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  • 30 Nov 2016

    The UN has warned mass starvation in Aleppo is a real prospect if aid is not allowed in. As the city comes under further bombardment and food is about to run out, Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Sikh and Hindu faith leaders have called on the UK Government to act.

  • 30 Nov 2016

    The world's most popular household companies are selling food, cosmetics and other everyday staples containing palm oil tainted by appalling human rights abuses in Indonesia, with children as young as eight working in hazardous conditions, Amnesty International said in a new report published today (30 November 2016 ).

  • 29 Nov 2016

    The actions of our government and the rhetoric of many politicians seem to become harsher by the day.

  • 29 Nov 2016

    Actors including David Tennant, David Morrissey, Tobias Menzies and Olivia Colman have voiced a collection of ‘last words’ from prisoners facing the death penalty and other abuses around the world.

  • 29 Nov 2016

    As the number of children living under siege has doubled in less than one year to nearly 500,000 amid escalating violence across Syria, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has called forthe  lifting of sieges and allowing of immediate humanitarian access.

  • 28 Nov 2016

    Trade unions across Europe have called on employers to work with them to halt domestic violence, at a conference to mark the UN’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

  • 28 Nov 2016

    While meeting in Nanjing and Shanghai, China, from 17-23 November 2016 , the World Council of Churches executive committee issued a Statement on Climate Justice that reiterates the urgent concerns of churches in relation to climate change, and calls on all states to fulfill the commitments of the Paris Agreement.

  • 28 Nov 2016

    More than 100 people have lost their lives through suicide in prisons in England and Wales so far this year, an all-time record, it is revealed today (28 November 2016 ) as two charities publish new research on how to make jails safer.

  • 26 Nov 2016

    Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre has confirmed that the Swarthmore Lecture in 2017 will be given by Catherine West MP.

  • 25 Nov 2016

    Church Action on Poverty has responded to the Autumn Statement, saying that "the incomes of the poorest are hardest hit whilst the wealthy escape scot free."

  • 25 Nov 2016

    The people suffering the most in the battle for Mosul in Iraq are the poorest, Christian Aid is warning.

  • 25 Nov 2016

    Figures released yesterday (24 November 2016) reveal that the British Army has increased its intake of 16-year-olds in the past 12 months, defying calls from the UN, children's rights organisations and others campaigning for an end to the recruitment of minors.

  • 24 Nov 2016

    Philip Hammond delivered his first Autumn Statement yesterday.

  • 24 Nov 2016

    Calculations by the Jubilee Debt Campaign have shown that the future borrowing costs of African governments rose across the board in the week, following Donald Trump winning the US Presidential election.

  • 23 Nov 2016

    An executive decree issued yesterday by the Turkish authorities has ordered the permanent closure of 375 non-governmental organisations under state of emergency powers.