Record Details

NGOActionAid UK
AddressActionAid UK, Hamlyn House, Macdonald Rd, Archway, London, N19 5PG
Telephone020 75617561
Background InformationActionAid began life as a small-scale child-sponsorship organisation, operating in India and Kenya. After dramatic expansion in the 1970s and 1980s, it is now a development agency working in 42 countries, with a strong operational focus on working with local partners and aid recipients. ActionAid's priorities are women's rights, the right to education, human security, food and education, and the fight against HIV/AIDS. ActionAid is the UK's third largest development agency, and works in more than 30 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. The charity is also one of the member agencies of the Disasters Emergency Committee. Source: and Foster & Sheppard, British Archives (4th edition, 2002)
Year Created1972
Other Names / Antecedent BodiesChristian Youth Appeal (1971-72); Action in Distress (1972-80)
Related OrganisationsVoluntary and Christian Services Trust; Disasters Emergency Committee; Trade Justice Movement; Corporate Responsibility (CORE) Coalition; UK Food Group
KeywordsChildren and young people; Education; Gender; HIV/AIDS; International development and humanitarian aid; War, conflict and pacifism.
Last Edited ByRC at 04/09/2007 15:39:40