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TREE AID staff safe after hotel shooting in Burkina Faso

TREE AID staff are safe after a hotel shooting in Ouagadougou, the Burkina Faso capital, on Friday, 15 January 2016. At least 28 people were killed in the attack on the Splendid Hotel and nearby Cappuccino Café, which is being claimed by militant group Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb. Our programme has not been affected

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This National Tree Week, help plant trees and save lives in Africa

This year to celebrate National Tree Week, development charity TREE AID is calling for support to spread the benefits of trees, by helping communities in Africa plant trees and Grow Hope for their families. Every 2 minutes a child dies from hunger and malnutrition in the drylands.  Deforestation and climate change have led to degradation

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TREE AID teams up with One Tree Per Child to plant 10,000 new trees

Press Release via Bristol City Council Kevin McCloud and Pat Cash join local people to plant a unique tree ‘cathedral’ as part of Bristol’s One Tree Per Child and Future Perfect Public Art programmes.   As the tree-planting season gets underway, television broadcaster Kevin McCloud, former Wimbledon Champion Pat Cash,  Bristol Mayor George Ferguson, One

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TREE AID launch Grow Hope appeal to raise £250,000

A child dies every two minutes from hunger and malnutrition in the isolated African drylands[1], TREE AID warns today, as it launches an appeal to help 32,000 families. Climate change & deforestation, has left vast swathes of the region lacking the right conditions to grow food for local communities – leaving many to go hungry.

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In conversation with John Moffett, TREE AID’s new CEO

John Moffett will be joining TREE AID as CEO in June. He was born in County Down in Northern Ireland and is currently living in Dublin in the Republic of Ireland. John has an excellent track record in international development and has spent most of his career working on behalf of communities in Africa. After graduating with

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TREE AID celebrates International Day of Forests and the Tree

Today TREE AID is celebrating the International Day of Forests and the Tree. Forests cover one third of the Earth’s land mass and around 1.6 billion people across the world depend on forests for their livelihood. In the harsh, isolated, drylands of West Africa, where TREE AID works, people depend on trees for their survival. 

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How to: Turn Trees to Treasure

  Under the shade of a Neem tree, a woman sits on a small wooden stall, continuously stirring a roasting pot. Behind her a blind woman pounds shea nuts into a fine powder. Two other women are bent over, straight-backed, in a position that would impress even the most talented yoga practitioner, as they energetically

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