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ActionAid report shows that Barclays Offshore Corporate has increased the number of tax havens it is promoting, to include the key African tax haven of Mauritius.
Deloitte advised big business on how to avoid tax in some of the poorest countries in Africa, ActionAid report reveals
Mauritius is being promoted as a favoured tax haven for use by big businesses operating in Africa.
ActionAid calls for a fair deal for the Rana Plaza factory disaster survivors and families of the deceased.
ActionAid assessing impact of severe damage caused by Cyclone Phailin and bracing for possibility of floods
The cyclone has caused huge damage in the Indian states of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh.
Clamping down on tax avoidance will be fundamental to fighting world poverty in the 21st century, ActionAid tells the United Nations
UN commitment to reform the international tax system could lift millions of people out of poverty.
MEP vote for 6% cap on biofuels would allow enough food to be burnt in Europe’s cars to feed more than 200 million per year.
ActionAid calls on police and courts in India to take rape reports seriously - and outlines recommendations.
MEPs must leave a clear legacy of global social justice at Wednesday's crucial vote.
"Now more than ever warring parties need to negotiate a peaceful solution that will put an end to the human suffering."
Motorists to pay an extra £224m each year as proportion of biofuels in petrol increases.
Anyone who thinks that aid doesn’t save millions of lives is living in la la land, says ActionAid.
Around 25,000 people - mostly women and children - are in urgent need of food and supplies.
Hundreds of families made homeless in a fire in Brazil's largest city face no prospect of being resettled.
Displacement of people on such a massive scale increases their vulnerability to exploitation and abuse.
Rapid deforestation and aggressive construction work along river banks in Uttarakhand are largely responsible for the floods, says ActionAid.
Eight-year-olds tell us what the powerbrokers could do to help make their lives better.
The report shows how Europe’s biofuel targets are driving up food prices and increasing hunger among the world’s poorest people.
ActionAid's partners to move deeper into flood-hit region.
Nearly 5,000 people are still missing in Kedarnath - and houses have been washed away.
"There are wider issues and transport is just the tip of the iceberg." Campaigner and youth coordinator for ActionAid Brazil available for comment.
A summary look at the UK's G8 Presidency. What's been achieved and what's left to do
Today’s G8 tax deal is a step in the right direction, but it also leaves major unfinished business
G8 warned not to freeze out developing countries from any deal to clamp down on tax dodging
David Cameron has today cleared a big obstacle to a clampdown on tax dodging.
The Prime Minister has today put the scandal of under-nutrition firmly on the map
Danny Boyle and Bill Gates make impassioned plea for G8 leaders to end world hunger at Hyde Park rally
Today’s report includes a standalone goal on achieving gender equality and specific targets for ending violence against women and girls.
Bill Gates, Rowan Williams and celebrity supporters to make a stand against hunger at Big IF London (Hyde Park, 8 June).
The use of tax havens is depriving developing countries of billions of dollars of tax revenue.
ActionAid remains ready to respond to possible Cyclone Mahasen relief efforts.
One in ten British-registered FTSE 100 multinationals failed to disclose tax haven companies despite UK crackdown promise.
Shifting away from conventional biofuels: sustainable alternatives for the use of biomass in the UK transport sector
A UK advanced biofuel industry could create jobs, bring benefits to poor people and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the UK transport sector.
From 4 February to 3 May, every donation made by members of the UK public was doubled by the UK government as part of its Aid Match scheme.
FTSE100’s tax haven habit shows need to tackle a hidden obstacle in the fight against global poverty, says ActionAid
New ActionAid research shows that 98 of the 100 FTSE100 multinational groups have companies in tax havens
ActionAid says that a guaranteed aid budget is vital to provide effective international development.
The government must now force UK tax havens to take concrete steps that will benefit developing countries.
A detailed guide for investors and businesses seeking a more socially responsible approach to corporate tax has been published today by ActionAid.
Amount of food crops burnt by richest nations as biofuels could feed half the world’s hungriest people, ActionAid says
Public donations to the DEC Syria Crisis Appeal have now reached £7.4 million. The 14 leading UK charities that are the DEC’s members will use the funds in Syria and to help refugees in the neighbouring countries.
Public donations to the DEC Syria Crisis Appeal have now reached £5 million. The 14 leading UK charities that are the DEC’s members will use the funds in Syria and the neighbouring countries, to which over one million refugees have fled.
Taxation must be central to discussions on how to finance any new development goals, ActionAid said today ahead of a meeting of the high-level panel on the post-2015 development agenda next week in Bali.
The Disasters Emergency Committee has today [Weds 20 March] announced that it will launch an appeal tomorrow [Thursday 21 March] for people affected by the conflict in Syria.
The Vatican is leading attempts to roll-back agreement on women’s rights at the most significant UN Summit on eliminating violence against women and girls in a decade, ActionAid said today.
As the security situation in Syria continues to deteriorate, the number of refugees pouring across its borders into neighbouring countries is increasing.
New research from ActionAid reveals that poor quality public services are leaving women and girls vulnerable to violence and harassment in public spaces.
At the G20 Finance Ministers meeting in Moscow Chancellor George Osborne called for reform of global tax rules including international action to tackle "profit shifting" by multinational companies to avoid tax.
A new investigation released today by ActionAid has revealed that the Associated British Foods group, owner of Silver Spoon sugar, is dodging its tax bill in Zambia, one of the world’s poorest countries.
Five questions for Associated British Foods to answer in relation to ActionAid's Sweet Nothings report
ActionAid is pleased that our Sweet Nothings report on tax avoidance and tax breaks in Zambia has generated coverage and debate in Europe and in Africa. It’s through detailed debate of this kind that we hope a fairer tax deal for countries like Zambia and for multinational investors will ultimately be reached.
The Ready for Anything campaign will help the world’s poorest people everywhere from prepare for the next big disaster.
ActionAid responds to the International Development Committe statement that the government should be prepared to miss aid targets
The House of Commons International Development Committee has said that the Department for International Development (DFID) should be prepared to miss aid targets.
‘Enough Food for Everyone IF’ is the largest coalition of its kind in the UK since Make Poverty History in 2005.
Three years on from the devastating 2010 earthquake, Haiti is facing another crisis – catastrophic food shortages caused by the destruction of Hurricane Sandy.