Category - UK government

  • October 24, 2016

    Hundreds of thousands of pounds of UK funding for international counter-narcotics operations may be contributing to higher numbers of death sentences and executions abroad, the international human rights organisation Reprieve has  found.

  • October 20, 2016

    MPs yesterday  painted a damning picture of how British companies and tax havens are helping the corrupt to steal vast sums from poor countries and so undermining UK aid, in a new report welcomed by Christian Aid.

  • October 18, 2016

    Ekklesa director Simon Barrow is among signatories to an open letter asking the UK government to reverse its 'anti-foreigner' rhetoric and po

  • October 18, 2016

    The Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, has today refused to answer questions in the House of Commons about the case of Andargachew ‘Andy’ Tsege, a British father of three who is held on Ethiopia’s death row.

  • October 17, 2016

    The Government’s Criminal Finances Bill will play a useful role in the fight against corruption, but its potential has been overshadowed by the failure to take decisive action on secrecy in UK-owned jurisdictions, says Christian Aid.

  • October 16, 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.

  • October 13, 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.

  • October 12, 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.

  • October 11, 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.

  • October 10, 2016

    Some schools have demanded that pupils who are not white British bring in their passports and parents have been asked to confirm they are not asylum seek