National media briefing: the Halo Trust; the Inland Waterways Association and the Canal & River Trust; the Children's Society; Médecins Sans Frontieres; Citizens Advice

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

Prince Harry has agreed to become a patron of the 25th anniversary appeal of the mine-clearing charity the Halo Trust.

See the Daily Mail for full story

The Inland Waterways Association has accused the Canal & River Trust of letting a 300-year-old Gloucestershire lock fall into disrepair.

See BBC News for full story

More than a million children living in poverty in England are missing out on free school meals, according to the Children's Society.

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Two years of intense fighting in Syria have wrecked its healthcare system, according to a report by the medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières.

See BBC News for full story

Domestic violence figures are disturbingly high, says Citizens Advice; the charity received reports of attacks from 13,500 people – 80 per cent of them women – in 2012.

See The Guardian for full story

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