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There's something for everyone in our Gifts in Action collection - especially that tricky person who 'has it all'

Finding it hard to choose a Christmas gift for someone you love this year? Browse our collection of top gifts for that tricky person who seems to have everything they need!

Get in the festive spirit with our best charity Christmas cards of 2019

Our 5 favourite Christmas cards for 2019

Posted in Blogs 1 month 3 days ago

Explore the new additions to our charity Christmas card collection for 2019 - from brussels sprouts, to donkeys, to angels.

20-year-old Athar sitting on the sofa in her family's new home in Gaza

Athar, 20, lives in Gaza and is now studying at university, but in 2014 her life changed dramatically as a result of the war. Here she shares her personal account of what happened to her, and explains the strength it takes to survive in Gaza. ActionAid UK's #NoGirlAfraid Christmas appeal is supporting girls at risk in the world’s toughest places, because a life free from fear is every girl's right. Athar is happy to tell her story and says that this is the first time she has shared this with others.

The Story of Hope, written by Giles Paley-Phillips and illustrated by Hannah Asen.

Watch 'The Story of Hope' this Christmas

Posted in Blogs 1 year 10 months ago

It's only three weeks until Christmas. For many of us, our thoughts are turning towards spending time with family and friends at home. But worldwide, 14 million girls - equivalent to the population of greater London - could face a new year without the comforts of home, after being displaced by humanitarian disasters.Children’s author Giles Paley-Phillips has written a fictional children’s story, based on the experiences of girls who ActionAid works with, to show how child sponsorship can make a difference to girls in countries affected by conflict. Watch 'The Story of Hope', narrated by BAFTA award winning actor Anna Maxwell-Martin, and illustrated by Hannah Asen.

Nine-year-old Suzjoud outside her home in Gaza, part of the occupied Palestinian territory

Although Gaza's last war ended in 2014, millions of people are living under a blockade and tensions between communities in the occupied Palestinian territory still run high. Young children are especially at risk - living in fear, in the shadow of ever-present violence. Here nine-year-old Suzjoud describes being attacked on her way to collect water near her home, and how ActionAid's first aid training became a lifeline for her family.

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.