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  • In Zambia's Western Province, ActionAid is supporting the distribution of maize, beans and cooking oil. Photo: Fredrick Ntoka/ActionAid

    Southern Africa food crisis: the response in Zambia

    Posted in Blog on 28 February 2020

    ActionAid’s Gemma Bruley-Prince, returning from Zambia, describes the urgency of the Southern Africa food crisis, the response and the need for action now.

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    Southern Africa food crisis: “I don’t know how we will cope”

    Posted in Blog on 25 February 2020

    ActionAid’s Ed Watkiss discusses the situation on the ground in Zimbabwe, in the midst of an escalating food crisis that’s risking millions of lives in Southern Africa.

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    Southern Africa food crisis: the climate emergency in action

    Posted in Blog on 29 January 2020

    The escalating Southern Africa food crisis is putting millions of lives at risk. Find out what’s happening in the affected countries, directly from ActionAid staff on the ground.

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  • MP Margaret Hodge visits a UK Aid funded project to improve hygiene and tackle cholera in Lusaka, Zambia. . Photo: ActionAid

    "UK Government must be consistently transparent in aid spending"

    Posted in Blog on 18 July 2017

    Rt Hon Dame Margaret Hodge, Public Accounts Committee chair until 2015, visited Zambia with ActionAid UK earlier this year to see how the UK foreign aid budget saves lives. While the Department of International Development is regarded as a world leader in effective aid, a National Audit Office report published today criticised the lack of transparency among other government departments spending that money. Here, she reflects on the report and on the urgent need for action to ensure taxpayers - and beneficiaries - get value for money.

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  • St.Nicholas’ School children discussed tax in their philosophy lessons throughout February. This group discussed ‘Should we use [tax] loopholes for our own benefit?’ . Photo: ActionAid

    Children tackle tax in class

    Posted in Blog on 13 March 2017

    Tax can be complicated, but it’s important for every citizen to understand what it’s used for and how it works. This is why ActionAid UK and our partners SAPERE have developed Philosophy for Children (P4C) resources that encourage children to discuss tax and the issues which surround it. 

    The children of Elm Class at St Nicholas’ School in Oxford invited us along to hear what they had to say on the subject.

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  • Nalishebo holds an uprooted wild grass known as Zita which is cleaned and dried, pounded and then cooked for the family to eat in the absence of any other nourishment during the food crisis in Zambia. Photo: Fredrick Ntoka/ActionAid


    Posted 8 December 2015

    ActionAid has been working in Zambia since 2006. We are currently providing urgent food supplies in southern and western Zambia facing a severe food shortage.

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