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Despite world leader’s commitments to halve hunger by 2015, there are more hungry people now than at any time in history. But the causes of hunger aren’t natural, they’re manmade, and the solutions are within our power.
Over one billion people, mostly women, lack a basic education. Illiteracy and poverty are closely linked; our work is driven by the belief that every child has the right to a free, quality education.
33.2 million people are living with HIV and AIDS today. We cannot end global poverty without tackling the spread of AIDS, which is devastating some of the poorest countries around the world.
Unfair trade rules, tax evasion and the power of big business all add up to a global economic system that tips the scales against the world's poorest people.
Whether created by a natural disaster- drought, floods, earthquake of famine- or by a violent conflict, an emergency causes intense suffering, trauma and loss. ActionAid works in emergency situations providing immediate relief and setting up long-term projects.
Wherever women and girls are disadvantaged, excluded, discriminated against and denied their rights, it keeps half the world's population poor. ActionAid is working to gain justice for women
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