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July

100 days since Nigerian schoolgirls abducted: government must keep schools open, ActionAid says

21/07/2014

100 days on from the abduction of the Nigerian schoolgirls ActionAid calls on the Nigerian government to do everything in its power to rescue the girls as well as end criticisism of the Bring Back Our Girls coalition.

 

Gaza crisis: ActionAid joins humanitarian agencies in calling for ceasefire and sustained solution towards peace

11/07/2014

Gaza crisis: ActionAid joins 33 other humanitarian agencies in calling for a ceasefire and sustained solution towards peace.
 

 

Don’t criminalise Ebola-affected people – help them, says ActionAid

02/07/2014

Ebola tightens its grip on West Africa and we call for more public education.

 

June

New IMF policy paper: 'spillovers' in international corporate taxation - ActionAid responds

25/06/2014

A new International Monetary Fund (IMF) paper explores the nature, significance and policy implications of 'spillovers' in international corporate taxation — the effects of one country’s tax rules and practices on others. And we offer analysis.

 

Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict: closing comment

13/06/2014

As the End Sexual Violence in Conflict summit draws to a close, governments must ensure that the difference is felt in real practical steps and actions.

 

Bring back Nigeria girls and keep their schools open too

12/06/2014

Politicans attending the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict discuss the plight of Nigeria's abducted schoolgirls.

 

World Cup protests and child sex trade concerns - interview opportunities

10/06/2014

We talk about the issues behind the World Cup 2014.

 

Interview Opportunity Notice - Global Summit to End Sexual Violence

06/06/2014

ActionAid global spokeswomen working with survivors of violence across Africa and in Afghanistan.

 

May

VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Jake Bugg visits Brazilian slums ahead of the summer World Cup

07/05/2014

Award winning singer-songwriter, Jake Bugg sees ActionAid's work with young Brazillians for himself.

 

Welfare of abducted schoolgirls, not election politics must be Nigerian government’s top priority

06/05/2014

The Nigerian government must do more to find missing school girls, says ActionAid Nigeria Director, Dr Hassaini Abdu

 

April

ActionAid condemns abduction of school girls in North-East Nigeria

30/04/2014

ActionAid condemns the abduction of more than 200 girls from a school in Nigeria.

 

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.