Christian Aid and its partners have warmly welcomed the announcement of the final agreement between the Colombian government and the FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) guerrilla group. They also urge the government to ensure implementation of the agreement and dismantle paramilitary groups as a matter or priority, to guarantee lasting peace.
On World Humanitarian Day, (Friday August 19 2016), Christian Aid has paid tribute to aid workers who face significant dangers and difficulties as they provide relief to people caught up in crisis zones.
Commenting on today’s UK government proposals to fine professionals whose clients aggressively avoid tax, Christian Aid said the move could hit the global tax avoidance supply chain, by increasing the risks facing the accountants, lawyers, banks and others involved.
Christian Aid has praised the new Government for a solid start on climate change, as the Fifth Carbon Budget passed both Houses of Parliament less than a week after the new Prime Minister was appointed.
The Chair of Christian Aid, the Rt Rev Dr Rowan Williams, has spoken out against the recent fighting in South Sudan, where armed clashes in the capital, Juba, claimed nearly 300 lives and forced thousands of people to abandon their homes.
A new law to help curb multinational tax abuse across the world came close to winning House of Commons approval yesterday (28 June 2016), after 273 MPs from all the major parties voted in favour of the change.