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  • We landed in Vanuatu in the dead of the night. Electricity hasn’t yet been entirely restored, and until it is, the government has implemented a 6pm curfew as a precautionary measure to ensure the...
  • ActionAid's Senior Program Coordinator, Grace Nicholas shares the story of Tissam Zairia, a 38 year old sheep farmer from the town of A’Samua in Hebron. This story shows how women are continuing to...
    ActionAid's Grace Nicholas and Tissam Zairia, West Bank, Hebron.
  • I was just one year old when Anita Cobby was murdered, and yet her death was one of those things that informed my upbringing – it was something that contributed to my understanding of the world. It...
  • ActionAid's Michelle Higelin talks about joining forces with nearly 500 feminists, and the mobilisation that is already underway to hold governments accountable for national and international...
  • Cyclone Pam has caused mass devastation of the tiny island nation of Vanuatu. ActionAid is on the ground working with local women's groups as the community starts to rebuild their lives. The focus...
  • My colleague Carol Angir and I arrived in Vanuatu four days ago (21st March). We arrived with a firm commitment to support the local women’s agencies we knew were responding to the crisis and doing...
  • Miriam Bule, 59, lost her house when cyclone Pam struck the tiny island nation of Vanuatu in the Pacific region. Miriam has been a volunteer at the Vanuatu Women's Centre which ActionAid has been...
  • This blog has been written by Rafat Yasmeen-Buriro from Pakistan, who was supported by ActionAid to attend the recent World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction to share the leadership women are...
  • 10 things you need to know about women in disaster response and preparedness:Natural disaster events have increased significantly over the last decade, killing over 700,000 people and injuring 1.4...
  • As the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction continues in Japan, international aid agency ActionAid is urging policy makers and world leaders to take stock of new research indicating that...
  • The World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction continues this week in Sendai, Japan. ActionAid representatives have joined thousands of others in Sendai – world leaders, policy makers, civil society...
  • As ActionAid, we work towards a world free of poverty and injustice, and strive to ensure resilience for the most marginalized - particularly for the poor, women and girls - in a disaster-affected...
  • Last week Antonio Guterres, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, warned that that the world is losing its ability to prevent conflicts, and is failing to effectively respond to them."The Syria and...
  • Julie Bishop made a statement in Washington DC on tax overnight that sent a ripple of excitement through the ActionAid office this morning. The Sydney Morning Herald reported this morning that...
  • I was just one year old when Anita Cobby was murdered, and yet her death was one of those things that informed my upbringing – it was something that contributed to my understanding of the world. It...