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  • 14 Oct 2016

    Arrests of children have fallen by 59 per cent in the last five years after a concerted effort by police across the country and a successful campaign by the Howard League for Penal Reform to keep as many boys and girls as possible out of the criminal justice system.

  • 13 Oct 2016

    With the imminent clearance of the Calais camp and wet winter weather fast approaching, the United Nations Children’s Fund Special Coordinator for the Refugee and Migrant Crisis in Europe, says that the commitment by the UK and France to find urgent solutions for the hundreds of refugee and migrant children languishing there for months, “could not come a minute too soon.”

  • 13 Oct 2016

    Campaign Against Arms Trade has condemned the bombing of a funeral in Yemen, believed to be by the Saudi-led coalition, which took place on 8 October 2016, and has called for an end to all arms exports to Saudi Arabia and the revoking of all current licences. The strike is reported to have killed over 150 innocent people, injuring hundreds more.

  • 12 Oct 2016

    Ghana is in a debt crisis. Having had significant amounts of debt cancelled a decade ago, the country is losing around 30 per cent of government revenue in external debt payments each year according to a new report from Jubilee Debt Campaign (JDC)

  • 12 Oct 2016

    Ethiopia’s government has declared a ‘state of emergency’ as part of an ongoing crackdown on protests, raising fears for a British man who is held under a political death sentence in the country.

  • 11 Oct 2016

    The British Psychoanalytic Council and UK Council for Psychotherapy have teamed up with the Refugee Council to support this year’s World Mental Health Day.

  • 11 Oct 2016

    Cholera could kill more people in Haiti than Hurricane Matthew, without urgent action to control the disease and ensure families have safe drinking water, Christian Aid has warned..

  • 10 Oct 2016

    Stress is the top health and safety concern in UK workplaces according to a Trades Union Congress (TUC) study published today on World Mental Health Day.

  • 10 Oct 2016

    The UN’s child rights committee has called on Saudi Arabia to end the death penalty for children, amid fears for three juveniles who face beheading in relation to protests.

  • 8 Oct 2016

    Is anyone in the UK more equipped to deal with the benefits system than Tanni Grey-Thompson?

  • 7 Oct 2016

    The Aesopica is a collection of fables credited to Aesop, a slave and storyteller, who is believed to have lived in ancient Greece.

  • 7 Oct 2016

    The Church of Scotland has called for Council Tax bands to be re-evaluated to make it a fairer system that reflects current house prices.

  • 7 Oct 2016

    The closure of eight independent news and current affairs-focused TV channels effectively ends critical television news reporting in Turkey, says Human Rights Watch. The channels are among 23 television and radio stations reported by the media to face closure on the basis of a Turkish government decree.

  • 6 Oct 2016

    Christian Aid and its partners have expressed deep disappointment at the rejection of a landmark peace deal between FARC rebels and the Colombian government in a shock referendum result which saw 50.24 per cent voting against the terms of the deal.

  • 6 Oct 2016

    Key church investors have been invited to a conference that challenges the perceived barriers to scaling up investments in clean energy and other climate solutions.