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Press releases

This month's news and media releases. 

Christian Aid hails parties' race to the top on tax

30 June 2014 - The outbreak of competition between UK political parties about who is toughest on tax evasion and avoidance is extremely welcome, says Christian Aid.

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New report reveals finance and support gap for clean energy access enterprises

26 June 2014 - A new report published today reveals how donors, investors, technical experts and policy makers can improve support to enterprises providing access to clean energy in the developing world.

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Christian Aid calls on parties to make climate manifesto pledge

24 June - As parties begin to draw up their manifestos ahead of next year’s General Election campaign, Christian Aid, its supporters and faith groups across the UK are demanding that action to tackle climate change be at the heart of parties’ plans for government.

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G8 has yet to live up to its promises on tax and transparency

18 June - G8 countries have yet to live up to the important commitments they made on tax and transparency at their Northern Ireland summit a year ago. New analysis by Christian Aid, Action Aid, Global Witness and the Financial Transparency Coalition shows the UK government needs to build on its leadership if there is to be a strong and lasting legacy to the tax commitments made at Lough Erne.

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Christian Aid welcomes UK China climate pact

17 June 2014 - Christian Aid has today welcomed the joint statement by the UK and China on climate change but urged them to back up their positive words with significant and meaningful action.

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Christian Aid: Time for rich nations to get out their climate chequebooks

17 June 2014 - As negotiations at the Bonn climate talks reached their conclusion on Sunday, Christian Aid warns that leaders of rich countries need to show up to the September summit called by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon with their climate cheque books in hand.

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Christian Aid launches Iraq crisis appeal

16 June 2014 - Christian Aid has launched an appeal to enable its partner organisations in northern Iraq to step up relief operations to help the thousands who have fled in the face of an offensive by insurgents in recent days.

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Israel force feeding hunger striking prisoners a violation of human rights and medical ethics

12 June 2014 - Efforts to force feed more than 100 Palestinian detainees on hunger strike are a violation of human rights and should be condemned, says Christian Aid’s partner Physicians for Human Rights (PHR Israel)

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South Sudan crisis spilling over into regional emergency, warns Christian Aid

12 June 2014 - More than 350,000 refugees from the fighting in South Sudan are expected to flee across the border into Ethiopia in coming months, warns Christian Aid.

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Colombia: Peace talks must remain a priority

12 June 2014 - With the final round of the presidential elections due in Colombia, Christian Aid urges that peace talks between the government and Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebels remain a priority.

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Journalists and human rights defenders speak out at summit on sexual violence in conflict

05 June 2014 - Journalist Jineth Bedoya Lima, a survivor of sexual violence in Colombia’s conflict, is in the UK to attend the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict. There she will highlight the ongoing impunity for crimes of sexual violence in the country’s continuing internal armed conflict.

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Queen's Speech: Christian Aid welcome for new law to reveal who owns UK firms

4 June 2014 - Christian Aid today welcomes the inclusion in the Queen’s Speech of government plans for a new public register of who really owns millions of UK companies.

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Christian Aid calls for climate progress in Bonn following US and China announcements

4 June 2014 - Christian Aid has called on countries at the UN climate negotiations in Bonn to build on positive moves from the US and China to reduce carbon emissions.

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Christian Aid responds to Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone

02 June 2014 - Christian Aid is responding to an outbreak of deadly Ebola, that started in Guinea in March and has now crossed the border into Sierra Leone, resulting in five confirmed deaths and a further 31 suspected cases.

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