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Leaked Pandora Papers expose urgent need to stamp out tax avoidance by wealthy and political elite

As the Pandora Papers reveal yet again the extensive use of tax havens and tax secrecy by the economic and political elite, ActionAid International calls on governments to step up their efforts to

Pharmaceutical companies reaping immoral profits from Covid vaccines yet paying low tax rates

Moderna, BioNTech and Pfizer cashing in thanks to taxpayer investments, monopolies, and low taxes while leaving millions unprotected.

People’s Hearing to highlight outrageous injustices faced by Palestinians

As members of the UN Human Rights Council meet in Geneva on 14 September, ActionAid and Palestinian human rights organisation Al-Haq are hosting a virtual people’s hearing to highlight Israel’s

ActionAid joins calls for COP26 to be postponed as vaccine inequality sidelines voices from the Global South

As a member of Climate Action Network (CAN) International, ActionAid has joined calls from across civil society and the Global South for the UN Climate Summit (COP26) in Glasgow to be postponed.

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Aid workers must be allowed to reach Afghanistan’s most vulnerable

As a new government is expected to be announced in Afghanistan, ActionAid is calling for all humanitarian workers to have unrestricted access to reach the most vulnerable families in need.

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Families in urgent need of food, water and shelter as thousands flee to Afghanistan’s cities

Away from the chaotic and terrifying scenes at Kabul airport, a humanitarian crisis is unfolding on the streets of Afghanistan’s cities.

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Earthquake survivors left with nowhere to shelter as storm Grace hits Haiti

As tropical storm Grace brings flooding and the threat of mudslides to Haiti, many earthquake survivors still have nowhere to shelter from the storm.

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Humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan deepens

As the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan deepens, ActionAid's work to protect the most vulnerable is more urgent than ever.

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Women and children forced to sleep on the streets following devastating Haiti earthquake

ActionAid Haiti’s network of women trained as first responders during emergencies are set to provide emergency relief, including first aid and support for women and girls at risk of gender-based

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ActionAid responds as Haiti struck by 7.2 magnitude earthquake

ActionAid’s emergency teams are assessing urgent needs and preparing to respond after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck south-western Haiti at around 8.30am local time on Saturday (14 August).