G20 must not side-line poverty and inequality

Adriano Campolina, Chief Executive of ActionAid, speaking at the G20 Summit in Turkey today, said:

“ActionAid joins the G20 governments in expressing its condemnation of the terrorist attacks in Paris, Baghdad and Beirut and expressing our solidarity with the people of France, Iraq and Lebanon.

“The summit has rightly been dominated by the attacks but I am concerned that vital development issues such as climate change, inequality and tax justice are not being discussed in the depth that they deserve.

“Governments must not side-line poverty and inequality even as they address domestic and international security concerns. I am also concerned that there could be an even more brutal and panicked reaction to the migration crisis than we’ve already seen in Europe. The horrible attacks in Paris, Baghdad and Beirut must not be used to further discriminate and ostracise refugees and migrants.”

Interview: Adriano Campolina, Chief Executive of ActionAid, is available for interview at the G20 in Antalya. Please contact Sameer Dossani in Antalya, Turkey at +12023293406

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For more information please contact: Paul Dyett, ActionAid International Media Manager, email: Paul.Dyett@actionaid.org Tel: +44 (0) 7722 136979

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