This month's news and media releases.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New research reveals a black hole at the heart of London's FTSE100
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.
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.
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
Rowan Williams: Redistributing power is crucial to tackle violence & poverty
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.
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.
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.
Rowan Williams Lives Below the Line for Christian Aid
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.
Archbishop Justin Welby backs Christian Aid Week to help people face a future without fear
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.