As world leaders meet in New York at a special Summit on poverty, aid agency Oxfam slammed the lack of urgency by the international community in tackling the ongoing food crisis now affecting close to one billion people.
When the UN meets this week to discuss the Millennium Development Goals maternal mortality will be high on the agenda. The target to cut the rate by three quarters by 2015 is the most severely off-track of all the MDGs.
Ahead of a crucial meeting in New York next week to assess the state of the world’s fight against global poverty, international agency Oxfam called on world leaders to redouble their efforts to fight the impact of rising food and fuel prices.
Chad, 10 September 2008 – The protection mission in eastern Chad is unable to deal with spiraling insecurity leaving half a million people vulnerable to attacks and abuse warns international agency, Oxfam in a report published today.
The global food crisis needs a wide-ranging plan to resolve it...