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ActionAid condemns Israel’s decision to label six Palestinian human rights groups ‘terrorist organisations’

On October 19, 2021, the Israeli Defense Ministry issued a military order declaring six Palestinian civil society organisations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory(oPt) to be labelled as “terrorist


Climate finance delivery plan ‘bare minimum’ needed to build trust in COP26

ActionAid responds to the launch of the UK COP Presidency’s plans to ensure countries deliver on their pledge, made in 2009, to provide $100billion a year in climate finance from 2020 to 2025.

ActionAid launches citizens’ campaign for a ban on fossil fuel advertising in Europe

ActionAid is joining more than twenty organisations in the first ever Europe-wide campaign calling for a ban on fossil fuel advertising and sponsorships in the European Union.

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IMF imposed austerity slashes three million frontline workers from world’s most fragile health systems

New research by ActionAid, Public Services International and Education International warns that the IMF’s demands to cut public sector employee costs undermines progress on health and education. 

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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.