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ACT-Caritas guard killed in Darfur camp

As the security situation in Darfur continues to deteriorate, an ACT-Caritas employee has been killed in western Darfur. /19.06.07

Guard shot three times

Christian Aid issues ministerial survival kits

05/07/07: International development agency Christian Aid has issued ‘Ministerial Survival Kits’ to Gordon Brown and five of his newly appointed Secretaries of State in a bid to ensure tackling world poverty is at the top of their agenda.

How to...Tackle world poverty

Christian Aid says Arusha peace talks on Darfur must not repeat past mistakes

On Friday 3 August 2007 a joint African Union/United Nations meeting in Arusha, Tanzania will try to establish a framework for peace talks between the Darfur rebel groups and the government of Sudan.

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One of Britain's largest carbon polluters to meet Christian Aid marchers

Climate change campaigners will meet one of the UK’s biggest greenhouse polluters on Friday 24 August to urge the company to curb its emissions.

Meeting a polluter

Relief effort underway in Jamaica and Haiti After Hurricane Dean batters the Caribbean

Christian Aid staff and partner organisations are stepping up relief efforts, including clearing trees and other debris blocking roads in Jamaica and will also be providing relief to people in Haiti whose crops have been destroyed.

Partners respond

Christian Aid gives cautious welcome to Arusha talks outcome

Christian Aid welcomes the conclusion of the Arusha talks as a step towards greater cooperation between rebels which will pave the way for serious negotiations.

Arusha outcome

Christian Aid calls for an end to the harrasment of human rights defenders

Angolan government officials have recently accused seven human rights organisations of illegal activities. Two Christian Aid partners, SOS Habitat and the Association for Justice, Peace and Democracy (AJPD), are among those publicly named as lawbreakers.

Human rights defenders

Christian Aid launches Asia flood appeal

Christian Aid is today launching an appeal to help more than 20 million people in India and Bangladesh who have been affected by the worst flooding there in living memory.

Asia flood appeal

Christian Aid welcomes Gordon Brown's focus on global poverty

Christian Aid welcomes the Prime Minister’s public commitment to combat what he calls the ‘emergency’ of global poverty.

Brown's focus on poverty

Christian Aid holds workshop at Heathrow climate camp

Christian Aid along with Greenpeace, People & Planet, Friends of the Earth and the World Development Movement, was invited to conduct a workshop at the climate camp near Heathrow airport.

The planet is asking for help

Climate SOS exhibition makes an emergency call to Greenbelt festival

Visitors to the Greenbelt festival will have a chance to take an unusual round-the-world tour as Christian Aid’s Climate SOS exhibition goes on show this weekend. The exhibition features villages from Africa, Asia, Latin America and the UK. It shows how climate change is affecting the world’s poorest people and how Christian Aid is creating hope and a future for those on the front line.

Climate SOS

DiCaprio backs march

Actor and environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio pledges support for Christian Aid’s Cut the Carbon march.

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Egyptian partner CTUWS refused registration

A Christian Aid partner in Egypt has been refused permission to officially register its organisation. This is the latest blow to its ability to carry out crucial work in defending workers’ rights in the country.

A blow to workers' rights

Floods hit South Asia

Christian Aid emergency staff in South Asia are working with local partner organisations to co-ordinate its response, after the worst floods in years hit a large swathe of northern India, Bangladesh and Nepal

Floods hit South Asia

Freedom! sculpture finds permanent home in new slavery museum

The Haitian Freedom! sculpture, commissioned by Christian Aid and National Museums Liverpool, becomes a key exhibit in the new International Slavery Museum.

Haitian Freedom! sculpture

Hurricane season begins: Christian Aid Caribbean partners ready to respond

Christian Aid staff and partners in the Caribbean are standing by to help the people affected by this weekend’s powerful hurricane.

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Iraq suicide attacks

Four bomb attacks in northern Iraq on 14 August have devastated two villages near the city of Mosul, leaving at least 250 dead and over 350 injured.

Two villages devasted

Islamic groups join with Christian Aid for climate change rally in Birmingham

Islamic Relief and the Islamic Foundation for Ecology and Environmental Sciences are joining with SHAAM, one of the UK’s leading Islamic nasheed groups (Islamic music) to support Christian Aid’s Cut the Carbon Rally in Birmingham on Monday 27 August 2007.

United against climate change

Peru earthquake update

Early in the evening on Wednesday 15 august, Peru was hit by an earthquake which lasted two minutes. It registered 8.0 on the Richter scale and is the worst the region has experienced in more than 30 years.

Our partners respond

Christian Aid says elections are crucial test for Sierra Leone

Christian Aid says the presidential and legislative elections which will be held on 11 August 2007 are a crucial test of whether Sierra Leone has truly turned away from conflict. The country is still struggling to recover from a devastating 11-year civil war.

Crucial elections

Severe floods hit Africa

Torrential rains have caused flooding across large swathes of Africa, affecting hundreds of thousands of people.

Latest update

Unprecedented rains sound climate warning

Christian Aid partner organisations across Africa say the extreme rainfall experienced by the continent this summer is the worst in decades and is having a devastating impact on the food supply.

Flooding in Africa sounds climate warning

Threat to cut Gaza’s fuel could lead to water shortages and flooding

An Israeli government plan to suspend electricity and fuel to Gaza’s civilian population will severely impact people’s health and wellbeing, Christian Aid partners say.

Severe impact

Hurricane Felix hits Central America

Evacuations from coastal areas began in earnest yesterday, as a ‘potentially catastrophic’ hurricane threatened Central America. Christian Aid staff and partners have been working with local emergency committees to help communities identify emergency shelters.

Serious damage anticipated

Situation in South Sudan crucial to Darfur talks

The high-level consultation on Darfur which will be held in New York on Friday 21 September must discuss the growing risk of war in south Sudan, says Christian Aid.

Urgent talks needed

Christian Aid condemns latest Burmese violence

An Israeli government plan to suspend electricity and fuel to Gaza’s civilian population will severely impact people’s health and wellbeing, Christian Aid partners say.

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Tougher carbon emission targets needed

Christian Aid welcomes the government’s Climate Change Bill but fears that a vital opportunity has been missed.

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Hurricane Dean hits Caribbean

Christian Aid staff and partner organisations are stepping up relief efforts, including clearing trees and other debris blocking roads in Jamaica and will also be providing relief to people in Haiti whose crops have been destroyed.

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India tarnished: 25,000 march for justice

Janadesh 2007 is one of the biggest protests in India since indpendence sixty years ago. Tens of thousands are demanding justice for millions of rural poor forgotten in the country's rapid growth.

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Ken Livingstone joins the marchers

The mayor of London Ken Livingstone and deputy mayor, Nicky Gavron, joined the Christian Aid Cut the Carbon march on Monday (October 1) and walked with the team of climate change activists along the More London Plaza, on the penultimate day of their 1,000 mile march.

Mayor welcomes the marchers to London

Afghanistan: peace talks needed

The UK government should encourage peace talks between the Afghan government and insurgency groups such as the Taliban to find a way out of the current stalemate, according to Christian Aid.

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Power and failure: How the World Bank is denying energy to the poorest

As world financial leaders gather in Washington for the annual joint strategy meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund, Christian Aid is calling for an urgent rethink of the World Bank’s energy strategy.

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Second anniversary of the south Asia earthquake

On the second anniversary of the south Asia earthquake, Christian Aid continues to help those in need, so far allocating £5 million towards rebuilding and rehabilitation with most of the money going to the hardest hit areas of Pakistan and Indian-administered Kashmir.

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UK companies 'undermining' development in Zambia

A Vedanta Resources-owned copper mining company is selling Zambia short whilst generating huge profits from the country’s finite natural resource, according to evidence in a report published today. It calls on Vedanta and its major UK investors to rectify the situation before current contract renegotiations with Zambia are concluded.

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DEC Bangladesh appeal

Bangladesh family

The DEC has launched an appeal to help hundreds of thousands of people who urgently need food, shelter, clothing and medical help following the cyclone in Bangladesh.

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Climate bill welcome but flawed

Factory and truck

The UK Climate Change Bill, the world's first, still contains inadequate targets.

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Fashion designer inspired by children of Angola

Nicole Farhi teams up with war artist John Keane and Christian Aid for limited edition clothing line.

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Christian Aid partner wins human rights award

A Christian Aid partner organisation in Mali wins human rights award for its work with people with HIV.

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Mideast conference will fail if Gaza ignored

Christian Aid and more than 40 other development and human rights organisations are warning world leaders attending the Middle East conference in Annapolis of the dangers of ignoring the humanitarian and political crisis in Gaza.

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Partner killed in Brazil

Valdir Gomes de Amorim and his brothers Ivo and Sadi

A member of a Christian Aid partner organisation in Brazil was shot dead at point-blank range as fighting broke out with armed men during an occupation of a genetically modified crops testing site.

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Rich countries' carbon debt

Industrialised nations must pay billions of pounds to help poorer countries tackle global warming.

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The art of reconciliation

On 28 October 2007 Christian Aid partner the Episcopal Church of Sudan will open a landmark art exhibition in the Malakal region of southern Sudan aimed at promoting peace and reconciliation in an area devastated by 21 years of civil war.

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Tropical cyclone Sidr

A category four cyclone with speeds of around 150 mph threatens to hit Bangladesh and north-east India.

Christian Aid responds

Climate change: the human face

Rich countries have utterly reneged on their promise to pay £200 million (US$410m) a year to help poor countries cope with climate change, Christian Aid can reveal. The betrayal of the poor is highlighted in a new report The Human Face of Climate Change.

Read our latest report

Six new board members appointed

International development agency Christian Aid has appointed six new trustees to join the 14 current members. The new board members were selected by Christian Aid’s 41 sponsoring churches in Britain and Ireland at its annual general meeting (AGM) on 27 November 2007.

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Global accountability report

Christian Aid earns top marks for accountabililty in new survey - but big corporations are failing.

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Independent evaluation praises Christian Aid's Tsunami work

An independent evaluation of Christian Aid’s tsunami programme, which is published today, praises its strong and committed response especially in building new homes.

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Kenyan unrest - restraint urged

Christian Aid calls for restraint after Mwai Kibaki's disputed election victory - but voices disappointment in country's electoral commission.

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New Israeli settlement houses threaten peace process

Israel is jeopardising chances of peace in the Middle East by announcing plans to build more than 300 new houses in east Jerusalem, Christian Aid said today.

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Mugabe's Lisbon invite condemned

The EU Africa summit this weekend risks being hijacked by the presence of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, says Christian Aid. The development agency says the European Union should not have lifted – however temporarily – the travel ban on President Mugabe.

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Nicole Farhi inspired by children of Angola

Fashion designer Nicole Farhi has teamed up with artist John Keane and international development charity Christian Aid to launch a range of limited edition clothing which will help highlight the plight of millions of children in war torn Angola.

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Time to name and shame America

The time is fast approaching for the UK and its European partners to name and shame the United States for its blatant attempts to derail any meaningful international agreement on climate change, says Christian Aid.

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Young people in South Asia demand better protection from trafficking and sexual exploitation

Young people, including survivors of trafficking, from Nepal, Bangladesh and India gathered today in Kathmandu to call on their governments to better protect children from commercial sexual exploitation [CSE] and trafficking.

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