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Six months ago the Panama Papers broke open the secret world of tax havens. The leak of 11.5 million files from the law firm Mossack Fonseca gave the world a look into nearly fifty years of the relationship between tax, tax dodging and tropical tax havens. That scandal has been followed by controversy over Apple’s tiny tax bill and a leak of more than a million tax haven files from the Bahamas. UK Prime Minister Theresa May has rightly called for a crackdown on tax dodging. Ahead of the Conservative Party Conference we look at what she can do to deliver on that call. 

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Giles Paley-Phillips' big dreams for the future

Katie Cox – Community Fundraising Manager

Giles Paley-Phillips is the award-winning children's author of books including 'The Fearsome Beastie' and 'Little Bell And The Moon'. We're really excited that Giles is supporting Big Me, ActionAid's new fundraising day when children in schools all over the UK will dress up and change lives! Just like the children taking part in Big Me, Giles has some big dreams. We asked Giles about his hopes for himself and his two sons, and why he thinks it's important for children to have aspirations.

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Earlier this week we shared with you an inside look at life in refugee camps in Athens. Today, one of the women living in Schisto camp in the Greek capital tells us in her own words how she ended up there. Azita (real name and identity protected) travelled from Afghanistan with her two young sons and husband and arrived in Schisto in March. Azita’s words are her own, but her story has been translated into English. 

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In pictures: Life inside an Athens refugee camp

Cora Bauer – Senior Media Officer

Since the closure of Greece’s borders following the highly criticised EU-Turkey deal in March this year, around 48,000 refugees remain stranded on the mainland. In the capital of Athens, barbed wire, high fences and armed guards surround Skaramagas and Schisto camps. Inside, where conditions are poor and food is limited, thousands of people wait for their asylum claims to be processed. These pictures give a snapshot of what life is like inside an Athens refugee camp.

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On the surface Munni is just like 10-year-old girls the world over – wanting to learn, play with friends, make new friends, have a safe and secure home and have dreams for the future. But Munni is not treated the same as other girls because she belongs to the Dalit community - considered the lowest people in society according to the caste system in Bangladesh. Find out how she's transformed her life with the help of ActionAid child sponsors.

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Late last night news broke of another massive tax haven leak, this time from the Bahamas. Developing countries lose billions every year to corporate tax avoidance, money that could be spent on fighting poverty.