National media briefing: the Yorkshire Children's Hospital Fund, the Children's Society, Médecins Sans Frontières and Action Aid

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

A charity administrator who took more than £76,000 from the Yorkshire Children's Hospital Fund has been sentenced to 15 months in prison after he admitted theft at York Crown Court.

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Four in 10 disabled children in the UK live in poverty, according to the Children's Society, which is calling on the government to rethink planned changes to welfare benefits in the UK.

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The international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières says it has been forced to end its operations in Thailand after interference by the Thai government in its treatment of undocumented migrant workers.

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A group of leading aid agencies, including Action Aid, is warning the Foreign Secretary, William Hague, and his counterparts in Nato that efforts to withdraw western troops from Afghanistan threaten the safety of women in the country, whose treatment was cited as one of the reasons for the conflict.

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