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Climate change hits poor people first and worst. Demand global action while there's still time.

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Climate change hits poor people first and worst. Demand global action while there's still time.

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Halim sitting by a partially built home. Halim received 18 pieces of metal sheeting, screws, nails, timber and a carpentry toolkit from Oxfam to build his new house. Credit: Oxfam

Almost one year after Cyclone Sidr ravaged southern Bangladesh last November 15, killing more than 3,000 people and leaving millions homeless, more than one million survivors are struggling without proper shelter and are at greater risk of disease than before.

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Komudei women's group: Group member Elizabeth Apuw Mariao taking money for food she has sold from her market stall in Kakuma. Credit: Crispin Hughes/Oxfam

The urgency shown by rich countries to tackle the financial meltdown stands in stark contrast to their foot-dragging and broken promises over aid and poverty alleviation, human rights and climate change.

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The World Bank and the IMF must cushion developing countries from the financial crisis that is threatening to hit them hard, while also tackling the challenges of food and fuel price increases, said international agency Oxfam today.

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A number of Oxfam’s high profile ambassadors called on G8 leaders to urgently respond to global poverty challenges, starting with a boost in funds for climate change, the food crisis and development aid.

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Over 1 million people submitted a wish for the G8 leaders to keep the promises they made in 2005. Photo: Oxfam

This July the eight richest countries – the G8 – met in Japan to talk about global poverty and climate change. The outcome however failed to deliver the breakthroughs that are so urgently needed.

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Man spreading fair trade coffee beans out to dry in the sun, Honduras. Credit: Gilvan Barreto/Oxfam

Investment in agriculture, land rights, working conditions, access to markets and climate change are the main issues of this campaign

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The credibility of G8 finance ministers will be tested this weekend as the world waits for more urgent and stronger action to tackle global poverty in the face of climate change and rising food prices.

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