The UK and other rich nations must pay billions of pounds to help poorer countries tackle global warming if millions of people around the world are not to be consigned to endless poverty, Christian Aid says in a new report.
A member of a leading workers' rights organisation in Brazil, partnered by Christian Aid and other aid agencies, has been shot dead at point-blank range after fighting broke out during the occupation of a genetically modified crops testing site.
Often the solutions to poverty are quite surprising! A water buffalo and calf is a prime example. Sara Makram lives in a very poor community in Egypt. She has six daughters to care for and the water buffalo she was able to buy through a loan from Christian Aid partner COC Bless, has made an amazing difference to her family. Visit Christian Aid's Present Aid site here
It may not be a swish racer but a bike like this from Christian Aid really helps the people of Malawi. In a land where cars are very rare, a bike is essential in helping the HIV workers of the Likulezi project reach those living in outlying areas. Visit Christian Aid's Present Aid site here
In Burkina Faso, volunteer midwives receive crucial training that helps them to keep new mums and babies alive and well. This includes education in hygiene, pre and post natal care, HIV awareness and how to prevent transmission of the virus from mother to child. Visit Christian Aid's Present Aid site here
The UK-based international development agency Christian Aid has welcomed the British government’s Climate Change Bill but says it fears that a vital opportunity has been missed. It says that tougher CO2 emission targets are essential.
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.