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April

Barclays AGM - ActionAid Response

24/04/2014

ActionAid's statement following Barclays AGM in London

 

Barclays boss told “Don’t be a banker for tax-dodgers” as campaigners descend on contentious Annual General Meeting

24/04/2014

Barclays bosses plan to pay themselves millions in bonuses whilst helping businesses set up in tax havens, ActionAid claimed today.

 

March

Military police take control of one of Rio de Janeiro’s most dangerous slums, Complexo da Mare where ActionAid works

31/03/2014

Military police launch an armed operation to take control of the Complexo da Mare favela in Rio from local drug gangs.

 

Disasters Emergency Committee aid agencies help 300,000 people hit by Syrian war

14/03/2014

One year after its launch the DEC Syria Crisis Appeal has funded help to over 300,000 people. 

 

January

Syria Peace Talks: ActionAid available for interviews

22/01/2014

ActionAid is available for interviews from Jordan and London on the humanitarian impact of the Syria peace talks from Wednesday 22 January.

 

Cyclone Phailin aid consortium ensures long term support to 180,000 people on India’s eastern coastline

10/01/2014

A consortium of aid agencies has received a two million euro grant for Cyclone Phailin recovery projects from the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department, ECHO.