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ActionAid petitions Irish Government to End FGM by 2030

  • Date: 03/09/2020
  • Author: Jo-Ann Ward

To mark International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM, ActionAid launched a public petition to urge the Government of Ireland to commit to ending FGM in Ireland by 2030. We received almost 10,500 signatures. The support for this call has been resounding. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we were unable to present these signatures to our.....

Stuck in limbo: The Rohingya Refugee Crisis three years on

  • Date: 24/08/2020
  • Author: ActionAid Ireland

By Faria Rashid, advocacy coordinator at ActionAid Bangladesh, and Etienne Berges, policy and advocacy adviser at ActionAid Myanmar. Heavy monsoon rains are pounding the Rohingya refugee camps at Cox’s Bazar, flooding the crowded settlement and destroying makeshift homes. It is yet another hardship testing the resilience of communities as they battle the COVID-19 crisis and three years stuck in limbo. In August 2017, hundreds of thousands of  Rohingya  refugees.....

ActionAid raises Beirut explosion to ‘Orange Alert’

  • Date: 12/08/2020
  • Author: Jo-Ann Ward

An explosion in Beirut, Lebanon has caused widespread damage across the capital, killing at least 163 people, injuring thousands, and leaving hundreds of thousands people homeless.   The ActionAid Federation has declared this an Orange Alert. We are on the ground in Beirut working with local partners to support some of the worst-hit families with essential supplies like food, hygiene kits, masks.....

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