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David Cameron's weakness against tax havens is hurting people worldwide

30 April 2016 - Christian Aid campaigners from Witney gathered today in the Prime Minister’s local constituency outside properties which are now owned in Jersey and the British Virgin Islands, to demand that David Cameron finally gets tough with the UK’s secretive tax havens.

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NGOs and Faith groups to Obama and Putin: Hope is crumbling on your watch, Save Syria's Ceasefire

29 April 2016 - Christian Aid and its partner ABColombia welcome the announcement of the formal start of the peace talks between the Colombian Government and the left-wing guerilla group Ejercito de Liberacion Nacional (ELN). But they also urge the Government to dismantle paramilitary groups to achieve sustainable peace in the country.

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EU debate must consider Britain's role in tackling global poverty

29 April 2016 - Any debate around the UK’s future in the European Union must take into account the country’s role in fighting poverty and inequality across the world, Christian Aid says today.

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End UK tax havens’ role in global corruption, charities and campaigners urge David Cameron

28 April 2016 - The chief executives of 17 charities and campaign groups have written to the Prime Minister today, urging him to stop UK tax havens from enabling corruption and tax dodging around the world.

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Photographer Gideon Mendel highlights 'Acts of Kindness' that helped communities survive Nepal Earthquakes

25 April 2016 - A year on from the devastating earthquakes that killed nearly 9,000 Nepalese people, acclaimed photographer Gideon Mendel and development charity Christian Aid have released a series of stunning portraits and personal stories demonstrating how ‘acts of kindness’ helped stranded families to survive in the aftermath of the disaster.

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UK’s decision to resettle 3,000 refugee children is welcome but too slow and lacking in ambition, says Christian Aid

April 21 2016 - The programme announced by the Government today to resettle 3,000 refugee children in the UK over the next four years has been welcomed by the development agency Christian Aid, but stresses that the plans are too slow and lacking in adequate ambition. It ignores the thousands of vulnerable unaccompanied minors already in Europe who need assistance.

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UK weaves an increasingly tangled web in response to Panama Papers

15 April 2016 - The UK government appears to be scrambling around for new policies to shut down the debate on financial transparency, rather than using the momentum created by the Panama Papers to drive through real change, Christian Aid said today.

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UK turning a blind eye to suffering on its doorstep by failing to protect vulnerable refugees and migrants – aid agencies

14 April 2016 - The UK is failing in its responsibility to protect some of the world’s most vulnerable people who have been displaced by conflict, violence, persecution and poverty, a group of 13 aid and refugee agencies said today.

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EU tax plans will allow multinationals to continue dodgy business as usual

12 April 2016 - European Union plans to force multinationals to reveal more about their financial affairs will do little to stop firms’ rampant tax abuse, Christian Aid says today.

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Prime Minister's Climbdown On Tax Havens Is Unacceptable

11 April 2016 David Cameron has not gone far enough to counter the abuse of UK tax havens, Christian Aid said today after the Prime Minister announced that most UK Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies will create central registers of companies’ beneficial owners.

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New tax crime legislation is welcome but far wider reform needed, says Christian Aid

11 April 2016 - The UK government’s proposal to make it a crime for firms to fail to stop employees helping others evade tax is welcome in principle but stops far short of the radical reform needed, Christian Aid says today.

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David Cameron: Majority of British public want you to act on the tax havens

5 April 2016 - A ComRes poll commissioned by Christian Aid and Global Witness and carried out immediately before the Panama Papers exposé broke found overwhelming support among Brits for UK government action on the UK’s tax havens – its ‘Overseas Territories’.

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Deportations to Turkey are morally reprehensible, says Christian Aid

4 April 2016 - The implementation of a European Union deal to deport large numbers of people from Greece back to Turkey has been denounced as ‘morally reprehensible’ and possibly illegal by the international development agency Christian Aid.

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Panama Papers explode UK excuses for tolerating secrecy in its tax havens

4 April 2016 - The Panama Papers have exploded any remaining excuses the UK had for allowing secrecy in its tax havens, Christian Aid says today.

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Christian Aid and AB Colombia Welcome Colombian Government-ELN peace talks

1 April 2016, Christian Aid and its partner ABColombia welcome the announcement of the formal start of the peace talks between the Colombian Government and the left-wing guerilla group Ejercito de Liberacion Nacional (ELN). But they also urge the Government to dismantle paramilitary groups to achieve sustainable peace in the country.

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In the global response to the refugee crisis, European leaders are lagging behind

31 March 2016 - As organisations working with or for Syrian refugees, we consider today’s Geneva meeting a missed opportunity to commit to resettling Syrian refugees, by failing to pledge to meet the minimal target of providing places for 10% of Syrian refugees.

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