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Gaza violence: Civilians must be protected from further death and destruction

As violence continues to escalate in Gaza, women and children are most at risk as Israeli airstrikes destroy apartment buildings and leave thousands of families homeless.  

ActionAid condemns the escalating violence in oPt and calls for an immediate end to forced evictions

ActionAid Palestine is deeply concerned over escalating violence and the violation of Palestinian rights across the Occupied Palestinian Territory (oPt).

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Nepal Covid crisis: ‘Our gravest fears are turning into reality’

As Nepal reports an alarming rise in Covid-19 cases and its highest daily total of new infections, ActionAid is calling for urgent support for the country’s overwhelmed health service.  

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ActionAid responds after Biden backs a waiver on IP for Covid-19 vaccines

ActionAid International responds to the announcement from the US President Joe Biden backing a waiver on Intellectual Property for US manufacturers of Covid-19 vaccines ahead of the G7 leaders’ summit

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Asian organisations unite in call for a People's Vaccine

More than 150 local and international NGOs and human rights organisations and campaigners across Asia have signed a joint letter to Asian leaders and health ministers, calling for improved access to

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India Covid crisis: Vulnerable frontline workers hit hard by virus

As India battles a devastating second wave of Covid-19, frontline workers including those working in overwhelmed mortuaries and burial sites, and women domestic workers caring for people with the

Banking sector net zero targets smokescreen for business as usual

As the banking and financial sectors announce new ‘net zero’ initiatives to coincide with this week’s US-hosted Leaders’ Climate Summit, ActionAid warns against accepting the pledges at face value. 

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90% of young Europeans believe climate change and environmental breakdown are the world’s greatest threats

Nine out of 10 young Europeans believe climate change and environmental breakdown are the most serious threats facing the world today, according to a new campaign by ActionAid.

Biden’s new emissions target ‘deeply insufficient’ to tackle the climate crisis

ActionAid responds to today’s announcement from the Biden administration, previewing the US’ revised Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) to cut emissions by around 50% by 2030. 

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Water crisis hits communities in southern Bangladesh

As world leaders gather for President Biden’s virtual climate summit this week, communities in southern Bangladesh – who are facing a severe water crisis – say climate action cannot wait for far-off