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ActionAid is an international charity working in over 45 countries. We work with the poorest women and girls in the world, changing their lives for good.

Our local staff provide immediate, hands-on support to women and children living on the margins of survival. Together we demand action at local, national and international level. We don’t walk away until we’ve achieved lasting change.

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For every £1 we spend:

72p is spent on programme activity, including humanitarian and development work

12p is spent on fundraising

9p is spent on support costs (running the organisation)

7p is spent on campaigning for change

Income 2017

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20-year-old Athar sitting on the sofa in her family's new home in Gaza
Athar's picture

Horrific memories of war, by a 20-year-old student from Gaza

Athar 11 Dec 2017

In her own words, 20-year-old Athar describes what happened to her family when their house was bombed in Gaza, and the determination needed to survive.

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Nine-year-old Suzjoud outside her home in the West Bank, part of the occupied Palestinian territory
Natalia Fricker's picture

“Fear everywhere”: girls caught in the crossfire of war

Natalia Fricker 04 Dec 2017

A glimpse of the ongoing violence and fear faced by children living in Gaza, though the eyes of a nine-year-old girl.

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