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  • 17 Oct 2016

    Marking World Food Day 2016, the United Nations has highlighted the close links between climate change, sustainable agriculture, and food and nutrition security, with the message: “The climate is changing. Food and agriculture must, too.”

  • 16 Oct 2016

    On World Food Day today,11 of the UK's leading charities working with people affected by hunger have combined forces for the first time, to launch a campaign that aims to end hunger in the UK.

  • 15 Oct 2016

    Britain’s secretive work at a death-row jail in Bahrain is being challenged by the international human rights group Reprieve.

  • 14 Oct 2016

    Governments should capitalise on years of growing concern and negotiate a ban on nuclear weapons next year, the World Council of Churches said in an inter-religious call at the United Nations on 12 October.

  • 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.