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.
Over 40 million people live with HIV and AIDS today, which is devastating some of the world's poorest countries. We cannot end global poverty without tackling the spread of AIDS.
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.
Emergencies can be created by natural disasters - drought, floods or earthquakes - or by violent conflict. They cause intense suffering, trauma and loss. ActionAid provides immediate relief in emergency situations - and sets 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 works for justice for women.
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