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Thank you for your continued and generous support this year. Here are just a few of the things we have achieved together in 2009…
- Our HungerFREE campaign went global - 96,500 people took part in 337 events globally on World Food Day!
- Thanks to your incredible support this summer we helped to get a pledge of $20bn from G8 leaders to tackle hunger
- A record 186,000 people signed our joint online petition with Avaaz in the run up to the World Food Summit in Rome - in just five days. This kept up the pressure and forced our government to explain how they are going to meet their share of the G8’s commitment
- 3,200 of you Put your foot down to end violence against women, and we unveiled this work of shoe art in the foyer of DFID
- 6 major artists remixed the Chaka Khan classic ‘I’m Every Woman’ for our 6 Degrees campaign
- The Outlandish Revenue Service was launched, with over 3,300 supporters sending a final demand for the outlandish revenues pilfered from poor countries through tax dodging.
- In northern Nigeria, over 60,000 girls are being supported to go to school, stay in school and succeed in school
- In China, 6,000 rural women are improving their farming skills, which means they can start selling their produce to build a more stable future
- In DR Congo, 7,000 displaced families have been provided with equipment such as mattresses, blankets, jerry cans and cooking pots
- In Kenya, 5,000 HIV-positive women and 2,000 positive children can now access care services.
- 64 year-old John Ormond ran the London Marathon for the fifth time for ActionAid – he plans to make it his sixth in 2010!
- Long-term supporter Adam Chataway traveled 125 miles in a kayak from Devizes to Westminster, raising £3,380 for the Lera Town Fund
- Gavin Topley and Adam Dunn raised £1,347 by cycling from John O Groats to Lands End… in their pants
- 2,200 people took part in ActionAid’s first PoverTee Day
- ActionAid supporters provided first hand support in South Africa, Nepal and Delhi.
- ActionAid partner Maggy Barinkitse won the public vote for The Guardian’s inaugural award for Achievement in International Development
- 1,000 schools signed up to cut their carbon emissions by 10% in 2010 as part of the 10:10 campaign
- Call my wine bluff raised £160,000.
Thank you again for your support in 2009 and we look forward to creating more change together in 2010.
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