Tagged: aid effectiveness

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The ruins of the former Presidential residence, Darlaman Palace. Credit: Ashley Jackson/Oxfam

The US Defense Secretary’s call for international donors to fight corruption in Afghanistan is likely to have the support of the Afghan people, Oxfam said today.

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The Security Council has today reaffirmed its readiness and willingness to respond to situations where civilians are being targeted or humanitarian assistance is being obstructed.

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Internally displaced men and children, fleeing military operations in the Swat valley region, line up for curry and bread at the UNHCR Yar Hussain camp in Swabi district, Pakistan, June 2, 2009. Credit: REUTERS/ Adrees Latif/ Courtesy of Alertnet.org

Millions of people forced to flee the fighting in Pakistan’s Swat Valley struggled to receive vital aid because the international community provided too little help, too late, according to a report released today by international aid agency Oxfam.

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The World Bank’s new assessment on the scale of finance needed to help developing countries adapt to the unavoidable impacts of climate change – $75-100bn per year on average from 2010-2050 – is a vital and timely contribution to the current climate negotiations under way in Bangkok.

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A young child taking shelter in Kabul. Credit: Mohammed Salim/Oxfam

Too few ordinary Afghans are benefiting from international aid efforts in their country, with a third of the population at risk of hunger.

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Jamila Yakubu (6) and her sister. Photo: Helen Palmer/Oxfam

Primary education for all is within reach in Ghana but help from rich countries is needed.

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Madjuta Chauque, 23, waits for the results of his HIV test at the satellite health post, Machaze, Mozambique, August 2007. Credit:  Steve Simon/Oxfam

Aid from Italy and other rich countries has been vital in helping the Mozambican government tackle poverty.

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Building shelters after the Tsunami.Photo: Jerry Galea/Oxfam

International aid works and is a crucial part of development

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60,000 women were able to give birth in health facilities. Credit: Oxfam

International aid has allowed the government of Nepal to ensure that universal and free health services are available.

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