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This month's news and media releases. 

Sierra Leone Ebola crisis: one year on, the road to recovery continues

21 May 2015 - A year into Sierra Leone’s battle against the Ebola virus, the country is making progress in its journey towards recovery, although much remains to be done.

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Burundi unrest: Christian Aid partners prepare to respond

18 May 2015 - Christian Aid partners are preparing to assist civilians caught up in the political unrest in Burundi, which in recent weeks has included violent street demonstrations, the exodus of over 100,000 people and an attempted military coup.

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Fighting in South Sudan leaves 300,000 people without vital aid

12 May 2015 - Fierce outbreaks of fighting in South Sudan’s Unity State have left 300,000 people in need of urgent assistance and forced up to 100,000 people from their homes in the last ten days.

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Race to Get Relief Supplies to Area Hit by New Nepal Earthquake

12 May 2015 -Christian Aid emergency workers in Nepal are trying with partner organisations to get relief through this morning to the area worst hit by today’s earthquake.

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Christian Aid Welcomes Cabinet Appointments on Climate Change and Development

May 11 2015 - Christian Aid has welcomed the appointment of Amber Rudd as the new Secretary of State for the Department of Energy and Climate Change, and the return of Justine Greening to lead DFID.

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Glencore in Zambia: The Tax Questions That Persist

May 6 2015 - Just over four years ago, Glencore faced acute embarrassment when the European Union’s bank announced an investigation of tax evasion allegations against one of Glencore’s subsidiaries in a painfully poor country: Zambia.

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Christian Aid welcomes Papal intervention in climate debate

29 April 2015 - Christian Aid has welcomed Pope Francis’ conference on the environment as part of the build up to his upcoming Papal Encyclical.

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Premiership stars give poverty the boot this Christian Aid Week

May 1 2015 – Prized items including former England Captain, Steven Gerrard’s signed football boots, signed shirts from the Chelsea and Everton teams and a signed photo of the Arsenal team will be auctioned for Christian Aid Week (10-16 May 2015), giving people the chance to score a winning purchase.

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Christian Aid gives viewers the Powa to help people out of poverty with world’s first interactive TV ad

May 5 2015 – On Friday 8th May international development charity Christian Aid will launch the world’s first interactive TV advert on ITV using the innovative new PowaTag app, allowing millions of people across the UK to donate immediately using their smartphone.

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