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Oxfam is pressing the G8 to keep their aid promises. Credit: Oxfam

The Leaders of the top eight economies in the world came to the G8 Summit in Deauville, France this year with a lot of explaining to do.

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Launched in Brussels on 19th May, this year’s flagship AidWatch report entitled 'Challenging self-interest: Getting EU aid fit for the fight against poverty' says that aid is becoming increasingly dictated by domestic political agendas.

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Sierra Leone used to be the worst place in the world to give birth. On 28 April last year, the government of Sierra Leone took a huge step in the fight to reduce maternal and child deaths by making health care free for pregnant and lactating mothers and children under the age of five.

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Faltering overseas aid figures announced today are depriving poor countries of a massive $18bn worth of life-saving aid, at a time when 64 million more people globally have been pushed into poverty by the financial crisis.

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A poll commissioned by Oxfam and carried out in six European countries found a majority of people in the UK, Germany, France, Spain and Italy all support a Robin Hood Tax.

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A major health insurance scheme in Ghana that the World Bank is pushing as a success model for other developing countries is severely flawed and not working for most Ghanaians, according to a new report by international agency Oxfam and Ghanaian NGOs.

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The European Parliament today adopted a report advocating the EU press ahead with the introduction of a Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) on a unilateral basis to raise money for public goods.

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Oxfam Ambassadors, Annie Lennox, Kristin Davis, Angelique Kidjo and Scarlett Johansson and invite you to celebrate the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, on 8 March 2011 and make it a catalyst for positive change.

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