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Islamic Relief UK launches Afghanistan emergency appeal as it warns of the country on the brink of famine 

  The charity is one of the few agencies now delivering emergency aid on the ground as extreme hunger and winter threatens the lives of millions As a harsh winter sets in for 23 million people facing acute hunger, Islamic Relief UK has launched an emergency appeal for Afghanistan as one of the few aid agencies delivering emergency aid in the country. The charity is warning that the country is just one step away from famine as many families are ...

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Focus on climate justice at COP26

Rayhan Ahmed Topader:   The Industrial Revolution was driven by the active pursuit of profit. This time we are driven by the emergency facing our planet, coupled with the need to ensure a fair and just recovery of our world economies from the pandemic.As principal of the University of Glasgow and a member of the Scotia Group an international, independent ...

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UK announces £120m to support climate action in Bangladesh

  COP President Alok Sharma announced on 9th November how £165 million of UK funding will tackle climate change, including by addressing the gender inequalities that make women and girls more vulnerable to climate change, and by empowering women and girls to be leaders in climate action. One of these new programmes is £120m for Bangladesh, from 2021 to 2027. ...

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Regional and global concern of G20

  Rayhan Ahmed Topader:   The Group of Twenty Leaders Summit 2021 convenes in October 2021 in Rome Italy. For 2021, the G20, under the Italian Presidency, will focus on three broad, interconnected pillars of action: People, Planet, Prosperity. The Leaders Summit is the climax of the G20 process. In addition to the Summit, ministerial meetings, Sherpa meetings working groups ...

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London Freemasons pledge support for young Londoners with mental health challenges

Thousands of young Londoners with challenges around mental health will get help and support thanks to grants totalling £70,000 from the London Freemasons. In response to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on mental health, particularly among the young, the London Freemasons – in partnership with the UGLE (United Grand Lodge of England) and MCF (Masonic Charitable Foundation) – have ...

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Tower Hamlets secures £9.3m for Whitechapel improvements

  Whitechapel Road will benefit from £9.3m investment after Tower Hamlets Council and Transport for London (TfL) successfully secured government funding. Whitechapel Road is the cultural and historical heart of Whitechapel, and home to its iconic street market. It is experiencing rapid transformation with the arrival of the Elizabeth line, the Council’s new Town Hall, and other forthcoming investments. The ...

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Religious leaders stand united as COP26 gets underway

COP26 is underway, and as the conference officially opened, the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) joined Islamic Relief Worldwide and religious leaders from a range of faiths and traditions gathered in Glasgow to express shared, urgent calls for climate justice. Convening at Garnethill Synagogue on Sunday, religious leaders from no less than 10 different religions gathered for an interfaith service and ...

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Influence refugee and unmanaged migration

Rayhan Ahmed Topader:   Public perception of and opinions on human trafficking, human smuggling and the situation of migrants in general is in a state of flux; perceptions and opinions are heavily influenced by media depictions and highly dependent on the general political climate of a society. Political, public and even academic debates are often polarizing events that are characterized ...

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