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Oxfam today celebrated news that donors had increased their development aid spending to $134.8 billion in 2013, which the OECD says stands at the highest-ever recorded level. However aid levels to Africa dropped by 5.6% to just $28.9 billion – back to the levels they were 10 years ago.

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Arifa, 12, in a flooded land in Bangladesh. Photo: Shehab Uddin/DRIK/Oxfam

Governments must move quickly at this year’s first UN climate change meeting to plug the gaping deficit of funds to help developing countries adapt to climate change and lower their emissions.

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A staggering 40 per cent drop in funding focused on climate change adaptation, revealed by the OECD yesterday, should prompt renewed action at the Ministerial Meeting on Mobilizing Climate Finance in Washington and meetings of EU climate experts in Brussels next week.

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Government negotiators meeting in Busan, South Korea are working through the night in a last ditch effort to reach a deal on the future of global aid

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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 sand storm in Darfur. It is possible to travel for hundreds of kilometres without seeing a single hospital or health clinic. Schools, too, are few and far between. Credit: Adrian McIntyre/Oxfam

The 2009 overseas aid figures released today by the OECD show that rich countries are failing to deliver on their promises to poorer countries. The amount of aid has fallen by $3.5 billion when compared with last year’s prices.

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Cité Soleil, Haiti’s largest shanty-town, is located on the waterfront to the north of Port-au-Prince. Credit: Caroline Irby/Oxfam

The 10% increase in foreign aid to $120 billion is welcome but still nowhere near enough to meet the needs of poor countries in the face of global economic meltdown.

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