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Manisha, aged four, lives in a crumbling disused railway station in India.

When I think back about this past year, some of the most striking images that come to my mind are the faces of children, caught up in terrible events that they cannot understand, but that they must endure. The faces of children from Nepal, covered in dust and blood as they crawled from under the rubble that used to be their homes and schools. The faces of refugee children, traumatised by war, searching desperately for safety in a strange land. During the festive season, while we enjoy food and laughter with our loved ones, it's impossible to ignore the plight of millions of children who have nothing.

Get together with friends and family this Christmas time

Our top three Christmas feast recipes

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Who doesn’t love Christmas dinner? Well, this year we are offering you the chance to have not one but two, by holding a Christmas feast during December in support of ActionAid. Whether you host a 'Faux Christmas' with friends, make some winter warmers for your local community group, or hold a Christmas cake off at the office, the money you raise will help us keep homeless children safe this Christmas.

Penny goes shopping for a Christmas tree with her family

Award-winning parenting blogger and mother of two, Penny Alexander, supports ActionAid by championing our work. Here she shares her experience of sponsoring a child in Pakistan and describes why sponsorship matters to her whole family.

Muriel's sponsored child Sureshi, 7, from India

Today, the Black Friday discounts send consumers into a Christmas shopping frenzy. Meanwhile, ActionAid supporter and French Yummy Mummy blogger, Muriel Demarcus, tells us how reading her sponsored child's letter reminded her that Christmas is not all about what you want, but rather what you can give.