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ActionAid Pakistan closes after 28 years supporting marginalised communities

In compliance with a directive issued by the Government of Pakistan dated 2 October 2018, ActionAid has wound up its country-wide operations effective 30 November 2018.

COP24: Governments fail to agree on measures to prevent catastrophic climate change

UN climate negotiations in Poland have lacked the ambition and cooperation needed to agree crucial measures to avert catastrophic climate change.

Team Trump must not be allowed to derail progress towards preventing climate catastrophe

ActionAid responds as the U.S adminstration hosts a side event at the UN climate summit in Katowice, Poland, to promote the use of 'clean' coal and natural gas.

Statement in response to xenophobic attacks against migrants in South Africa

“A country that does not know its history cannot learn from its mistakes. The South African government’s continued failure to protect migrants from xenophobic attacks shows at best, a lack of

We denounce the criminalisation of human rights defenders and require guarantees for Claudia Samayoa and Jorge Martínez

ActionAid International is deeply concerned to hear the news that our colleague Claudia Virginia Samayoa Pineda, a well-known defender of human rights in Guatemala, may be tried for criminal offences.

Guatemalan president must reverse amnesty proposal for perpetrators of crimes against humanity

The Guatemalan government’s proposal is to grant a total amnesty for war criminals previously convicted for crimes against humanity during the armed conflict of the 1980s in the Central American

Market mechanisms for loss and damage climate finance fail human rights test

ActionAid’s report, Market Solutions to help Climate Victims Fail Human Rights Test, examines the current options for market, state and ‘innovative’ funding mechanisms available to cover the soaring
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ActionAid takes legal action against Shell

ActionAid is one of seven environmental and human rights organisations, including Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace, taking legal action against Royal Dutch Shell for failing to align its growth
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Cyclone Kenneth, Mozambique

Just five weeks after Cyclone Idai, Mozambique has been hit with another cyclone. Cyclone Kenneth made landfall in Cabo Delgado late on Thursday 25th April 2019 and saw the Southern African country

Climate-induced migration may result from disasters like Cyclone Fani

Cyclone Fani made landfall near Puri, India, early this morning (Friday 3 May 2019), sparking an evacuation of nearly a million people from coastal regions. Heavy rains and high winds continue to