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Emilia listens to students reading at the Annaso school in Girar Jarso community, Ethiopia.

ActionAid ambassador, actress Emilia Fox travelled to Ethiopia, where over a quarter of the population live below the poverty line. Her diary highlights how helping women and children in extreme poverty helps to change their lives.

Watch James Purefoy's video message and donate to support ActionAid's Nepal Emergency Appeal

When ActionAid supporter and actor James Purefoy heard about the two devastating earthquakes that struck Nepal, he immediately donated to our Nepal Emergency Appeal, and then he took time out of his busy filming schedule to record this special video message.

Hugh Dennis cycling in Myanmar with the girl he sponsors through ActionAid

As a long-term supporter of ActionAid, British actor and comedian Hugh Dennis talks to us about his love of cycling and why you should get involved in the RideLondon-Surrey 100 cycling challenge this August. Because of the devastating earthquake that hit Nepal at the weekend, we need your support more than ever.

Mark plays the drums on a trip to see how our work is helping change lives in Senegal

Award-winning English comedian and ActionAid supporter, Mark Watson, shares his reflections on childhood, the best and worst things about Christmas, and how becoming a father spurred him to sponsor a child with ActionAid. 

Hugh Dennis visits Myanmar to meet the girl he sponsors

As a long-term supporter of ActionAid, British actor and comedian Hugh Dennis recently visited the five-year-old girl he sponsors in Myanmar. Having been ruled by a repressive military regime for over 50 years, Myanmar, also known as Burma, is one of the least developed countries in the world. Its people are extremely poor: one in four people live below the poverty line and only 50% of children finish primary school. But now that the country has opened its borders, there's hope. Since 2012 we've been one of the few charities helping children through sponsorship in Myanmar. Here, Hugh Dennis shares his experience of meeting the little girl he sponsors and witnessing how his money is helping transform the future of her entire community.

Jenny Collier as a child (with the fringe she regrets)

Originally from the Welsh mountains but based in the Big Smoke since 2010, up-and-coming stand-up comedian Jenny Collier fills us in on what she couldn't live without as a child and what she thought the future would look like.