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UK must get its own house in order, says Christian Aid, as MPs debate corruption

25 October 2016 - The Government has taken some welcome small steps against corruption but it has much more to do to get the UK’s own house in order, Christian Aid says today as MPs debate the Criminal Finances Bill for the first time.

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Tax Havens' New Moves Are Welcome But Much More Is Needed, Says Christian Aid

Thursday 27 October 2016 The British Virgin Islands and Turks & Caicos Islands have agreed to create central but still secret registers of who owns the myriad companies they host. Christian Aid says the moves are welcome but only a start in fighting global corruption and tax evasion.

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MPs: UK tax haven secrecy remains a global menace

19 October 2016 - MPs today paint a damning picture of how British companies and tax havens are helping the corrupt to steal vast sums from poor countries and so undermining UK aid, in a new report welcomed by Christian Aid.

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Mosul: Christian Aid prepares to respond to humanitarian disaster

18 October 2016 - As the military operation to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul from ISIL begins, Christian Aid and other aid agencies are preparing for a humanitarian disaster that could push tens of thousands of people from their homes.

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Montreal Protocol: deal of HFCs shows global momentum to tackle climate change

14 October 2016 - Christian Aid has today hailed the amendment of the Montreal Protocol to phasedown HFCs as a sign that the world remains committed to tackling climate change following last year’s historic Paris Agreement.

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Criminal Finances Bill: a step towards transparency, but much more is needed

14 October 2016 - The Government’s Criminal Finances Bill will play a useful role in the fight against corruption, but its potential has been overshadowed by the failure to take decisive action on secrecy in UK-owned jurisdictions, says Christian Aid.

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Montreal Protocol: Christian Aid welcomes Kerry Intervention

14 October 2016 - Christian Aid has welcomed the words of US Secretary of State John Kerry at the meeting of the Montreal Protocol in Kigali, Rwanda.

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Kigali HFC summit: ministers need to step on the gas to ensure global climate promises are kept

12 October 2016 - As ministers begin to arrive in Kigali, Rwanda, for talks to amend the Montreal Protocol and agree to tackle the use of climate warming hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), Christian Aid urged them to accelerate negotiations towards an early phase down date.

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Christian Aid launches business network, bringing leaders together to tackle poverty

12 October 2016 - Christian Aid has launched a national network for business leaders who are committed to improving their company practices in a sustainable way, both locally and on a global scale.

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Urgent action needed to prevent cholera becoming 'the real disaster' in Haiti

10 October 2016 - Cholera could kill more people in Haiti than Hurricane Matthew, without urgent action to control the disease and ensure families have safe drinking water, Christian Aid warned today.

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Christian Aid: global HFC phasedown must be agreed this week to avert dangerous climate change

10 October 2016 - As countries meet in the Rwandan capital of Kigali this week, Christian Aid has warned that if they don’t agree on an ambitious date for ending the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), their climate pledges contained in the Paris Agreement will be broken.

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Christian Aid launches Hurricane Matthew appeal to rebuild homes and lives in Haiti

5 October 2016 - Christian Aid has launched an appeal to help people in Haiti recover from Hurricane Matthew.

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Christian Aid welcomes Paris Agreement coming into force

6 October 2016 - Christian Aid has welcomed today’s formal entering into force of the Paris Agreement which will set the legislative framework for the global shift to a low carbon world.

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Christian Aid continues to work towards peace in Colombia despite referendum set back

3 October 2016 - Christian Aid and its partners have expressed deep disappointment at the rejection of a landmark peace deal between FARC rebels and the Colombian government in a shock referendum result which saw 50.24% voting against the terms of the deal.

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