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South Sudan peace agreement: urgent needs of millions must not be forgotten, warns Christian Aid

27 August 2015 - Christian Aid welcomes the signing of the South Sudan Compromise Peace Agreement, and calls on all parties involved to observe the Cessation of Hostilities, which is to be implemented within 72 hours of the signing, starting from Saturday this week.

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35 aid organisations and 150,000 people launch public call to end the Gaza blockade

26 August 2015 - More than 150,000 people from around have today joined 35 aid, faith, development and human rights organisations in backing an unprecedented joint call urging world leaders to press the Israeli government to lift the blockade on Gaza and remove the restrictions on basic building materials needed to reconstruct the coastal strip.

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Surge in Israeli demolitions of Palestinian homes condemned by 31 international organizations

21 August 2015 - Thirty-one aid, faith, human rights, and development organizations are calling on world leaders to take urgent action to halt ongoing demolitions and hold the government of Israel accountable for the wanton destruction of Palestinian property and of projects funded by international aid in the occupied West Bank.

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Christian Aid welcomes first Islamic declaration on climate change

18 August 2015 - Christian Aid has welcomed the Islamic Climate Change Declaration launched today at the world’s first international Islamic climate symposium held in Istanbul, Turkey.

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New help for thousands of flood-hit families in India and Pakistan

11 August 2015 - More than 16,000 of the most vulnerable people in flood-hit areas of India and Pakistan will get help such as food, water and shelter following a grant of £158,000 to Christian Aid from the UK’s Start Fund.

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Christian Aid releases £50,000 for Myanmar flooding

6 August 2015 - Christian Aid has made an initial £50,000 available to help victims of widespread flooding in Myanmar as the government declares a state of emergency in four western regions.

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Gaza exhibition: through young eyes

04 August 2015 - Through Young eyes, a series of drawings by Palestinian teenagers who lived through last year’s Israel-Gaza conflict, will be exhibited at London’s P21 gallery, from 7-22 August as part of Gaza on Gaza, a wider exhibition of work by Palestinian artists.

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Sustainable Development Goals deal creates new momentum towards a better world

3 August 2015 - Intense negotiations between 193 countries have produced an agreement which will open a new era in the fight against poverty, inequality and environmental destruction, Christian Aid said today.

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Christian Aid provides an initial £50,000 for Pakistan flood relief

31 July 2015 - Christian Aid has made an initial £50,000 available to help victims of the monsoon floods that have swept through Pakistan, destroying homes and in some cases inundating entire villages.

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Christian and Muslim leaders played “essential role” in tackling the Ebola virus

30 July 2015 - Faith leaders in Sierra Leone and Liberia played an “essential role” in stemming the spread of the Ebola virus, according to a new report, but the delay in involving them in the response cost lives.

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Christian Aid welcomes David Cameron's continued commitment to transparency

27 July 2015 - Christian Aid welcomes Prime Minister David Cameron’s announcement in Singapore that the Government will promote greater transparency at home and abroad, with stricter requirements for revealing the beneficial ownership of companies.

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Rowan Williams and South Sudanese Bishop lead peacebuilding event

21 July 2015 - Christian Aid Chair, Rt. Revd. Dr. Rowan Williams and Bishop Emeritus Paride Taban led a day of discussions to examine how to achieve sustainable peace and unity in South Sudan, a country wracked by civil war.

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Christian Aid gives urgent relief to families displaced by Burundi's political unrest

July 21 2015 - Christian Aid is continuing to provide relief to Burundians affected by political turmoil, economic pressures and instances of violence triggered by the country’s disputed presidential polls, which are taking place today.

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Addis finance talks: asking all the right Questions, but few answers so far, says Christian Aid

July 16 2015 - The Addis talks on how to pay for poor countries’ development asked all the right questions but failed to provide clear answers to some of today’s most pressing global issues, Christian Aid said today.

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UK Government blocking progress on new global tax body

July 14 2015 - At the third UN Conference on Financing for Development (FfD3) in Addis Ababa this week, there is growing concern that rich countries including the UK are blocking agreement on one of the most important potential outcomes: the upgrading of the UN tax Committee to an intergovernmental body in the UN. This would give all countries, including developing countries, an equal say in deciding global tax rules.

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Bolder action needed to tackle tax dodging, says Christian Aid

July 8 2015 - In response to the Budget, Christian Aid described the Chancellor’s neglect of structural problems with global tax rules as a missed opportunity to go ‘beyond aid’ to help developing countries collect taxes.

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One year on: Gaza struggles to recover

8 July 2015 - One year after war devastated large parts of the Gaza strip, 100,000 people remain homeless and the unemployment rate is now the highest in the world.

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MDGs’ mixed success highlights need for urgent action on climate & inequality

6 July 2015 - Today’s final progress report on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) carries important lessons about what the global community can achieve when it recognises a shared moral imperative and the need for common action.

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Justine Greening is right to insist on going beyond aid

2 July 2015 - Responding to a speech this evening by the Secretary of State for International Development Justine Greening, Christian Aid’s Director of Policy & Advocacy Christine Allen said there was a lot to welcome.

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China pledge ushers in a “new era for climate politics” says Christian Aid

30 June 2015 - The chances of a successful global climate agreement received a major boost today as China submitted ambitious plans to cut its emissions, said Christian Aid.

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Christian Aid welcomes game-changing Papal Encyclical

June 18 2015 - Christian Aid has praised Pope Francis for his call for a radical rethinking of humanity’s relationship with the earth and urged both people of faith in all walks of life, and especially politicians, to heed his appeal for action to address climate change.

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UK linked tax havens feature large on new European Commission blacklist

June 17 2015 -Nearly a quarter of the world’s major tax havens on a “blacklist” published today by the European Commission are either British Overseas Territories or Crown Dependencies.

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More than 10,000 people urge their MP's to tackle climate change.

June 17 2015 - Thousands of people demanding action over climate change descended on London today for a mass lobby of UK politicians organised by The Climate Coalition.

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Tens of thousands of Dominicans of Haitian descent at risk of mass deportation

17 June 2015 - Christian Aid is concerned about the plight of tens of thousands of Dominicans of Haitian descent at risk of deportation from the Dominican Republic (DR) from this week.

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Launch of #OurHands: a new social media campaign to protect domestic workers worldwide

16 June 2015 - Christian Aid, Migrant Forum Asia and domestic workers rights organisations from around the world join together to launch #OurHands campaign.

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Iraq one year on: responding to the escalating humanitarian crisis

15 June 2015 - As the Iraq crisis continues and millions more are displaced by relentless fighting, Christian Aid continues to respond to people’s mounting humanitarian needs.

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Bonn climate talks: green light means go

11 June 2015 - Christian Aid has welcomed the mandate expected to be given to the coordinators of the UN climate talks to speed up negotiations on a global climate deal.

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Bonn climate talks: time to stop colouring in the homework timetable

10 June 2015 - As the Bonn climate talks head towards a conclusion on Thursday Christian Aid has warned that negotiators are in danger of wasting their last hours, avoiding real progress on the substance of the Paris climate deal.

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Christian Aid alarmed at G7 plan for compulsory tax arbitration

9 June 2015 - G7 leaders’ support for fairness in the global tax system is welcome but their backing for compulsory binding arbitration in disputes about multinationals’ taxes is deeply troubling, Christian Aid said today.

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G7 climate progress needs to be felt at Bonn talks

8 June 2015 - Christian Aid has urged nations at the UN climate summit in Bonn to take the positive outcome at the G7 into the negotiating hall for the final week of the talks in Germany.

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Fighting in South Sudan’s unity state suspends aid delivery

4 June 2015 - Increased fighting in South Sudan’s Unity State has forced a Christian Aid partner in the area to stop temporarily giving aid to those in desperate need.

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Strong new global development vision welcome, but questions remain as to how to achieve it

June 3 2015 - The just-published Zero Draft of new global development goals for protecting people and the planet is strong on vision but weak on how to achieve it, Christian Aid says today.

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Christian Aid welcomes call for a global tax system that works for all

2 June 2015 - Christian Aid today applauds a new report which demands fresh solutions to tax dodging by multinational companies – a problem IMF researchers say could be costing developing countries $212 billion a year.

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Sierra Leone Ebola crisis: one year on, the road to recovery continues

21 May 2015 - A year into Sierra Leone’s battle against the Ebola virus, the country is making progress in its journey towards recovery, although much remains to be done.

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Burundi unrest: Christian Aid partners prepare to respond

18 May 2015 - Christian Aid partners are preparing to assist civilians caught up in the political unrest in Burundi, which in recent weeks has included violent street demonstrations, the exodus of over 100,000 people and an attempted military coup.

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Fighting in South Sudan leaves 300,000 people without vital aid

12 May 2015 - Fierce outbreaks of fighting in South Sudan’s Unity State have left 300,000 people in need of urgent assistance and forced up to 100,000 people from their homes in the last ten days.

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Race to Get Relief Supplies to Area Hit by New Nepal Earthquake

12 May 2015 -Christian Aid emergency workers in Nepal are trying with partner organisations to get relief through this morning to the area worst hit by today’s earthquake.

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Christian Aid Welcomes Cabinet Appointments on Climate Change and Development

May 11 2015 - Christian Aid has welcomed the appointment of Amber Rudd as the new Secretary of State for the Department of Energy and Climate Change, and the return of Justine Greening to lead DFID.

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Glencore in Zambia: The Tax Questions That Persist

May 6 2015 - Just over four years ago, Glencore faced acute embarrassment when the European Union’s bank announced an investigation of tax evasion allegations against one of Glencore’s subsidiaries in a painfully poor country: Zambia.

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Soldiers testimonies from last years Gaza conflict paints distrurbing picture

May 6 2015 – A report by Christian Aid Israeli partner organisation Breaking the Silence into last summer’s Gaza conflict paints a disturbing picture of indiscriminate fire by Israeli troops which directly resulted in the deaths of hundreds of innocent Palestinian civilians.

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Premiership stars give poverty the boot this Christian Aid Week

May 1 2015 – Prized items including former England Captain, Steven Gerrard’s signed football boots, signed shirts from the Chelsea and Everton teams and a signed photo of the Arsenal team will be auctioned for Christian Aid Week (10-16 May 2015), giving people the chance to score a winning purchase.

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Christian Aid gives viewers the Powa to help people out of poverty with world’s first interactive TV ad

May 5 2015 – On Friday 8th May international development charity Christian Aid will launch the world’s first interactive TV advert on ITV using the innovative new PowaTag app, allowing millions of people across the UK to donate immediately using their smartphone.

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Christian Aid: Church of England reading last rites to dirty energy industry

30 April 2014 - Christian Aid has welcomed the Church of England’s decision to divest from the most polluting fossil fuel companies, signalling dirty energy has no future in a low carbon world.

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Christian Aid welcomes Papal intervention in climate debate

29 April 2015 - Christian Aid has welcomed Pope Francis’ conference on the environment as part of the build up to his upcoming Papal Encyclical.

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Christian Aid's Nepal Earthquake Appeal Raises £145,000 in less than 48 hours

27 April 2015 - Christian Aid supporters are responding quickly and generously to the plight of victims of the Nepal earthquake following the launch of an appeal on Saturday evening.

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Christian Aid partners ready to respond to Nepal earthquake

26 April 2015 - Christian Aid partners are providing urgent relief to victims of the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal and parts of India, leaving over 2,300 dead and thousands more severely injured.

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Christian Aid makes £50,000 available to Nepal earthquake victims

25 April 2015 - Christian Aid has made an initial £50,000 available to help victims of the Nepal earthquake, and will launch an appeal to supporters for further funding.

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India’s ‘man-eating’ tigers help protect millions from impacts of climate change

22 April 2015 - A new interactive story explores how Royal Bengal tigers in the Indian Sundarbans are helping to protect millions of people in Kolkata and south Bengal from the devastating impacts of climate change.

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HSBC is the UK’s most secretive bank, says Christian Aid

21 April 2015 - A comparison of what the UK’s big four High Street banks reveal about their operations around the world shows that HSBC is currently by far the most secretive.

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SNP gives welcome backing to climate and tax justice, says Christian Aid

20 April 2015 - The Scottish National Party’s election manifesto, published today, gives welcome backing to the poor in developing countries with its call for action on climate change and support for tax justice, says Christian Aid.

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Liberal Democrat manifesto offers an ambitious vision for our global future

15 April 2015 - Today’s Liberal Democrat manifesto offers a vision of a fair and sustainable future for all, including the world’s poorest people.

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Conservative and Green manifestos show welcome commitment to people in poverty

14 April 2015 - The Conservatives are right to stand by UK aid for the world’s poorest people, Christian Aid said today as the party publishes its election manifesto.

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Labour policies on tax & climate change offer hope to people living in poverty

13 April 2015 - In the week of manifesto launches, the tax reforms pledged by the Labour Party today are urgently needed against the scandal of multinational tax trickery.

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World not delivering on Gaza reconstruction promises, new report warns

13 April 2015 - The international community must urgently change its approach to Gaza and deliver on promises of reconstruction, 46 agencies said today in a new report on the lack of progress since last year's conflict.

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Life through a rural lens: new exhibition showcases photos by Ghanaian farmers

31 March 2015 - Christian Aid is hosting a free photography exhibition in east London documenting the lives, successes and concerns of rural Ghanaian farmers, as told through their own eyes.

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Ebola outbreak: the crisis is not yet over

26 March 2015 - In the week of the first anniversary of the Ebola outbreak, Christian Aid has reaffirmed its commitment to help hard-hit communities in Sierra Leone at a time when complacency could jeopardise the fight to eradicate the virus.

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UK leads world with new law to reveal who really owns companies

24 March 2015 - The UK is to create the world’s first public register of the hundreds of thousands of individuals who own companies, after Parliament today gave its final approval to the pioneering move against financial criminals.

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New ‘Yellow Budget’ tax offence must apply outside as well as within UK

19 March 2015 - Christian Aid’s Senior Economic Justice Adviser Joseph Stead comments on the ‘Yellow Budget’ announced by Danny Alexander this morning.

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Budget tax reforms leave poor countries out in the cold, says Christian Aid

18 March 2015 - Christian Aid sees little in the UK Chancellor’s Budget Speech, or the European Commission’s new plan on tax transparency, to make a difference to the tax dodging which drains billions from developing countries every year.

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New ruling highlights ongoing secrecy around Glencore tax case in Zambia

18 March 2015 - In a new twist in the long-running tax mystery around Glencore’s Zambian subsidiary, the European Union’s own bank has been officially accused of hiding what it knows about the affair.

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Christian Aid Supports Vanuatu Relief Effort And Urges Prompt Climate Action

16 March 2015 - Christian Aid is to make an initial £25,000 available to partner organisations providing emergency supplies in the aftermath of Cyclone Pam which hit the Pacific island chain of Vanuatu on Friday, killing at least eight people, injuring many more, and reducing many houses and shops to matchwood.

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Christian Aid welcomes proposed action against those who help tax evaders

14 March 2015 - Commenting on a speech given today by Danny Alexander, Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Christian Aid welcomed the Lib Dems’ search for new ways to stop tax evaders and encouraged them to look beyond the UK when designing their proposals.

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Christian Aid calls on UN to empower disaster prone communities

11 March 2015 - This week UN member states meet in Sendai, Japan, to negotiate a new global disaster risk reduction (DRR) plan which will aim to make vulnerable communities around the world more resilient to extreme weather events.

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Syria crisis: the human cost of four years of fighting

11 March 2015 - As the Syria conflict enters its fifth year this weekend, the largest humanitarian crisis since World War II continues to escalate.

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Rowan Williams hails Parliamentary approval of UK Aid Bill

09 March 2015 - Christian Aid Chair Rowan Williams today praised Parliamentarians of all parties for coming together to pass a Bill which commits the UK to spend 0.7 per cent of its national income on aid.

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EU climate contribution: a good first step but risky strategy says Christian Aid

6 March 2015 - Today the EU’s Environment Council confirmed its official submission to the UN on its contribution to the global climate deal to be signed in Paris this December.

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Rowan Williams to reflect on the Christian response to the suffering of World War Two on Radio 4

3 March 2015 - On Sunday March 8, Christian Aid’s 70th anniversary will be marked on Radio 4’s Sunday Worship with a sermon given by the charity’s Chair, Dr Rowan Williams.

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Christian Aid calls on governments to keep their promises to women and girls

3 March 2015 - Governments meeting for the annual Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York must commit more resources and greater determination if they want to make significant progress towards gender equality.

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Christian Aid responds to EU climate proposals

25 February 2015 - Christian Aid has today given a cautious welcome to the EU’s proposals towards a global climate deal to be signed later this year in Paris.

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Christian Aid responds to Plaid Cymru and SDLP support for Tax Dodging Bill

23 February 2015 - Laura Taylor, Head of Advocacy, responds to new announcements of political support for the Tax Dodging Bill for which Christian Aid and others are campaigning.

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Christian Aid welcomes bishops’ call for Christians to engage in politics

17 February 2015 - Christian Aid has welcomed today’s intervention from the Church of England encouraging Christians to engage in politics and use their democratic voice for the common good.

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Rowan Williams: Politics isn’t just about elections, it’s about how we live together

16 February 2015 - With the General Election less than 100 days away and the campaign trail topping the news agenda, three Christian organisations are holding a conference to help people explore what it means to engage with politics from a faith perspective.

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Christian Aid responds to Green Party announcement on tax dodging

13 February 2015 - Christian Aid’s Head of Advocacy Laura Taylor Welcomes the Green Party’s announcement of its support for a Tax Dodging Bill, to be introduced within 100 days of the election.

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Christian Aid welcomes Geneva climate ‘clay’ to be shaped for Paris

13 February 2015 - Christian Aid has welcomed agreement of the document that will form a global climate change deal to be signed in Paris in December.

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Faith leaders' pivotal role in Ebola response was overlooked

11 February 2015 - As Ebola infection rates drop in Sierra Leone, Christian relief agencies are urging global and national institutions, donors and policy makers to ensure Sierra Leone’s faith leaders are given a “pivotal” role in their post-Ebola recovery plans.

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Christian Aid responds to Labour announcement on tax dodging

11 February 2015 - Christian Aid’s Head of Advocacy Laura Taylor responds to the Labour announcement of new measures to tackle tax dodging.

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Era of bank secrecy still far from over for developing countries: Christian Aid

6 February 2015 G20 Finance Ministers meeting in Istanbul this weekend still have much to do if the claim ‘the era of bank secrecy is over’ is to mean anything in developing counties.

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Tax is a moral issue says Christian Aid as MPs unveil new report on large accountancy firms

6 February 2015 Commenting before the release of a new Public Accounts Committee report on the role of large accountancy firms in tax avoidance, Toby Quantrill, Principal Economic Justice Adviser at Christian Aid said: “Scandals such as Lux leaks have highlighted the chasm between what is ‘legal’ and what the vast majority of people in Britain regard as morally right.

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Christian Aid urges states to safeguard citizens' right to humanitarian aid

06 February 2015 - Christian Aid has joined forces with over 30 European relief agencies to call on governments to “reaffirm and protect” people's fundamental right to humanitarian aid.

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Archbishop Justin Welby is right to speak out on tax justice, says Christian Aid

4 February 2015 - Archbishop Justin Welby’s comments today about the importance of companies paying their fair share of tax in the countries where they make their money are extremely welcome, says Christian Aid.

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Mbeki report on financial crime will shift global tax debate, says Christian Aid

31 January 2015 - A new African Union report showing how financial crime drains at least $50 billion a year from the continent will turbo-charge the global campaign for tax justice, Christian Aid says today.

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Christian Aid launches poverty and gender teaching resource

29 January 2015 - Christian Aid has launched an interactive action pack for schools as part of a new initiative to teach pupils about the challenges faced by women and girls living in extreme poverty worldwide.

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Parties given 200-day challenge to fight back at global tax dodgers

27 January 2015 - Stopping multinational companies from dodging their taxes, which cheats societies out of billions of pounds of lost revenue, must be a top priority for the next government, a new coalition of 17 British organisations said today, which marks 100 days before Britain goes to the polls.

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Christian leaders back call for new law against global tax dodging

27 January 2015 - Christian leaders have thrown their weight behind a new campaign for political parties to promise to act against tax avoidance if they get elected.

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Christian Aid supports thousands hit by catastrophic Malawi floods

23 January 2015 - Christian Aid is providing emergency assistance to deluged communities in Malawi, in the aftermath of the worst floods the country has seen in nearly two decades.

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New Report Reveals Results of Medical Fact Finding Mission to Gaza

21 January 2015 - A new report published by Christian Aid partner Physicians for Human Rights Israel (PHR-Israel) highlights the indiscriminate use of large quantities of powerful explosives by Israeli forces during last summer’s 50-day conflict, and attacks on medical rescue teams.

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Christian Aid sends emergency funds to protect familes in the Middle East from bitter winter

20 January 2015 - The most violent winter storm for two decades swept across conflict-affected areas of the Middle East last week bringing heavy snow, rainfall, high winds and freezing temperatures.

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Christian Aid Welcomes Miliband Spotlight on Global Poverty and Climate Change

January 15 2015 - Christian Aid today welcomed Labour leader Ed Miliband’s acknowledgement of 2015 as a crucial year in the battle against acute global poverty and climate change.

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Human rights and development groups welcome Palestine’s move to join ICC; urge Europe’s support

8 January 2014 - Palestine’s accession to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) is a welcome move that will help deter war crimes and end impunity in the region, and should be supported by European countries said Christian Aid and other development and human rights groups today.

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Christian Aid urges parties to remember people living in poverty worldwide

13 January 2015 - Christian Aid today launches its bid to influence all UK political parties’ general election manifestos.

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Haiti earthquake five years on: much has been achieved, much remains to be done

9 January 2015 - On the fifth anniversary of the earthquake that devastated Haiti, the development progress made in the country is at risk of being overshadowed by the needs that have yet to be addressed, Christian Aid says.

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Christian Aid Becomes Living Wage Employer

7 January 2015 - Christian Aid is delighted to announce that it has been accredited as a Living Wage employer.

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Christian Aid steps up support for Ebola survivors, orphans and quarantined families

31 December 2014 - The plight of thousands of people affected by the Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone must not be forgotten says Christian Aid, as the first case of the deadly virus is diagnosed on British soil.

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A New Year’s resolution that could change the world

30 December 2014 - This New Year, Christian Aid is urging Governments to commit to a resolution that could really make a difference: to collect the taxes needed to tackle poverty and create a better world.

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UK tax havens more exposed than ever after EU moves to end company secrecy

17 December 2014 - The UK’s tax havens came under new pressure today to end their extreme financial secrecy after the European Union moved to shine a light on who really owns millions of companies.

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Christian Aid backs MPs’ demand for new global goal on climate change

15 December 2014 - MPs are right to demand that a strong ‘green thread’ runs through all the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Christian Aid says today in response to a report by the Environmental Audit select committee.

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UN climate talks: the clock to Paris is ticking

14 December 2014 - Nations at the UN climate summit in Lima have failed to respond to the call of the public, scientists and investors, said Christian Aid - but there is still time to change the course of history.

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Christian Aid welcomes U.S. Kerry climate speech as ‘repentant sinner’

11 December 2014 - Christian Aid today welcomed the speech given by United States Secretary of State, John Kerry, at the UN climate summit in Lima, Peru.

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UK minister makes welcome push to expose fossil fuel investment risk

11 December 2014 - Christian Aid today welcomed the comments by the UK Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey calling for companies and pension funds to fully disclose their risky fossil fuel assets.

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Christian Aid welcomes Bishops’ call for fossil fuel phase out

11 December 2014 - More than 15,000 people took part in Latin America's largest ever climate march in Lima as Catholic Bishops from around the world called for an end to the fossil fuel era.

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EU bank ordered to reveal what it knows about Glencore tax allegations

10 December 2014 - The EU’s own bank has been ordered to reveal what it knows about alleged tax evasion by a mining company controlled by commodities giant Glencore.

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Christian Aid responds to Ed Davey comments at Lima climate summit

9 December 2014 - Christian Aid today welcomed comments made today at the UN climate summit in Lima by the UK’s Energy and Climate Change Secretary, Ed Davey, but urged him to make sure he left Peru with more than just an emissions focused agreement.

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Christian Aid partners train volunteers to offer psychosocial care to Ebola-hit communities

9 December 2014 - Christian Aid is training hundreds of local volunteers in Sierra Leone to offer much-needed psychosocial support to individuals and families affected by the Ebola outbreak.

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Tsunami: 10 years after the wave - online exhibition features Tim Hetherington work

Call for mandatory carbon reporting from UK firms

8 December 2014 - Ten years on from the Indian Ocean tsunami, which killed almost 250,000 people on Boxing Day 2004, Christian Aid is marking the anniversary by launching Tsunami: 10 years after the wave.

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Christian Aid condemns absence of UK minister from crucial climate talks

8 December 2014 - Christian Aid has today urged the Government to reconsider the absence of climate change minister Amber Rudd from the UN climate summit in Lima, Peru.

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As Hagupit rages Filipinos call for action at Lima climate summit

7 December 2014 - At the UN climate summit in Lima, Peru, a Christian Aid partner from the Philippines has called on negotiators to take action on climate change as Typhoon Hagupit bears down on his country.

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UNEP report shows cruel irony at heart of Lima talks says Christian Aid

5 December 2014 - Christian Aid called for negotiators at the UN climate summit in Lima to heed the warnings of today’s United Nations Environment Programme report showing the drastic costs developing countries will face adapting to climate change.

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Christian Aid hails Parliamentary success for UK Aid Bill

5 December 2014 - Christian Aid is delighted that a new law to ensure the UK spends 0.7 per cent of its national income on aid has been passed by the House of Commons and will now go to the House of Lords for further debate.

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UN Secretary-General hits right note on global goals, says Christian Aid

4 December 2014 - Christian Aid today hails a major advance in work on the new global goals which will replace the Millennium Development Goals when they expire at the end of 2015.

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Climate talks tepee in danger without progress on adaptation at Lima summit

3 December 2014 - As the UN climate talks in Lima, Peru, began in earnest, Christian Aid warned that the lack of equal progress on climate finance, adaptation and emissions cuts threaten to derail a Paris deal.

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Autumn statement: Chancellor has more to do on tax fairness, says Christian Aid

3 December 2014 - Responding to the UK Chancellor’s Autumn Statement, Laura Taylor, Head of Advocacy at Christian Aid, said: “It’s good to see George Osborne acting on the huge public demand for big companies to pay their fair share of tax, with the new Diverted Profits Tax. But it’s not just the UK that needs tax fairness – developing countries need it too."

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London Afghanistan conference: massive deterioration in safety for aid workers and rights campaigners - new survey finds

2 December 2014 - Ahead of the London Conference on Afghanistan, which will take place on Wednesday and Thursday, a coalition of charities and aid organisations has today released survey results which show aid workers and rights campaigners in the country feel dramatically less safe than a year ago.

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It's time for British tax havens to unmask who owns companies, says Christian Aid

2 December 2014 - A year after Britain’s tax havens agreed to consider lifting the secrecy around who really owns the hundreds of thousands of companies they host, they have made alarmingly little progress and many criminals will rest easier as a result, a new Christian Aid assessment warns today.

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The future of Afghanistan is at risk, experts warn Cameron

1 December 2014 - Large cuts to the Afghanistan aid budget in the wake of troop withdrawals could wreck the huge improvements made in the last decade and threaten a new generation of Afghans to a life of poverty, a meeting of over 200 Afghan and international experts will warn on Wednesday 3 December.

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New UK rules for extractive industries a welcome move against corruption

1 December 2014 - Christian Aid welcomed the entry into force today of new regulations requiring extractive industries to report the payments they make to governments as an important move against corruption, and a significant first step in reforming corporate transparency.

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Thousands fast for the climate but Yeb Sano not at Lima talks

1 December 2014 - On the opening day of the UN climate summit in Lima, Peru, the largest climate fast in history takes place – including the island of Tuvalu - but Filipino Yeb Sano who inspired the movement is not at the crunch talks.

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85% of British adults say tax avoidance by large companies is morally wrong

1 December 2014 - More than four in five (85%) British adults say tax avoidance by large companies is morally wrong even if it’s legal, according to a new ComRes poll for Christian Aid and ActionAid.

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Brazilians triumph in 'David v Goliath' tax battle

28 November 2014 - Thousands of poor Brazilians are celebrating victory in a David v Goliath-style battle to be exempted from huge tax demands for land on which they have lived and worked for more than 100 years.

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Christian Aid calls for end to caste-based discrimination and equal human rights for all across South Asia

21 November 2014 - Christian Aid and its partner organisations across South Asia are calling for the leaders of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka to put caste-based discrimination at the heart of the agenda of a vital summit in Nepal next week.

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Speaker’s Chaplain and chart-topping vicar to join Christian Aid’s advent carol service

21 November 2014 - The Speaker’s Chaplain the Rev Rose Hudson-Wilkin and chart-topping vicar the Rev Richard Coles will be joining award-winning musicians for an evening of song and seasonal reflections at Christian Aid’s 2014 Advent Carol Service in west London, on 4 December.

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Christian Aid welcomes UK Green Climate Fund pledge

20 November 2014 - Christian Aid today welcomed the UK Government’s pledge to commit £720 million to the Green Climate Fund which will go to help the poorest countries adapt to the effects of climate change and develop in a sustainable way.

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Christian Aid distributes start-up kits to Ebola survivors in Sierra Leone

18 November 2014 - Christian Aid is distributing essential household items to Ebola survivors in Sierra Leone this week as part of an initiative launched by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to meet Ebola survivors’ immediate needs and help them rebuild their lives.

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Rich have more influence than poor over tax reform

13 November 2014 - Rich countries and multinational companies seem to have had more influence over international efforts to stop them dodging tax than many poor countries, Christian Aid warns today.

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New report - EU tax policies still draining resources from developing countries

12 November 2014 - In the wake of the ‘Luxembourg Leaks’ investigation exposing the secret deals which have allowed multinational companies to dodge taxes on a massive scale, a new report reveals that governments across the European Union are failing to live up to their pledges to tackle tax abuse. limate Walk.

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Christian Aid marks Haiyan commemoration with climate negotiator Yeb Sano

8 November 2014 - As the world marks a year since Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines, members of Christian Aid and its partner organisations joined Filipino UN Climate Negotiator Yeb Sano on the final leg of his 1000km Climate Walk.

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One year on global leaders must heed Haiyan warning

6 November 2014 - November 8 marks the first anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan, the strongest tropical storm ever recorded making landfall, which devastated large parts of the Philippines, killing 6,300. The death toll also made it one of the deadliest typhoons in recorded history.

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Christian Aid reaches more than 290,000 people since Typhoon Haiyan

3 November 2014 - A year since Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines, Christian Aid and its partner organisations continue to help affected communities and have reached more than 290,000 people with much-needed immediate food and shelter, as well as new means of earning an income.

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Christian Aid turns to prophets of old for climate change hope

31 October 2014 - As the question of how we set about tackling climate change increasingly becomes not just an economic and political issue, but a moral one too, a new paper from Christian Aid draws inspiration from the Biblical prophets.

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Faith leaders on the frontline of the Ebola crisis

31 October 2014 - Faith leaders across West Africa are using their unique position of influence within communities to speak out and help stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, say the faith-based member agencies of the Disaster and Emergency Committee (DEC).

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MPs are right to demand more transparency from mining, oil & gas firms

28 October 2014 - Responding to a new report about mining, oil and gas companies by the House of Commons’ Business, Innovation and Skills Committee

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Christian Aid distributes emergency food aid to quarantined homes in Ebola ‘hotspots’ to prevent starvation

27 October 2014 - Christian Aid is delivering emergency food and hygiene kits this week to some of the most vulnerable families under quarantine in two of Sierra Leone’s Ebola ‘hotspots’ in order to prevent families from starving.

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EU heads of state step in right direction on carbon targets

24 October 214 - Christian Aid today welcomed a new EU package of climate and energy targets agreed at a Brussels heads of state meeting in the early hours, saying the decision to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by ‘at least’ 40 per cent by 2030 was ‘a good start’.

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‘Good’ companies may have to pay more tax than law requires, say theologians

21 October 2014 - Multinational companies may have a moral duty to pay more tax than the letter of the law strictly requires of them, according to a new Christian Aid report about tax and theology.

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Hunger threatens to undermine Ebola quarantine measures, warns Christian Aid

21 October 2014 - The risk of hunger and malnutrition within Ebola-hit communities in West Africa is threatening to undermine the effectiveness of quarantine measures and, with it, the wider Ebola response, warns Christian Aid.

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Fair tax assurances by FTSE100 energy firm a welcome move – Christian Aid

20 October 2014 - Christian Aid today welcomed the award of the Fair Tax Mark to the energy company SSE - the first FTSE 100 business to be entitled to use the symbol.

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New Bible resource launched to help churches engage with economic injustice

17 October 2014 - A new publication from the Jubilee Debt Campaign, compiled with the assistance of Christian Aid and All We Can: Methodist Relief and Development, is helping churches relate real world economic problems to biblical teachings.

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Christian Aid praises move to end ‘Double Irish’ as land mark moment for tax justice

14 October 2014 - Christian Aid today praised the Irish government’s decision to phase out of the ‘Double Irish’ tax avoidance scheme as a landmark moment in the fight for tax justice. It warned, however, that plans by the government to introduce a ‘Knowledge Development Box’ tax allowance would be a retrograde step.

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Emergency relief efforts underway to help India cyclone victims

14 October 2014 - Christian Aid partners are involved in the relief effort now underway in the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha after Cyclone Hudhud forced 350,000 people to abandon their homes.

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Christian Aid welcomes Nobel Peace Prize for India’s Kailash Satyarthi

10 October 2014 - Christian Aid is delighted by the news that Kailash Satyarthi has jointly won the Nobel Peace Prize for his work against child labour and in support of children’s rights.

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Gaza needs more than money

10 October 2014 - Christian Aid urges governments pledging to fund the reconstruction of Gaza also engage politically to help break the existing cycle of blockade, conflict and destruction.

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Parents risk leaving children ‘homeless’ by not naming guardians in will

6 October 2014 - What is the first thing you think about when making a Will? Who to leave your money to? But, if you are a parent with a dependent child one very important question a Will should address is ‘who will look after your children should both parents pass away?’

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Mopani-Glencore claim to Zambia tax refund cannot be taken seriously

2 October 2014 - A mining company’s claim that it is owed a substantial VAT refund in Zambia is impossible to take seriously because of continuing secrecy around an investigation of allegations that the same company evaded a large amount of tax in the country, Christian Aid says today.

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Christian Aid hails new era of climate politics at UN summit

23 September 2014 - At Tuesday’s UN Climate Summit Christian Aid praised the new political atmosphere in which heads of state committed to specific actions to tackle climate change.

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World's biggest ever climate march sends urgent message to world leaders

21 September 2014 - Hundreds of thousands of people around the world have taken to the streets in the largest ever mass-mobilisation for the climate.

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G20 decision a positive move but poorer countries will see little benefit

21 September 2014 - Christian Aid’s principal advisor on economic justice Toby Quantrill said today: 'The G20 finance ministers agreement to automatically exchange tax information on a reciprocal basis by the end of 2018 is welcome, but given that 46 jurisdictions have already agreed to meet this standard earlier than 2018, there is little new in this announcement.'

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Economists make financial case for climate action – new report

16 September 2014 - Christian Aid has today welcomed the publication of a new report outlining in economic terms the global benefits of transitioning to a low carbon economy.

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Christian Aid praises MPs voting for aid budget bill

12 September 2014 - Christian Aid has today welcomed the news that a Commons bill to enshrine in law Britain’s aid spending target has progressed to the next stage of the law making process.

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Christian Aid launches appeal to help flood victims in South Asia

12 September 2014 - Christian Aid has launched an appeal to help victims of severe floods across four countries in South Asia - India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal – that have so far claimed an estimated 500 lives.

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Treasury urged to stop European Bank's 'extraordinary' slide towards secrecy

11 September 2014 - Campaigners are urging the UK Treasury and Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne to help halt a dangerous slide towards secrecy at a giant bank of which the UK is an owner.

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Christian Aid: urgent call to MPs to support new law on aid and save lives

10 September 2014 - Christian Aid is making an urgent call to MPs to act this Friday to help secure the UK’s proud record of support for people living in poverty around the world.

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Poverty cannot be tackled without fighting climate change: new report

10 September 2014 - As world leaders meet in New York later this month at a summit convened by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to discuss the global fight against climate change, a new report highlights the crucial role a new set of Sustainable Development Goals must play in meeting the challenge.

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Rowan Williams calls on David Cameron to provide prophetic leadership at UN Summit

10 September 2014 - Now that David Cameron has confirmed his attendance at the UN climate summit of world leaders in New York, Christian Aid’s Chair, Rowan Williams, has urged him to deliver on his promise to lead ‘The Greenest Government Ever’ and provide a prophetic vision to protect the planet.

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Christian Aid praises UK Government for leadership stance on climate

9 September 2014 - Christian Aid has today welcomed the announcement by the UK’s Energy and Climate Change Secretary, Ed Davey, ahead of the crucial climate talks in New York on September 23.

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Church leaders from four continents meet to learn about gender inequality

9 September 2014 - With the Church of England’s ‘facilitated discussions’ credited with creating the conditions for the acceptance of women bishops, Christian Aid has brought together emerging church leaders from four continents to highlight some of the challenges around gender inequality.

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Christian Aid calls for end to identity-based violence in Iraq and UK

3 September 2014 - The recent upsurge in violence in Iraq has led to a major new humanitarian crisis with more than 1.45 million people forced to flee their homes since the start of the year, many of them from persecuted religious minorities including Yazidis, Shabak and around 100,000 Christians.

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Christian Aid's Gaza Appeal tops £1 million

29 August 2014 - Christian Aid’s Gaza Crisis Appeal, launched just over five weeks ago to help those affected by the conflict, has topped £1 million.

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Gaza conflict costs agriculture and fisheries sectors more than $100 million

27 August 2014 - Christian Aid partner in Gaza, the Agricultural Development Association, estimates that the recent conflict has cost the agricultural and fisheries sectors more than US$100 million, resulting in more than 8,700 families losing their means of income.

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Vicar to run epic 630-mile coastal challenge for Christian Aid

13 August 2014 - Running 24 marathons in just over two weeks would not be most people’s choice of summer break, but a Somerset vicar will be attempting just that when he sets off on a 630-mile run along the South West Coastal Path from Minehead to Poole via Land’s End at 6am on Thursday 14 August.

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Helping churches respond to the crisis in Iraq and Gaza

11 August 2014 - To help churches engage with the terrible suffering happening in Gaza and Iraq, Christian Aid has produced some resources to help Christians reflect, pray and act

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End the horror in Iraq

8 August 2014 - Christian Aid is horrified by the terrifying situation in northern Iraq where hundreds of thousands of people have fled their homes in fear of their lives in the last few days due to the advance of IS (Islamic State) forces.

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DEC announces Gaza Crisis Appeal

7 August 2014 - The Disasters Emergency Committee has today [Thursday] announced that it will launch an appeal on Friday 8 August for people affected by the conflict in Gaza. Donations are already being accepted via the DEC website and 24 hour donations line.

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Christian Aid gives qualified welcome to MPs' new report on Gaza and the West Bank

5 August 2014 - 'The MPs' report is extremely welcome because it puts the Gaza conflict into its wider context – one which has been all too often neglected in recent weeks but which must be understood and dealt with, if the violence is ever to be permanently halted.'

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Gaza ceasefire: chance to reach out to a population at breaking point

5 August 2014 - Christian Aid’s partners in Gaza are using the 72-hour ceasefire to reach some of the hundreds of thousands of people affected by the conflict with life saving medicine, food and clean water.

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Christian Aid scales up emergency response to Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone

5 August 2014 - Christian Aid has scaled up its response to the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone to target 3.8 million people across the country with potentially life-saving advice on how to avoid contracting the deadly disease.

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Christian Aid urges George Osborne to intervene on secret bank tax report

5 August 2014 - Christian Aid is appealing to George Osborne to help secure the release of a report by the European Investment Bank (EIB) on whose Board of Governors he sits.

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EIB threatens to become one of the world's most secretive financial institutions

31 July 2014 - The European Union’s Bank is proposing changes to its rules on information disclosure which would make it one of the most secretive financial institutions in the world, campaigners are warning.

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Christian Aid statement on Gaza: Impunity must end

30 July 2014 - Christian Aid has been working with the poorest people in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory since the early 1950s, when we provided help to Palestinian refugees.

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Christian Aid publishes new paper examining the theology of gender

29 July 2014 - Being made male or female should be a gift of God, not a weapon of oppression says a new paper by Christian Aid, Of the Same Flesh: exploring a theology of gender.

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Christian Aid welcomes UK carbon budget pledge ahead of key climate summit

22 July 2014 - Christian Aid has today welcomed the UK government's decision to leave its fourth carbon budget unchanged and called for increased global leadership ahead of a crunch period for climate talks.

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Christian Aid launches Gaza appeal

22 July 2014 - Christian Aid has launched an emergency appeal to address the mounting humanitarian needs of thousands of innocent civilians caught in the violence in Gaza.

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Christian Aid welcomes government ambition to tackle FGM and child marriage

22 July 2014 - Long-term solutions to end female genital mutilation (FGM) and child marriage are essential to ensure progress towards ending harmful practices.

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OECD move against tax dodging will not benefit poor countries

21 July 2014 - The OECD, which is supposed to provide guidelines for good practice among its member states, has missed another opportunity to show they are committed to ensuring developing countries benefit from changes in international tax practices, says Christian Aid.

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Progress on global development goals but much work remains, says Christian Aid

21 July 2014 - Negotiators of the next global plan to reduce poverty and protect the environment made progress at the weekend and agreed proposals which include welcome new goals on climate change and on inequality, Christian Aid says today.

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This is your chance to crush criminals, campaigners tell MPs

15 July 2014 - Campaigners are urging MPs to seize their chance this week to design an effective new weapon against criminals including tax evaders, money launderers and those who steal public funds.

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Christian Aid calls for immediate Gaza ceasefire

11 July 2014 - Christian Aid is appalled at the spiralling levels of violence in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory and calls for an immediate ceasefire to protect innocent civilians from paying the ultimate price for political failure. Christian Aid urges the UK government to give its full support to ensure a ceasefire is brokered now.

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Tax justice has come a long way - but dramatic global reform still needed

10 July 2014 - Following widespread reporting of aggressive tax avoidance this week, Christian Aid is keen to highlight the wider picture: that while the world has changed for tax dodging companies and individuals, dramatic further reforms are needed.

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Fallen hero: Christian Aid 'disappointed' at pop star tax dodging

9 July 2014 - Christian Aid expresses disappointment that singer Katie Melua, who was nominated for their Tax Superhero Award four years ago after she publicly stated that she paid ‘nearly half of what comes to me in taxes’, had participated in an aggressive tax avoidance scheme.

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Christian Aid responds to Nigeria conflict that has displaced 50,000

07 July 2014 - Christian Aid partners are providing emergency support to some 50,000 people who have fled a conflict in the north central state of Benue in Nigeria.

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Christian Aid hails parties' race to the top on tax

30 June 2014 - The outbreak of competition between UK political parties about who is toughest on tax evasion and avoidance is extremely welcome, says Christian Aid.

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New report reveals finance and support gap for clean energy access enterprises

26 June 2014 - A new report published today reveals how donors, investors, technical experts and policy makers can improve support to enterprises providing access to clean energy in the developing world.

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Christian Aid calls on parties to make climate manifesto pledge

24 June - As parties begin to draw up their manifestos ahead of next year’s General Election campaign, Christian Aid, its supporters and faith groups across the UK are demanding that action to tackle climate change be at the heart of parties’ plans for government.

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G8 has yet to live up to its promises on tax and transparency

18 June - G8 countries have yet to live up to the important commitments they made on tax and transparency at their Northern Ireland summit a year ago. New analysis by Christian Aid, Action Aid, Global Witness and the Financial Transparency Coalition shows the UK government needs to build on its leadership if there is to be a strong and lasting legacy to the tax commitments made at Lough Erne.

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Christian Aid welcomes UK China climate pact

17 June 2014 - Christian Aid has today welcomed the joint statement by the UK and China on climate change but urged them to back up their positive words with significant and meaningful action.

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Christian Aid: Time for rich nations to get out their climate chequebooks

17 June 2014 - As negotiations at the Bonn climate talks reached their conclusion on Sunday, Christian Aid warns that leaders of rich countries need to show up to the September summit called by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon with their climate cheque books in hand.

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Christian Aid launches Iraq crisis appeal

16 June 2014 - Christian Aid has launched an appeal to enable its partner organisations in northern Iraq to step up relief operations to help the thousands who have fled in the face of an offensive by insurgents in recent days.

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Israel force feeding hunger striking prisoners a violation of human rights and medical ethics

12 June 2014 - Efforts to force feed more than 100 Palestinian detainees on hunger strike are a violation of human rights and should be condemned, says Christian Aid’s partner Physicians for Human Rights (PHR Israel)

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South Sudan crisis spilling over into regional emergency, warns Christian Aid

12 June 2014 - More than 350,000 refugees from the fighting in South Sudan are expected to flee across the border into Ethiopia in coming months, warns Christian Aid.

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Colombia: Peace talks must remain a priority

12 June 2014 - With the final round of the presidential elections due in Colombia, Christian Aid urges that peace talks between the government and Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebels remain a priority.

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Journalists and human rights defenders speak out at summit on sexual violence in conflict

05 June 2014 - Journalist Jineth Bedoya Lima, a survivor of sexual violence in Colombia’s conflict, is in the UK to attend the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict. There she will highlight the ongoing impunity for crimes of sexual violence in the country’s continuing internal armed conflict.

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Queen's Speech: Christian Aid welcome for new law to reveal who owns UK firms

4 June 2014 - Christian Aid today welcomes the inclusion in the Queen’s Speech of government plans for a new public register of who really owns millions of UK companies.

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Christian Aid calls for climate progress in Bonn following US and China announcements

4 June 2014 - Christian Aid has called on countries at the UN climate negotiations in Bonn to build on positive moves from the US and China to reduce carbon emissions.

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Christian Aid responds to Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone

02 June 2014 - Christian Aid is responding to an outbreak of deadly Ebola, that started in Guinea in March and has now crossed the border into Sierra Leone, resulting in five confirmed deaths and a further 31 suspected cases.

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Brazilians pay price of tax breaks for World Cup sponsors, warns campaigners

30 May 2014 - FIFA must end its ‘obscene’ insistence on World Cup host countries giving tax breaks worth hundreds of millions to the event’s corporate sponsors, a new campaign is urging

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Pope Francis visit to West Bank could inject hope into peace talks says Christian Aid

23 May 2014 - Christian Aid has welcomed the announcement that Pope Francis will visit the West Bank on Sunday 25 May and hopes that his presence will rejuvenate stalled peace talks between Israeli and Palestinian leaders.

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A step in the right direction for thousands of Dominicans of Haitian descent

23 May 2014 - Tens of thousands of Dominicans of Haitian descent have had the threat of statelessness lifted as a new law approved by the Dominican Senate puts an end to months of uncertainty.

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South Sudan: Fears that cholera outbreak will spread as rains begin

21 May 2014 - Fears are mounting that a cholera outbreak in and around Juba, which has already killed nine people and reportedly infected another 188, will spread among tens of thousands of people still living in over-crowded, unsanitary camps as the rainy season approaches.

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DRC: FDLR rebels greet latest disarmament plans with violence

20 May 2014 - Following the launch of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) £100m disarmament strategy, which aims to eradicate 54 militias over the next five years with UN support, the largest rebel group has significantly escalated violence against civilians living in the east of the vast central African state.

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Glencore must end secrecy around its finances, says Christian Aid

16 May 2014 - Commodities giant GlencoreXstrata must open up its finances to public scrutiny to help reassure investors, governments and citizens about its international tax affairs, Christian Aid urges today.

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New research reveals a black hole at the heart of London's FTSE100

FTSEcrecy report ETHMB

13 May 2014 - The secrecy surrounding thousands of subsidiaries created in tax havens by leading UK companies has created a black hole at the heart of the FTSE100, a new Christian Aid report warns today.

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Presidential award for Burundi Sunflower Scheme funded by Guernsey

12 May 2014 - A Burundi development agency jointly funded by the Guernsey Overseas Commission, Christian Aid and the Irish Quakers has received a prestigious award from the Burundi President, Pierre Nkurunziza, for its role in helping small-scale farmers producing sunflower oil.

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Ed Miliband: Christian Aid supporters are the social conscience of Britain

12 May 2014 - Labour leader Ed Miliband and Conservative International Development Secretary Justine Greening have united in praise of Christian Aid Week, the largest single act of Christian witness in the UK, which started on Sunday

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Rowan Williams: Redistributing power is crucial to tackle violence & poverty

Dr Rowan Williams

09 May 2014 - In an inaugural parliamentary lecture on Friday night to launch Christian Aid Week, Dr Rowan Williams, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, highlighted the role that inequality plays in provoking violence.

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Commitment to securing humanitarian access in South Sudan a step forward says ACT

08 May 2014- Renewed commitment by opposing parties in the South Sudan conflict to secure humanitarian access to provide aid for the hundreds of thousands of displaced people within the country is step forward toward active protection of civilians, ACT Alliance has said.

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Christian Aid Week helps people face a future without fear

07 May 2014 - This year’s Christian Aid Week (11-17 May 2014 www.caweek.org), Britain’s longest running door-to door fundraising week, is asking the British public to support communities in war-ravaged countries to rebuild their lives and live a life free from fear.

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Rowan Williams Lives Below the Line for Christian Aid

Live Below The Line

07 May 2014 - Christian Aid chair, Rowan Williams has Lived Below the Line for Christian Aid’s biggest fundraiser of the year, Christian Aid Week (11th to 17th May). He urges others to follow him by spending just £1 a day for five days on all food and drink. The money raised by sponsoring participants will help to eradicate extreme poverty globally.

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Archbishop Justin Welby backs Christian Aid Week to help people face a future without fear

Iraq, refugee

01 May 2014 - This year’s Christian Aid Week (11-17 May 2014 www.caweek.org), Britain’s longest running door-to door fundraising week, is asking the British public to support communities in war-ravaged countries to rebuild their lives and live a life free from fear.

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Christian Aid welcomes Prime Minister's call for greater transparency

25 April 2014 - David Cameron has today written to the UK’s tax havens about the importance of them knowing and revealing more about who really owns the hundreds of thousands of companies they host, in a move warmly welcomed by Christian Aid.

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Christian Aid welcomes latest move against phantom firms - and urges UK to go further

21 April 2014 - The latest Government plans for a public register of who owns millions of UK companies are welcomed by Christian Aid today as a significant step towards ending the menace of phantom firms used by criminals.

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Churches call for warring factions to resolve conflict as South Sudan stands on brink of a humanitarian disaster

17 April 2014 - Leading church leaders in South Sudan have called for greater urgency regarding delayed peace negotiations in Addis Ababa, as faith-based humanitarian agencies warn of an impending food crisis.

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Tax breaks for multinationals outstrip spending on schools and clinics in Sierra Leone

15 April 2014 - A new report highlights the huge amount of revenue that one of the poorest countries in Africa loses each year through tax breaks for multinationals.

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Christian Aid: Time to get serious about climate change

13 April 2014 - Christian Aid is urging the British government to heed the warnings of Sunday's report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and prove its credentials of being the ‘Greenest Government Ever’.

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DFID to announce support for Start Network in World Bank spring meetings

11 April 2014 - Today International Development Secretary Justine Greening will announce the UK Department for International Development (DFID) support for two key Start Network programmes: the Start Fund and Start Build.

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Christian Aid urges UN to step up protection of 980,000 civilians in Central African Republic

10 April 2014 - Following today’s United Nation’s Security Council resolution to send 11,800 blue helmet peacekeepers to the Central African Republic (CAR), Christian Aid stresses the urgent need to disarm warring factions and scale up protection for the 980,000 civilians displaced so far by violence.

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New Christian Aid report shows human cost of climate change

27 March 2014 - Christian Aid today publishes a new report showing the devastating effects of climate change, with communities worldwide, particularly in worst hit poorer countries, being forced to change their way of life.

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Christian Aid welcomes global commitment to address gender inequality

24 March 2014 - Christian Aid welcomes the UN Women's Commission on the Status of Women's (CSW) clear, unequivocal support for a standalone goal to address gender inequality within the post-2015 agenda.

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Cameron fails to put climate ambition on the EU agenda

21 March 2014 - David Cameron has failed to back up his words on climate change with actions after the EU opted to put off a decision on its 2030 greenhouse gas emissions targets until October.

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Speaking truth to power- Christian Aid launches 'Prophetic Church' resource

20 March 2014 - Christian Aid has published a new resource designed to empower and inspire Christian leaders and their churches to engage in campaigning for the global poor.

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DRC: Christian Aid responds to critical humanitarian situation in Katanga's 'triangle of death'

13 March 2014 - Christian Aid today warned the situation in the southern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) province of Katanga is on the verge of a humanitarian crisis as fighting between government troops and Mai Mai and Bakata Katanga rebels has displaced more than 400,000 people, according to UN officials.

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Christian Aid calls for global action against gender inequality

10 March 2014 - World leaders must take action against gender inequality if they are serious about eradicating global poverty, says Christian Aid.

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South Sudan at risk as famine as violence continues and rainy season approaches

7 March 2014 - An estimated seven million South Sudanese are at risk of severe food insecurity this year, with the UN Security Council now warning that the deteriorating humanitarian situation and continuing violence could result in famine at the beginning of 2015.

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Proposed EU law will not keep conflict resources out of Europe, campaigners warn

6 March 2014 - A law proposed by the European Commission on responsible sourcing of minerals is not strong enough to prevent European companies’ mineral purchases from financing conflict or human rights abuses, and falls far short of expectations, campaigners said today.

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In Kony's Shadow: new London exhibition explores LRA survivor stories

Former child soldier Norman Okello

04 March 2014 - A powerful new multimedia exhibition, In Kony’s Shadow, commissioned by Christian Aid, will open at gallery@oxo on London’s Southbank from 5-16 March 2014 featuring work by photographer Will Storr and filmmaker Tom Pietrasik.

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Growth in Africa fails to curb soaring inequality, says new report

24 February 2014 - Unprecedented economic growth in a number of African countries is going hand in hand with soaring inequality, which national tax systems are failing to address, according to a new report.

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Welcome for new EU move against tax evasion, money laundering & corruption

20 February 2014 - The UK Government should throw its full weight behind a major crime-fighting initiative which today won the backing of the European Parliament, says Christian Aid.

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UK in danger of breaking promise to help poor countries collect tax billions

13 February 2014 - The UK is in danger of breaking its promises to ensure that poor countries benefit from the international crackdown on tax evasion, Christian Aid warns today.

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Christian Aid welcomes Church of England's stance on climate change

12 February 2014 - With rain and floods besetting parts of the country Christian Aid has welcomed the decision taken by the Church of England's General Synod to strengthen further its position on climate change and create a Working Group on the Environment.

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Christian Aid responds to humanitarian crisis in Central African Republic

11 February 2014 - A surge in the number of civilians fleeing to emergency camps in the war-torn Central African Republic (CAR) has prompted Christian Aid to provide £50,000 for clean wells, sanitation facilities and tents, before the rainy season makes conditions deteriorate further.

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Christian Aid marks International Child Soldiers Day with new multimedia exhibition

10 February 2014 - To mark the International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers (12th Feb) Christian Aid has produced a powerful multimedia exhibition, In Kony’s Shadow, which uses film and photography to explore the stories of those who survived the terror of Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army in northern Uganda.

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Is UK Government lagging behind business leaders on transparency?

10 February 2014 - The UK government is lagging behind business leaders in its support for corporate transparency, a new survey suggests.

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Rowan Williams calls on government to heed warning over flawed Lobbying Bill

27 January 2014 - Christian Aid Chairman Dr Rowan Williams has called on the Government to heed the warnings of civil society groups from across the political spectrum and make changes to the Lobbying Bill which threatens to curtail the freedom of charities across the country.

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Christian Aid calls for end to secrecy over mining of Haiti's £12bn minerals

23 January 2014 - Concern is growing at the secrecy surrounding deals struck between Haitian government and US and Canadian mining companies over the country’s estimated £12bn gold, silver and copper deposits.

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New floods hinder recovery in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan

23 January 2014 - Massive flooding in the Philippines is hindering the efforts of of people to rebuild their lives in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, says Christian Aid.

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Christian Aid urges EC not to turn its back on climate victims

22 January 2014 - Christian Aid today urged the UK Government not to neglect the victims of climate change in the Philippines and elsewhere after the European Commission recommended weak emissions targets for 2030.

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Christian Aid calls for inclusive Syria peace talks

21 January 2014 - Christian Aid welcomes the international peace conference in Geneva while warning that only an inclusive political settlement will end the violence and enable the people of Syria to rebuild their lives.

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Sir Christopher Chataway – A refugee champion as well as a sporting hero

20 January 2014 - Christian Aid today paid tribute to Sir Christopher Chataway, who has died aged 82, as a ‘good friend’ who championed refugees, campaigning tirelessly for their rights.

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Lords vote on Lobbying Bill hugely important, says Christian Aid

15 January 2014 - Tonight's House of Lords vote to overturn one of the major remaining problems in the Lobbying Bill is hugely important but further improvements remain vital, according to Christian Aid.

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British agencies call on goverments around the world to scale up Syrian response at Kuwait conference

14 January 2014 - British aid agencies are warning that governments must urgently scale up their response to the humanitarian catastrophe in Syria, ahead of the second Kuwait Donor Conference on Wednesday.

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Lobbying Bill still needs important changes, says Christian Aid

9 January 2014 - Commenting on the Government’s latest proposed amendments to the Lobbying Bill, which were sent to members of the House of Lords last night ahead of their Report Stage debate on the Bill next week, Christian Aid’s Senior UK Political Adviser Barry Johnston said further changes were still needed.

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New Year’s Honours for two Christian Aid stalwarts

31 December 2013 - Christian Aid today welcomes New Year’s Honour awards for two people who have been closely involved in its activities.

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