This month's news and media releases.
Christian Aid provides an initial £50,000 for Pakistan flood relief
31 July 2015 - Christian Aid has made an initial £50,000 available to help victims of the monsoon floods that have swept through Pakistan, destroying homes and in some cases inundating entire villages.
Christian and Muslim leaders played “essential role” in tackling the Ebola virus
30 July 2015 - Faith leaders in Sierra Leone and Liberia played an “essential role” in stemming the spread of the Ebola virus, according to a new report, but the delay in involving them in the response cost lives.
Christian Aid welcomes David Cameron's continued commitment to transparency
27 July 2015 - Christian Aid welcomes Prime Minister David Cameron’s announcement in Singapore that the Government will promote greater transparency at home and abroad, with stricter requirements for revealing the beneficial ownership of companies.
Rowan Williams and South Sudanese Bishop lead peacebuilding event
21 July 2015 - Christian Aid Chair, Rt. Revd. Dr. Rowan Williams and Bishop Emeritus Paride Taban led a day of discussions to examine how to achieve sustainable peace and unity in South Sudan, a country wracked by civil war.
Christian Aid gives urgent relief to families displaced by Burundi's political unrest
July 21 2015 - Christian Aid is continuing to provide relief to Burundians affected by political turmoil, economic pressures and instances of violence triggered by the country’s disputed presidential polls, which are taking place today.
Addis finance talks: Some positives, but ultimately a victory for vested interests, says Christian Aid
July 16 2015 - The Addis talks on how to pay for poor countries’ development asked all the right questions but failed to provide clear answers to some of today’s most pressing global issues, Christian Aid said today.
UK Government blocking progress on new global tax body
July 14 2015 - At the third UN Conference on Financing for Development (FfD3) in Addis Ababa this week, there is growing concern that rich countries including the UK are blocking agreement on one of the most important potential outcomes: the upgrading of the UN tax Committee to an intergovernmental body in the UN. This would give all countries, including developing countries, an equal say in deciding global tax rules.
Bolder action needed to tackle tax dodging, says Christian Aid
July 8 2015 - In response to the Budget, Christian Aid described the Chancellor’s neglect of structural problems with global tax rules as a missed opportunity to go ‘beyond aid’ to help developing countries collect taxes.
One year on: Gaza struggles to recover
8 July 2015 - One year after war devastated large parts of the Gaza strip, 100,000 people remain homeless and the unemployment rate is now the highest in the world.
MDGs’ mixed success highlights need for urgent action on climate & inequality
6 July 2015 - Today’s final progress report on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) carries important lessons about what the global community can achieve when it recognises a shared moral imperative and the need for common action.
Justine Greening is right to insist on going beyond aid
2 July 2015 - Responding to a speech this evening by the Secretary of State for International Development Justine Greening, Christian Aid’s Director of Policy & Advocacy Christine Allen said there was a lot to welcome.