Category - UK government

  • October 31, 2016

    Personnel on military bases in the UK have been involved in choosing targets for a secret US drone campaign which has killed hundreds of civilians in violation of international law, documents obtained by the human rights charity Reprieve indicate.

  • October 27, 2016

    The UN’s refugee agency, the UNHCR, has reported that 2016 has become the deadliest year yet for people crossing the Mediterranean.

  • October 26, 2016

    The Government has taken some welcome small steps against corruption but it has much more to do to get the UK’s own house in order, Christian Aid said yesterday as MPs debated the Criminal Finances Bill for the first time.

  • 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.