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As a result of severe drought, the 2009 harvest in Niger produced less than a quarter of the country’s annual needs. Now half of all Nigeriens do not have enough food. Oxfam and our partners have implemented a destocking humanitarian program in the most vulnerable areas.

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Celebrity Bill Nighy travelled to Huntsville, Ontario to ask the G8 leaders hard hitting questions about what they plan on delivering a this year’s Summit.

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No maple leaf can hide the shame of Canada’s summit of broken promises

As the G8 Summit comes to a close, international agency Oxfam criticized the leaders for their failure to deliver on their promises and for trying to divert attention by cobbling together a small initiative for maternal and child health.

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EU Development Ministers have just recommited to an old promise made by donors back in 1970s, failing to provide any guarantees to poor countries that Europe is serious about getting back on track to meet the Millennium Development Goals, warns Oxfam.

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Oxfam and TckTckTck welcomed delegates to the June Bonn Climate Change Talks by fending off offers of sharky loans for climate adaptation funding. Credit: Paul Horsman/Global Campaign for Climate Action

A global bank tax to help poor countries survive the economic crisis must be urgently agreed, Oxfam said today ahead of the G20 meeting of finance ministers in Busan, South Korea.

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In 2008, Ghana made healthcare free for pregnant women, partly thanks to foreign aid money. These photos show how this has already helped hundreds of thousands of women – and what else aid can achieve.

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With all eyes on Africa for the world’s biggest football tournament this month, international development agency Oxfam this week launches Don’t Drop the Ball on Aid, a global game of 'keepy uppy' that will link fans worldwide in an amazing video chain.

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Martha Wainwright and Jim Kerr record an original version of the Simple Minds song 'Promised You a Miracle' to draw attention to the thousands of women still dying from avoidable complications in childbirth and pregnancy. Credit: Alice Rosenbaum

Jim Kerr and Martha Wainwright have re-invented the iconic 80s hit Promised You A Miracle, to call on world leaders to keep the promises they have made on overseas aid and save the lives of mothers in poor countries.

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