As 11 Heads of States from Africa’s Great Lakes Region gather in Kampala to discuss the peace process for DRC, ActionAid today calls for humanitarian agencies to be given access to communities affected by the violence.
Years of campaigning by ActionAid and its supporters have finally come to fruition as the government has agreed on a Supermarket Watchdog
Government announces £25millon fund to tackle violence against women - ActionAid response
Prime Minister David Cameron said today he wanted next year’s G8 summit to focus on action against tax avoidance
The Supermarket Watchdog will be toothless unless it is given the power to levy fines on supermarkets that treat suppliers unfairly, warns ActionAid
ActionAid responds to the government's plans to tackle tax avoidance
ActionAid is providing food, water and temporary shelters to thousands of people affected by Hurricane Sandy in Haiti.
Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai is recovering from surgery in a UK hospital after being shot by the Taliban. She was targeted because she defended the rights of girls to go to school.
International agricultural ministers are meeting this week, giving the UK government a major opportunity to tackle the world’s food crisis.
Recent flooding has affected up to an estimated two million people with 231,000 in relief camps.
ActionAid has today responded to Business Secretary Vince Cable MP's pledge to crack down hard on tax dodging internationally.
ActionAid welcomes confirmation that the European Commissioners plan to limit the amount of food to fuel biofuels in the EU
New draft EU legislation inadequate: world hunger needs a ban - not a cap - on biofuels warns ActionAid13/09/2012
Without a total ban on food and land based fuels, millions will still go hungry, warns actionAid.
Top of her list should be ensuring that the Government delivers on its historic pledge to spend 0.7% GNI on aid
A new ActionAid report reveals the hundreds of women in Ghana condemned to a life of extreme violence, harassment and isolation.
ActionAid Haiti works in six areas across Haiti, including Jacmel and Thiotte in the southeast, where our local partner is in the process of responding to the needs of those affected.
ActionAid responds to 'Tax in Developing Countries: Increasing Resources for Development' - a new report from the International Development Committee.
Rou Reynolds, in the guise of solo project ROUT, is releasing an EP to raise funds for and awareness of ActionAid. The EP features samples of music taken from ActionAid’s project work in Ghana, and is available from 28 August.
A joint statement signed by ten leading NGOs, including ActionAid, urges the Prime Minister to take further steps on this issue over the coming year.
Today’s bad corn harvest forecast highlights the growing problem of corn being used for biofuel and pushing up food prices, hitting the world’s poorest the hardest.
The UK faces ever-increasing food prices as it follows the USA down the pro-biofuels route, warns ActionAid.
The results of yesterday's landmark family planning summit could help millions of women and girls in the world’s poorest countries
ActionAid India using boats to reach trapped people.
Government have pushed through the Finance Bill without an amendment that would mitigate the impact of a new tax loophole on developing countries.
Women’s rights in Afghanistan are hanging by a thread, says ActionAid in a new report published today.
Today protestors are asking the public: ‘Do you realise what your pension funds?’
Rio+20: An epic fail for most of the people living on this planet, says ActionAid. The world’s poorest people will be worse off because the Rio+20 agenda was hijacked by inertia, says anti-poverty charity ActionAid.
ActionAid launches new report - Sex, Choice and Control: the reality of family planning for women and girls today22/06/2012
Over 200 million women and girls in developing countries are still not able to get hold of or use effective methods of contraception, leading to over 75 million unintended pregnancies every year.
“A billion people will go hungry tonight as summit officials open the way for a massive boom in biofuels sneaked in under the veil of sustainable energy” – Clare Coffey, ActionAid UK
Europe’s demand for biofuels could drive up food crop prices by as much as 36% by 2020, helping to push millions more into hunger.
Former Liberian President Charles Taylor was jailed for 50 years today for helping Sierra Leonean rebels commit what a court in The Hague called some of the worst war crimes in history.
Today at Prime Minister’s Question Time, David Cameron made a long-awaited announcement that he would be holding an event to discuss global hunger when world leaders are visiting London for the Olympics.
2011 was the worst year for civilian deaths in the 10 years since international troops entered Afghanistan.
As the world’s biggest energy businesses prepare to discuss ‘clean’ energy with ministers from 23 countries, ActionAid's report warns Cameron’s government against attributing environmental or social benefits to biofuels.
On April 26th the verdict in the war crimes tribunal of former Liberian President Charles Taylor will be delivered. Here is ActionAid’s response to the verdict.
With ten thousand people affected by the worst flooding in Rwanda for thirty years, Actionaid is urgently assessing the immediate needs of the most vulnerable.
The people of Jersey are helping to provide vital relief to thousands of people facing drought and severe food shortages in The Gambia.
"Wise, witty, visionary and compassionate - no one deserves the support of the international community and her country people more than Aung Sun Suu Kyi."
ActionAid and Don’t Panic launch comedy video to highlight the absurdity of government policy on biofuels29/03/2012
Developed alongside comedy viral filmmakers Don’t Panic, ActionAid UK’s new video highlights the absolute lunacy of biofuels.
The festival brings to life human rights abuses through storytelling in a way that challenges each individual to empathize and demand justice for all people.
As the drought in West Africa’s Sahel region deepens, ActionAid has warned that The Gambia is also facing severe food shortages as rains have failed.
ActionAid has been chosen to be part of a new expert group that can be called on to mobilise instantly and help save lives when an international disaster strikes.
Ahead of the most important austerity budget in a generation, the government plans to open up a huge new tax loophole that will cost ordinary people around the world billions warns ActionAid in a new report ‘Collateral Damage’.
Are men and women equal? What does equality look like? This International Women's Day on March 8 we will be asking some tough questions about women's rights, and we want young people to join the debate and let us know whether they think sex discrimination is still a problem today.
The collapse of British company Sun Biofuels has left thousands of Tanzanians landless, jobless and in despair for the future. Villagers thought their dreams had come true as they were promised jobs, schools and more, but after the company went bust, they were left with nothing.
ActionAid is providing emergency relief to thousands of people affected by the recent heavy flooding in Mozambique and Malawi, where torrential rains have destroyed essential infrastructure and left thousands of people homeless.
Car drivers in the UK will pay up to £2 billion more on the forecourt in 2020 if the government decides to increase the proportion of biofuels in petrol, ActionAid UK and Friends of the Earth warn today.
ActionAid is disappointed that the government has decided to delay a law which would require the UK to spend at least 0.7% of Gross National Income (GNI) on development aid from 2013 onwards.
ActionAid is responding to fierce storms which have killed 25 people and left tens of thousands homeless.
The worst flooding for decades has affected up to seven million people in Thailand and Cambodia, and more than five months on, people are still relying on emergency relief from charities such as ActionAid.
Marking two years since Haiti’s devastating earthquake which killed around 220,000 and left 1.5 million people homeless, 7,500 people will next week march through the centre of Port au Prince to demand access to land and adequate housing.