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Press statement calling for David Malpass to be fired as head of the World Bank

ActionAid and other organisations campaigning for climate justice are calling for the World Bank’s President, David Malpass, to be removed from his position after he avoided questions from a

Make education an urgent global priority!

On 19th September 2022, for the first time ever, global leaders are gathering in New York for a summit focused only on education. The UN’s Transforming Education Summit is a recognition both of the

50 Million People Trapped in Modern Slavery

A recent UN report ‘Global Estimates of Modern Slavery’ which shows that the number of people trapped in forced labour and forced marriage have increased significantly in the last five years to an

Reactions to the IMF programme in Zambia

ActionAid Zambia’s Country Director, Nalucha Nganga Ziba responds to the recently revealed new IMF programme in Zambia.

Famine announcement will be too little too late as mothers bury their children in East Africa 

Responding to U.N. humanitarian chief Martin Griffiths’ warning that famine is “at the door” in parts of Somalia, Taiwo Ajose, Interim Country Director for ActionAid in Somaliland, says: 

ActionAid comments on the Africa Adaptation Summit

Commenting on the Africa Adaptation Summit taking place in Rotterdam on 5th September, Nils Mollema, Climate Justice Policy Advisor at ActionAid Netherlands, says:

Pakistan floods - tens of millions affected in the blink of an eye

Floods in Pakistan continue to devastate communities, with over 30 million people affected, including almost 1000 dead.

“Increasingly difficult to bridge the divide”: ActionAid reflects on six months into the humanitarian response to Ukraine crisis

Six months since Russia invaded Ukraine, five of ActionAid’s humanitarian aid workers reflect on their experiences working with refugees in and around Ukraine. 
Protection for women and children

ActionAid: We must come together to ensure a safe return for Rohingya refugees

The Rohingya people have now been displaced from their homes in Myanmar for five years, with almost a million of them living in refugee camps in Bangladesh. The majority of Rohingya refugees in

Aid workers on frontline of drought in East Africa respond to FCDO funding announcement

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) in the UK has today announced £36 million in UK humanitarian funding to help people in Ukraine, East Africa and Syria. Countries in East Africa