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World Food Day: Women farmers most at risk from Covid-19 food crisis

On World Food Day, ActionAid releases early findings research into how measures to control Covid-19 are affecting the lives of women smallholder farmers across 14 countries in Africa and Asia*. It

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ActionAid responds to G20 announcement on debt suspension

ActionAid responds as the G20 announces a six-month extension to the Debt Service Suspension Initiative during a meeting of the group’s finance ministers and central bank governors at this week’s

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Girls hardest hit by Covid-19 school closures – as teachers report spike in early marriage and teen pregnancies

As children in the global north head back to school, teachers across Asia, Africa and Latin America say many girls in their classes are struggling to return due to increases in early marriage

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Liberia’s Musicians and Artists unite to fight Covid-19

Young people in Liberia are using the power of the creative arts to help combat the spread of Covid-19. Liberian singer/songwriter, Faith Vonic, has racked up thousands of views in her song 'Africa

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Greece: Transfer refugees and asylum seekers to safety

Following the fire in Moria, on Lesbos, which destroyed the Reception and Identification Centre, 31 civil society organisations, including ActionAid Hellas, call on the Greek government to immediately

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Reliance on imports and industrial farming deepening food crisis across Southern Africa

The Covid-19 crisis is exposing how Southern Africa’s overreliance on high-cost imported seeds and fertilisers, and a lack of state investment in climate resilient farming are deepening food

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ActionAid responds to the devastating blast in Beirut

ActionAid responds to the horrific explosion in Beirut. With over 100 people dead, and the death toll expected to rise, thousands more people injured and devastating damage to the capital city that

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Smallholder farmers must benefit from Covid-19 bailouts

As the UN's SOFI report on global food insecurity finds 680 million people are suffering from hunger, ActionAid warns that farmers must be recognised and supported as frontline workers to ensure

Don’t cut women’s lifelines, warns ActionAid

A new report by ActionAid shows that gender-based violence (GBV) is skyrocketing during the Covid-19 pandemic. Published in June 2020.

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Covid-19 crisis: IMF told countries facing critical health worker shortages to cut public sector wages

New analysis by ActionAid and Public Services International (PSI), released to mark UN Public Services Day, reveals how International Monetary Fund (IMF) austerity policies restricted critical public