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 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
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
A child dies every two minutes from hunger and malnutrition in the isolated African drylands, 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.
We’re the Meek family, Tim, Kerry, Amy (11) and Ella (9). Earlier this year we set ourselves a new challenge: to complete 500 miles using non-motorised means of transport fundraising £500 for TREE AID, £1 for each mile that we cover. We believe that TREE AID is a truly worthy cause and want to support
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
TREE AID welcomes a new study which shows that the world is getting greener, driven in a large part by new tree growth in the arid savannahs and scrublands of in Africa and Australia. The study, published yesterday in the Nature Climate Change journal, shows that the world’s vegetation is increasing. This is good news
Today we are delighted to announce that we have recruited John Moffett as our new CEO, succeeding Philip Goodwin who has become Chief Executive of VSO. John will lead TREE AID in our ambitious strategy to plant 3 million trees each year and directly support a million people (and indirectly support many more through our
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.
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