Over 100 faith leaders have written to the United Nations Secretary-General ahead of a crucial international meeting on corruption. They insist that corruption is underming attempts to reduce global poverty.
The UK-based international development agency, Christian Aid, has launched an emergency appeal for victims of the Indonesian earthquake. Its partner agencies in the country have already sent emergency task forces to the affected area.
While leaders of the rich world have been meeting to discuss the economic crisis, a British aid agency has highlighted the way in which derisory tax rates deprive poor countries of billions in lost revenue.