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Press releases

This month's news and media releases. 

Gaza conflict costs agriculture and fisheries sectors more than $100 million

27 August 2014 - Christian Aid partner in Gaza, the Agricultural Development Association, estimates that the recent conflict has cost the agricultural and fisheries sectors more than US$100 million, resulting in more than 8,700 families losing their means of income.

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Vicar to run epic 630-mile coastal challenge for Christian Aid

13 August 2014 - Running 24 marathons in just over two weeks would not be most people’s choice of summer break, but a Somerset vicar will be attempting just that when he sets off on a 630-mile run along the South West Coastal Path from Minehead to Poole via Land’s End at 6am on Thursday 14 August.

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Helping churches respond to the crisis in Iraq and Gaza

11 August 2014 - To help churches engage with the terrible suffering happening in Gaza and Iraq, Christian Aid has produced some resources to help Christians reflect, pray and act

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End the horror in Iraq

8 August 2014 - Christian Aid is horrified by the terrifying situation in northern Iraq where hundreds of thousands of people have fled their homes in fear of their lives in the last few days due to the advance of IS (Islamic State) forces.

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DEC announces Gaza Crisis Appeal

7 August 2014 - The Disasters Emergency Committee has today [Thursday] announced that it will launch an appeal on Friday 8 August for people affected by the conflict in Gaza. Donations are already being accepted via the DEC website and 24 hour donations line.

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Christian Aid gives qualified welcome to MPs' new report on Gaza and the West Bank

5 August 2014 - 'The MPs' report is extremely welcome because it puts the Gaza conflict into its wider context – one which has been all too often neglected in recent weeks but which must be understood and dealt with, if the violence is ever to be permanently halted.'

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Gaza ceasefire: chance to reach out to a population at breaking point

5 August 2014 - Christian Aid’s partners in Gaza are using the 72-hour ceasefire to reach some of the hundreds of thousands of people affected by the conflict with life saving medicine, food and clean water.

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Christian Aid scales up emergency response to Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone

5 August 2014 - Christian Aid has scaled up its response to the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone to target 3.8 million people across the country with potentially life-saving advice on how to avoid contracting the deadly disease.

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Christian Aid urges George Osborne to intervene on secret bank tax report

5 August 2014 - Christian Aid is appealing to George Osborne to help secure the release of a report by the European Investment Bank (EIB) on whose Board of Governors he sits.

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