Today marks the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster. In recognition of that and the subsequent nuclear tragedy at Fukushima, CND has called on the government to abandon plans for a new generation of nuclear power stations in the UK.
The programme announced by the Government to resettle 3,000 refugee children in the UK over the next four years has been welcomed by the development agency Christian Aid. But the organisation emphasises that the plans are too slow and lacking in adequate ambition.
The UK government appears to be scrambling around for new policies to shut down the debate on financial transparency, rather than using the momentum created by the Panama Papers to drive through real change, says Christian Aid.
The UK is failing in its responsibility to protect some of the world’s most vulnerable people who have been displaced by conflict, violence, persecution and poverty, a group of 13 aid and refugee agencies said today (14 April 2016).
Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee (FAC) has said it will monitor the case of a British father held in Ethiopia, among other cases, amid concerns that the government has lessened its commitment to ending human rights abuses abroad.