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Fleeing the climate crisis: Maleka

Due to the floods Maleka had to leave her family home at the age of 16. For the past four years she has been working as a housekeeper in Dhaka. Those moving to Dhaka find work in the informal sector

Fleeing the climate crisis: Ali

After flooding and drought tore through the Badghis province in north-western Afghanistan Ali Mohammad lost everything. His son and two daughters were killed in the floods and all his belongings and

COVID-19 crisis: Myanmar’s garment workers at greater risk of domestic violence

ActionAid is warning of the dire situation facing garment workers in Myanmar as the UN finds that nearly half the world’s workers are at risk of losing their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Record numbers displaced by extreme weather disasters

ActionAid reports on the new figures from the Global Report on Internal Displacement (GRID) by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC), show record numbers of displacements fuelled by


"Inequality is the mother of all pre-existing conditions" 

We must revisit the fundamental values that underpin financing for development. Human solidarity and wellbeing; not just economic growth, national self-interest, nor profit, should be the basis for


For a Europe that cares for all – during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond

This open letter, signed by ActionAid and other civil society organisations, sets out our hopes and aspirations for the EU in a post-COVID-19 world.


ActionAid responds to Shell's 'net zero' pledge

Responding to fossil fuel giant Shell’s announcement that it plans to adopt a climate target of ‘net zero’ by 2050

ActionAid USA's response to Trump's statement on cutting WHO funding

Brandon Wu, Director of Policy & Campaigns at ActionAid USA responds to Donald Trump, president United States, stating he would halt funding to the World Health Organization (WHO).


African leaders urged to mobilise debt strike

On the eve of G20 Finance Ministers grappling with the biggest economic crisis in generations, ActionAid is calling for unprecedented collective action from African leaders ahead of the International

ActionAid responds to IMF debt relief announcement

ActionAid responds to the IMF debt relief announcement of immediate debt relief for 25 countries.