A high level United Nations conference in Doha has proved a lost opportunity for instituting reforms to the global financial system to help poor countries, say leading development agencies Christian Aid and ActionAid.
Christian Aid says poor countries should be able to use their own wealth and resources to help them overcome poverty, and is urging people to pressure PM Gordon Brown to end tax loopholes that undermine this possibility.
Development organisations are distributing emergency food aid, bottled water and hygiene kits to thousands of Honduran families who have been forced to flee their homes after nearly three weeks of torrential rain.
London teenager Zoe Oputah will make her recording debut after winning a national gospel talent competition, raising money and awareness for the anti-poverty work of UK-based international development agency Christian Aid.
The Church of England’s national network of local campaigners on world development issues is being linked together more effectively on the worldwide web in a bid to amplify their voices on crucial global topics.