A copper mining company is selling Zambia short while generating huge profits from the country’s finite natural resource, according to evidence in a report published today by three major development organisations. It calls on Vedanta and its major UK investors to rectify the situation before current contract renegotiations with Zambia are concluded.
While the global news agenda has moved on, UK-based development agency Christian Aid is asking people not to forget the ongoing victims of the tragic South Asia earthquake two years ago - and has pledged to continue its material support.
European governments - and particularly the UK government - should encourage peace talks between the Afghan government and insurgency groups such as the Taliban to find a way out of the current stalemate, according to Christian Aid.
The Ecumenical Church of Sudan will open a landmark art exhibition in the Malakal region of southern Sudan on 28 October 2007, aimed at promoting peace in an area devastated by 21 years of civil war. It is being backed by Christian Aid.
As world financial leaders gather in Washington DC for the annual joint strategy meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund, Christian Aid is calling for an urgent rethink of the World Bank’s approach to tackling energy poverty.
The renowned war artist John Keane has been commissioned by Christian Aid to produce a series of 11 new paintings for a new exhibition called Children in Conflict, which is due to at Wolverhampton Art Gallery on 24 November 2007.
Churches, voluntary organisations and the local council in Sheffield have come together to declare the city a place of welcome for asylum seekers and refugees. They aim to improve policy coordination and to challenge public misperceptions.
They are people seldom spoken of - the rural poor, landless and tribal people of India - at time when their country is being hailed as a new economic superpower. But last week they demanded to be heard, at the start of one of the biggest non-violent protests since Gandhi chased out the British.
A coalition of church-based aid and development agencies is backing a creative range of self-help initiatives in the former Soviet Central Asian republics, such as Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan, which are often overlooked in the worldwide media.
Visitors to the 'Grand Designs Live' show at the NEC, Birmingham (5-7 October 2007) are visiting the ultimate Green Garden and learning how to transform their own gardens stylishly while helping to tackle climate change, says Christian Aid.