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DearG8: what's your plan to end the vicious cycle of hunger and poverty?

On the eve of the G8 Summit, international agency Oxfam called on world leaders heading to Camp David to make predictable, measureable funding and policy commitments that will help 50 million people lift themselves out of poverty through sustainable, small-scale agriculture by 2015.

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Aldaoula Banounassane cooks their first meal in 3 days. Photo: Fatoumata Diabate

The current food crisis in Niger is likely to escalate into a full-scale humanitarian emergency if urgent action is not taken, international agency Oxfam warned today. Already, 1.9 million people are at severe risk, and by April, this number could rise to 3.5 million people if help doesn’t come now, according to the National Early Warning System.

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Kate Raworth, Senior Researcher at Oxfam Great Britain introduces her discussion paper "A Safe and Just Space for Humanity: can we live within the doughnut?"

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Parwan-e-duo slum, Kabul, Afghanistan. Photo: Jason P. Howe/Oxfam

Inequality has increased in 14 of the 18 G20 countries since 1990 as economic growth has too often failed to benefit poor people.

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“Food, funds, inequality” issues will test G20 leaders’ ability to transform the global economy. The 2011 G20 Summit could be a watershed for global stability and prosperity if leaders rise above a narrow vision of self-interest and act decisively for the world’s poorest citizens.

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International aid agency Oxfam today releases a digital edition of its report Growing a Better Future: Food justice in a resource constrained world, to coincide with the beginning of ‘GROW Week’ – a week of activism highlighting the world’s broken food system.

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Secretive land deals are forcing poor families from their land and leaving them hungry. We've produced this video to help us start a conversation about how land grabs are impacting people's lives.

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Oxfam is releasing an online parody today of Alec Baldwin’s sales talk in the cult classic movie Glengarry Glen Ross, to highlight the issue of land grabs and their effect on poor people's lives.

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Oxfam has made a submission to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on its 2011 review of the conditions it attaches to its loans.

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