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Aid workers on frontline of drought in East Africa respond to FCDO funding announcement

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) in the UK has today announced £36 million in UK humanitarian funding to help people in Ukraine, East Africa and Syria. Countries in East Africa

ActionAid comments on the Africa Adaptation Summit

Commenting on the Africa Adaptation Summit taking place in Rotterdam on 5th September, Nils Mollema, Climate Justice Policy Advisor at ActionAid Netherlands, says:

East Africa Food Crisis: “Now the world is ending”

Severe drought, chronic water shortages and now rising food and energy prices due to the war on Ukraine, are pushing families to the brink of survival 
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World leaders land at COP25 as Africa faces climate and food crises

This is ActionAid's press statement on the opening of the COP25 climate negotiations in Madrid in December 2019.

ActionAid warns the green energy transition could fuel human rights abuses

As the growing popularity of electric vehicles sparks an increased demand for battery-related minerals, new research by ActionAid exposes the harmful impact of manganese mining on communities in South

Climate crisis fuels drought and severe hunger across East Africa

The climate crisis is fuelling one of the worst droughts on record across the Horn of Africa, with up to 13 million people in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia facing severe hunger. Find out more about the

Famine announcement will be too little too late as mothers bury their children in East Africa 

Responding to U.N. humanitarian chief Martin Griffiths’ warning that famine is “at the door” in parts of Somalia, Taiwo Ajose, Interim Country Director for ActionAid in Somaliland, says: 

EU fails to deliver on climate finance at Africa Summit

ActionAid responds as leaders of the nations most responsible for the climate crisis fail to deliver solutions.

ActionAid hails loss and damage fund outcome at COP27 as victory for people living on the front lines of climate disasters

A decision at COP27 to establish a loss and damage fund for communities living on the front lines of climate disasters has been hailed a victory by climate justice organisation ActionAid. 

Women disproportionately impacted by climate change must have their voices heard at COP27, says ActionAid International

On ‘Gender Day’ at COP27, ActionAid is calling on world leaders to put the voices of women and girls from the Global South living through the reality of the climate crisis at the heart of COP27