to support the Palestinian bid at the UN

November 28 2012 - Christian Aid has called on the British Government not to oppose UN recognition of a Palestinian state.

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Christian Aid calls upon UK Government to act further on upsurge of violence in DRC

November 22 2012 - Christian Aid welcomes the UK Government’s initiative to engage urgently with the Congolese, Rwandan and Ugandan governments to help peace and stability return to the Democratic Republic of Congo in light of the M23 rebels’ takeover of Goma and further advances in the east of the country.

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Christian Aid launches Gaza appeal

November 20 2012 - Christian Aid is launching an appeal (www.christianaid.org.uk/emergency) in response to the mounting humanitarian needs in Gaza and the on-going crisis across the Middle East to support vulnerable communities affected by political instability in the region.

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David Cameron's support for tax justice is cause for celebration: Christian Aid

November 20 2012 - The Prime Minister’s backing for tax justice throughout the world won a delighted welcome today from Christian Aid, which has a longstanding campaign against multinationals’ tax dodging.

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Food event is a precious opportunity to tackle causes of hunger

November 02 2012 - Christian Aid today welcomed David Cameron’s announcement of an event next year on food and hunger, which currently afflicts some 870 million people globally.

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Christian Aid welcomes Gaza ceasefire

November 21 2012 - Christian Aid welcomes the announcement of a ceasefire in Gaza and urges all parties to reach a lasting, comprehensive and just peace.

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Government ignores vital proposals that would deter multinational tax dodging

November 13 2012 - Just a day after MPs in the Public Accounts Committee grilled multinational bosses over tax avoidance in the UK, the Government has refused to support recommendations that would increase transparency and reduce tax dodging in countries both rich and poor, says Christian Aid.

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UK should follow Germany's lead and scrap shoddy Swiss tax deal

November 23 2012 - Christian Aid is urging the UK Government to abandon its shoddy tax deal with Switzerland, after the upper house of the German Parliament today struck down its own similar treaty with Switzerland.

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UK should help Pakistan catch up with tax dodgers, says Christian Aid

November 16 2012 - The UK Government should help Pakistan boost its disastrously low tax revenues by breaking down global financial secrecy and helping the country get information on Pakistani citizens’ accounts in Britain and other tax havens, Christian Aid has told MPs.

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Bishop to sleep in a stable to raise £5000 for charity

December 14 2012 - Next week the Bishop of Lincoln, the Rt Revd Christopher Lowson, will be spending a cold winter’s night in a stable to raise money for those without a roof over their head.

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Christian Aid appoints new regional head of London

December 6 2012 - Christian Aid has appointed Mark Sturge as the head of its new London regional team. Mark, who ran his own development consultancy business and worked as General Director of the African and Caribbean Evangelical Alliance (ACEA) for eight years, will lead on Christian Aid’s relationship with the Church and community in Greater London.

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Christian Aid launches a new youth collective to engage young people on issues of faith and injustice

December 18 2012 - Christian Aid has launched a new movement to encourage and inspire young people to come together to tackle injustice.

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Christian Aid welcomes new Isle of Man tax information sharing deal

December 11 2012 - Christian Aid welcomes the Isle of Man government’s decision to move to a more comprehensive form of tax information sharing with the UK.

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Christian Aid welcomes report saying tax dodging is 'moral' issue

December 3 2012 - Christian Aid today welcomed a House of Commons committee’s report on tax dodging by multinationals, which puts morality at the heart of the tax debate, and said the harm the practice causes to developing countries should be seen in the same light.

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Christian Aid welcomes UK climate finance pledge

December 4 2012 - Christian Aid today welcomed the UK's promise to provide new money for poorer countries to adapt to the effects of climate change – and called on other developed countries to follow suit.

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Doha talks fail to avert climate Qatar-strophe says Christian Aid

8 December 2012 - The world remains on track for climate chaos after countries at the UN summit in Doha failed to agree anything more than a deal allowing talks to continue towards a global treaty by 2015.

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Dr Rowan Williams to become new chair of Christian Aid board

Dr Rowan Williams

11 December 2012 - Dr Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, is to become chairman of the board of trustees of Christian Aid, the international development agency, next year.

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First Angolan teenagers win International Diana Award for HIV awareness campaign

Christian Aid’s long term partner, Women's Christian Union of Angola, wins prestigious International Diana Award for their ‘Girls building Bridges’ project and their work on HIV awareness in the poverty stricken suburbs of the Angolan capital city, Luanda.

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Government must follow aid pledge with action on tax and environment

December 5 2012 - Christian Aid today welcomed Chancellor George Osborne’s pledge to commit 0.7 per cent of gross national income next year to overseas aid, but called for a coherent tax strategy to benefit poorer countries.

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Thousands displaced as Typhoon Bopha hits Philippines

December 5 2012 - Christian Aid is releasing emergency funds to local partners to purchase food and distribute emergency cash to vulnerable communities displaced by Typhoon Bopha. Thousands of people are still in evacuation centres after the typhoon hit eastern Mindanao, in the Philippines, yesterday morning.

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UK government must do more to tackle financial secrecy

December 7 2012 - As the world observes International Anti-Corruption Day on Sunday (December 9), Christian Aid reiterates its call for the UK government to do more to end financial secrecy.

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