News releases from 2014 | ActionAid UK

Asha Saleem holds her youngest child, Hasani, in Makuyuni, Tanzania. Asha never went to school, but she hopes that her daughters will get an education so that they can get good jobs when they grow up.

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ActionAid condemns attack on children in Pakistan

126 people have been killed in a Taliban assault on a school in Peshawar, Pakistan.

Typhoon Hagupit sweeps across Philippines

Typhoon Hagupit is currently sweeping across the Philippines. Nearly 19 million people are expected to be affected, their homes and crops damaged.

Celebrities seasonal secrets to support world's poorest

Celebrities show their support for campaign to give a future to children living in poverty.

Typhoon Ruby expected to hit the Philippines

ActionAid is preparing communities in the Philippines to evacuate for Typhoon Ruby. Our aid workers are available for media interviews on their concerns and what is happening on the ground.


85% of Brits say company tax avoidance is morally wrong

Survey says the majority of British adults say even legal tax avoidance is morally wrong.

Give world's poorest children a future on Giving Tuesday

We join #GivingTuesday the initiative that was started in the US in 2012 and has become a global phenomenon

Afghan women have no trust in police, new poll shows

New poll data shows how little confidence women in Afghanistan have in the judicial system and police.

DEC to launch unprecedented Ebola Crisis Appeal

The Disasters Emergency Committee announces an Ebola Crisis Appeal.

Emma Thompson “heartbroken” over Liberia's Ebola crisis

Actress and ActionAid ambassador Emma Thompson is “heartbroken” over the Ebola crisis in Liberia.

ActionAid sends Ebola mythbusting packs to UK teachers

We respond to demands for information about Ebola from UK school teachers with our latest teaching resource.

Nigeria is declared free of the Ebola virus - our response

Good news as Nigeria is declared Ebola-free. 

Global response too slow as risk of Ebola deaths rises

Global response too slow as risk of Ebola deaths rises

ActionAid warns of food crisis on top of Ebola crisis

ActionAid warns people are going hungry because of an Ebola-created economic crisis in West Africa.

The UK must not abandon the women of Afghanistan as troops withdraw

As David Cameron visits Afghanistan, ActionAid urges the government to stand shoulder to shoulder with Afghan women.

Climate Summit offers David Cameron a chance to renew his green credentials

We comment on David Cameron’s Speech at the New York climate summit — those who marched in the climate demonstrations will expect a binding global agreement.

OECD’s tax avoidance tackling proposals are inadequate

OECD’s proposals for tackling tax avoidance fail to deliver for developing countries, ActionAid’s new report says.

Campaign to get 0.7 per cent aid commitment enshrined by law clears major hurdle

MPs vote to make 0.7 per cent aid target legally binding on future governments.

Syria refugee numbers reach three million

Jordan and Lebanon at risk, warn ActionAid personnel in the Middle East.

Welcome for Labour's minister to tackle violence against women

Labour appoints first shadow minister to tackle violence against women and girls.

UK aid agencies help hundreds of thousands in Gaza

Latest update from the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) on the humanitarian relief effort in Gaza.

DEC announces Gaza Crisis Appeal

The Disasters Emergency Committee will launch an appeal on Friday 8 August for people affected by the conflict in Gaza.

Tackle Ebola at source to contain it, says ActionAid

We must tackle the fear at the heart of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa

100 days: Nigerian government must keep schools open

100 days on from the abduction of the Nigerian schoolgirls, ActionAid calls on the Nigerian government to do everything in its power to rescue the girls as well as end criticisism of the Bring Back Our Girls coalition.

Gaza crisis: humanitarian agencies call for ceasefire

Gaza crisis: ActionAid joins 33 other humanitarian agencies in calling for a ceasefire and sustained solution towards peace.

Don’t criminalise Ebola-affected people – help them, says ActionAid

Ebola tightens its grip on West Africa and we call for more public education.

IMF policy 'spillovers' in international corporate tax

A new International Monetary Fund (IMF) paper explores the nature, significance and policy implications of ‘spillovers’ in international corporate taxation — the effects of one country’s tax rules and practices on others. And we offer analysis.

Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict: closing comment

As the End Sexual Violence in Conflict summit draws to a close, governments must ensure that the difference is felt in real practical steps and actions.

Bring back Nigeria girls and keep their schools open too

Politicans attending the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict discuss the plight of Nigeria's abducted schoolgirls.

World Cup protests and child sex trade: interviews

We talk about the issues behind the World Cup 2014.

Interview Opportunity Notice - Global Summit to End Sexual Violence

ActionAid global spokeswomen working with survivors of violence across Africa and in Afghanistan.

VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Jake Bugg visits Brazilian slums ahead of the summer World Cup

Award winning singer-songwriter, Jake Bugg sees ActionAid’s work with young Brazillians for himself.

Nigeria government must prioritise abducted schoolgirls

The Nigerian government must do more to find missing school girls, says ActionAid Nigeria Director, Dr Hassaini Abdu.

ActionAid condemns abduction of Nigerian school girls

ActionAid condemns the abduction of more than 200 girls from their school in Chibok, north-east Nigeria.

Barclays AGM - ActionAid response

ActionAid’s statement following Barclays AGM in London.

Barclays boss told “Don’t be a banker for tax-dodgers” as campaigners descend on contentious Annual General Meeting

Barclays bosses plan to pay themselves millions in bonuses whilst helping businesses set up in tax havens, ActionAid claimed today.

Military police take control of Rio de Janeiro slum

Military police launch an armed operation to take control of the Complexo da Mare favela in Rio from local drug gangs.

Disasters Emergency Committee aid agencies help 300,000 people hit by Syrian war

One year after its launch the DEC Syria Crisis Appeal has funded help to over 300,000 people. 

Syria Peace Talks: ActionAid available for interviews

ActionAid is available for interviews from Jordan and London on the humanitarian impact of the Syria peace talks from Wednesday 22 January.

Cyclone Phailin aid group ensures support to 180,000

A consortium of aid agencies has received a two million euro grant for Cyclone Phailin recovery projects from the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department, ECHO.