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Thank you for your support in 2017

How your support has changed lives in 2017

Posted in Blog 2 years 4 weeks ago

I'm incredibly proud to share this short, heart-warming, video with you - featuring just some of the women and girls from around the world whose lives have been transformed thanks to your support in 2017.

Nine-year-old Dima is traumatised by the recent war in Gaza

Exposed to dead bodies, witness to acts of violence - or even attacked themselves - children living in conflict often develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). In the occupied Palestinian territory, ActionAid is providing psychosocial support to help children and their families recover from the damaging effects of trauma. 

Jodie Whittaker on why she sponsors a child in conflict

Actress and ActionAid UK Ambassador Jodie Whittaker has been sponsoring children in Afghanistan since 2013. Here she talks about what it means to her and why she is supporting our ‘No Girl Afraid’ appeal this Christmas.

Fourteen-year-old Asma'a is growing up in Gaza.

Three wars have been fought in Gaza since 2008, leaving thousands dead and many more battling with the emotional trauma of witnessing violence and destruction. Recently, I met fourteen-year-old Asma'a and her sister Assenat, who live in the Gaza strip. Along with their mother Rewa'a, and grandmother Sabah, they told me about life for girls growing up in conflict. 

With frequent power cuts, Amnah finds it difficult to study at night and is at risk of falling behind at school.

No girl afraid this Christmas

Posted in Blog 2 years 2 months ago

Growing up as a girl in Gaza is terrifying. Many are traumatised and missing out on education because of the ongoing conflict and a worsening electricity crisis. The dark streets are too dangerous to get to school in early mornings and there’s not enough light to do homework by in the evenings. As we launch our Christmas appeal to make sure no girl grows up afraid, read our interview with some brave girls in Gaza to see how you can bring hope for the future to girls at risk in the world's toughest places.

Watch Jodie Whittaker, Hugh Dennis, Steven Caulker, Eno Williams and  Kelly Convey share their school memories

As children in the UK settle back into the new school term, we've launched a film featuring actor Jodie Whittaker, comedian and actor Hugh Dennis, footballer Steven Caulker, singer Eno Williams of Ibibio Sound Machine and comedian Kelly Convey. Here they share their fondest school memories as part of our back to school appeal, calling on the public to give children living in some of the poorest countries the chance to go to school through child sponsorship.