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Mbeki report on financial crime will shift global tax debate, says Christian Aid

31 January 2015 - A new African Union report showing how financial crime drains at least $50 billion a year from the continent will turbo-charge the global campaign for tax justice, Christian Aid says today.

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Parties given 200-day challenge to fight back at global tax dodgers

27 January 2015 - Stopping multinational companies from dodging their taxes, which cheats societies out of billions of pounds of lost revenue, must be a top priority for the next government, a new coalition of 17 British organisations said today, which marks 100 days before Britain goes to the polls.

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Christian leaders back call for new law against global tax dodging

27 January 2015 - Christian leaders have thrown their weight behind a new campaign for political parties to promise to act against tax avoidance if they get elected.

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Christian Aid supports thousands hit by catastrophic Malawi floods

23 January 2015 - Christian Aid is providing emergency assistance to deluged communities in Malawi, in the aftermath of the worst floods the country has seen in nearly two decades.

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New Report Reveals Results of Medical Fact Finding Mission to Gaza

21 January 2015 - A new report published by Christian Aid partner Physicians for Human Rights Israel (PHR-Israel) highlights the indiscriminate use of large quantities of powerful explosives by Israeli forces during last summer’s 50-day conflict, and attacks on medical rescue teams.

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Christian Aid sends emergency funds to protect familes in the Middle East from bitter winter

20 January 2015 - The most violent winter storm for two decades swept across conflict-affected areas of the Middle East last week bringing heavy snow, rainfall, high winds and freezing temperatures.

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Christian Aid Welcomes Miliband Spotlight on Global Poverty and Climate Change

January 15 2015 - Christian Aid today welcomed Labour leader Ed Miliband’s acknowledgement of 2015 as a crucial year in the battle against acute global poverty and climate change.

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Human rights and development groups welcome Palestine’s move to join ICC; urge Europe’s support

8 January 2014 - Palestine’s accession to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) is a welcome move that will help deter war crimes and end impunity in the region, and should be supported by European countries said Christian Aid and other development and human rights groups today.

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Christian Aid urges parties to remember people living in poverty worldwide

13 January 2015 - Christian Aid today launches its bid to influence all UK political parties’ general election manifestos.

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Haiti earthquake five years on: much has been achieved, much remains to be done

9 January 2015 - On the fifth anniversary of the earthquake that devastated Haiti, the development progress made in the country is at risk of being overshadowed by the needs that have yet to be addressed, Christian Aid says.

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Christian Aid Becomes Living Wage Employer

7 January 2015 - Christian Aid is delighted to announce that it has been accredited as a Living Wage employer.

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Christian Aid steps up support for Ebola survivors, orphans and quarantined families

31 December 2014 - The plight of thousands of people affected by the Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone must not be forgotten says Christian Aid, as the first case of the deadly virus is diagnosed on British soil.

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A New Year’s resolution that could change the world

30 December 2014 - This New Year, Christian Aid is urging Governments to commit to a resolution that could really make a difference: to collect the taxes needed to tackle poverty and create a better world.

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UK tax havens more exposed than ever after EU moves to end company secrecy

17 December 2014 - The UK’s tax havens came under new pressure today to end their extreme financial secrecy after the European Union moved to shine a light on who really owns millions of companies.

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Christian Aid backs MPs’ demand for new global goal on climate change

15 December 2014 - MPs are right to demand that a strong ‘green thread’ runs through all the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Christian Aid says today in response to a report by the Environmental Audit select committee.

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UN climate talks: the clock to Paris is ticking

14 December 2014 - Nations at the UN climate summit in Lima have failed to respond to the call of the public, scientists and investors, said Christian Aid - but there is still time to change the course of history.

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Christian Aid welcomes U.S. Kerry climate speech as ‘repentant sinner’

11 December 2014 - Christian Aid today welcomed the speech given by United States Secretary of State, John Kerry, at the UN climate summit in Lima, Peru.

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UK minister makes welcome push to expose fossil fuel investment risk

11 December 2014 - Christian Aid today welcomed the comments by the UK Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey calling for companies and pension funds to fully disclose their risky fossil fuel assets.

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Christian Aid welcomes Bishops’ call for fossil fuel phase out

11 December 2014 - More than 15,000 people took part in Latin America's largest ever climate march in Lima as Catholic Bishops from around the world called for an end to the fossil fuel era.

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EU bank ordered to reveal what it knows about Glencore tax allegations

10 December 2014 - The EU’s own bank has been ordered to reveal what it knows about alleged tax evasion by a mining company controlled by commodities giant Glencore.

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Christian Aid responds to Ed Davey comments at Lima climate summit

9 December 2014 - Christian Aid today welcomed comments made today at the UN climate summit in Lima by the UK’s Energy and Climate Change Secretary, Ed Davey, but urged him to make sure he left Peru with more than just an emissions focused agreement.

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Christian Aid partners train volunteers to offer psychosocial care to Ebola-hit communities

9 December 2014 - Christian Aid is training hundreds of local volunteers in Sierra Leone to offer much-needed psychosocial support to individuals and families affected by the Ebola outbreak.

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Tsunami: 10 years after the wave - online exhibition features Tim Hetherington work

Call for mandatory carbon reporting from UK firms

8 December 2014 - Ten years on from the Indian Ocean tsunami, which killed almost 250,000 people on Boxing Day 2004, Christian Aid is marking the anniversary by launching Tsunami: 10 years after the wave.

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Christian Aid condemns absence of UK minister from crucial climate talks

8 December 2014 - Christian Aid has today urged the Government to reconsider the absence of climate change minister Amber Rudd from the UN climate summit in Lima, Peru.

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As Hagupit rages Filipinos call for action at Lima climate summit

7 December 2014 - At the UN climate summit in Lima, Peru, a Christian Aid partner from the Philippines has called on negotiators to take action on climate change as Typhoon Hagupit bears down on his country.

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UNEP report shows cruel irony at heart of Lima talks says Christian Aid

5 December 2014 - Christian Aid called for negotiators at the UN climate summit in Lima to heed the warnings of today’s United Nations Environment Programme report showing the drastic costs developing countries will face adapting to climate change.

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Christian Aid hails Parliamentary success for UK Aid Bill

5 December 2014 - Christian Aid is delighted that a new law to ensure the UK spends 0.7 per cent of its national income on aid has been passed by the House of Commons and will now go to the House of Lords for further debate.

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UN Secretary-General hits right note on global goals, says Christian Aid

4 December 2014 - Christian Aid today hails a major advance in work on the new global goals which will replace the Millennium Development Goals when they expire at the end of 2015.

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Climate talks tepee in danger without progress on adaptation at Lima summit

3 December 2014 - As the UN climate talks in Lima, Peru, began in earnest, Christian Aid warned that the lack of equal progress on climate finance, adaptation and emissions cuts threaten to derail a Paris deal.

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Autumn statement: Chancellor has more to do on tax fairness, says Christian Aid

3 December 2014 - Responding to the UK Chancellor’s Autumn Statement, Laura Taylor, Head of Advocacy at Christian Aid, said: “It’s good to see George Osborne acting on the huge public demand for big companies to pay their fair share of tax, with the new Diverted Profits Tax. But it’s not just the UK that needs tax fairness – developing countries need it too."

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London Afghanistan conference: massive deterioration in safety for aid workers and rights campaigners - new survey finds

2 December 2014 - Ahead of the London Conference on Afghanistan, which will take place on Wednesday and Thursday, a coalition of charities and aid organisations has today released survey results which show aid workers and rights campaigners in the country feel dramatically less safe than a year ago.

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It's time for British tax havens to unmask who owns companies, says Christian Aid

2 December 2014 - A year after Britain’s tax havens agreed to consider lifting the secrecy around who really owns the hundreds of thousands of companies they host, they have made alarmingly little progress and many criminals will rest easier as a result, a new Christian Aid assessment warns today.

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The future of Afghanistan is at risk, experts warn Cameron

1 December 2014 - Large cuts to the Afghanistan aid budget in the wake of troop withdrawals could wreck the huge improvements made in the last decade and threaten a new generation of Afghans to a life of poverty, a meeting of over 200 Afghan and international experts will warn on Wednesday 3 December.

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New UK rules for extractive industries a welcome move against corruption

1 December 2014 - Christian Aid welcomed the entry into force today of new regulations requiring extractive industries to report the payments they make to governments as an important move against corruption, and a significant first step in reforming corporate transparency.

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Thousands fast for the climate but Yeb Sano not at Lima talks

1 December 2014 - On the opening day of the UN climate summit in Lima, Peru, the largest climate fast in history takes place – including the island of Tuvalu - but Filipino Yeb Sano who inspired the movement is not at the crunch talks.

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85% of British adults say tax avoidance by large companies is morally wrong

1 December 2014 - More than four in five (85%) British adults say tax avoidance by large companies is morally wrong even if it’s legal, according to a new ComRes poll for Christian Aid and ActionAid.

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