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  • (Nairobi, Friday 30 November 2012) As the 14th Ordinary East Africa Heads of State Summit closes without any commitment to act on the crisis in DRC, John Abuya from ActionAid says:

  • As East African Heads of State gather in Nairobi to discuss solutions to conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo ActionAid urges them to take immediate measures to assist those worst affected and engage in negotiations that will lay the foundation for sustainable peace.

  • WHAT:            Press Conference

    As the humanitarian crisis in DRC gathers pace and thousands flee the violence, East African Heads of State prepare to meet in Nairobi to discuss a response.ActionAid  will brief journalists ahead of the meeting to reveal the latest humanitarian situation on the ground, what ordinary Congolese people are facing and what NGO’s are calling for to assist those worst affected.

  • Doha, Qatar, November 26, 2012) – As the 18th session of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)’s Conference of Parties (COP) begins, ActionAid calls on international leaders to be accountable to people living in poverty, particularly in the wake of recent major environmental disasters.

    Since 2011, record-breaking instances of climate-related catastrophes—from hurricanes to droughts to floods—took place across the globe. Regardless of geographic location, there is no escaping the impacts of climate change, and no one is immune. Yet, those living in poverty, particularly those who lack adequate shelter to withstand extreme weather and who depend on rain-fed agriculture for food security, are hit especially hard – despite the fact that they had little or no role in causing the climate crisis.

  • As 11 Heads of States from Africa’s Great Lakes Region gather in Kampala to discuss the peace process for DRC, ActionAid today calls for humanitarian agencies to be given access to communities affected by the violence.

  • The latest developments in the on-going conflict in North Kivu province in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) continue to cause untold humanitarian suffering to thousands of innocent civilians, says ActionAid.

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