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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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