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


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


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



Syria Peace Talks: ActionAid available for interviews


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


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.