Skip to main content

News

ActionAid provides real-time news comment, updates to journalists and interviews with spokespeople all over the world. Contact us if you would like to be added to our mailing list.

We can also facilitate press trips; provide comment pieces and a range of multimedia, including broadcast quality footage from countries we work in, high resolution images and audio.

For media enquiries contact the ActionAid office in your country.

For international media, or if ActionAid does not operate in your country, contact:

Jenna Pudelek, Jenna.Pudelek@actionaid.org, +44(0)7795642990 or Jess Midwinter Jess.Midwinter@actionaid.org, +44(0)7858436362

 

News /

World’s largest economies losing up to $32 billion in annual tax revenue from Silicon Valley’s top five tech companies

As G20 leaders meet tomorrow (21 May) for an extraordinary health summit to tackle the pandemic, new research from ActionAid International shows that G20 countries are facing a potential gap of US

Shell’s net zero climate plans need land up to three times the size of the Netherlands for carbon offsets

As Royal Dutch Shell’s shareholders meet in The Hague for their annual general meeting, new analysis by ActionAid International exposes the fossil fuel giant’s net zero climate plans to keep polluting

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).

News /

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.  

News

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

News

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

News /

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

News

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.