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When aid is used to support developing country budgets, provided long-term and without unecessary strings attached, governments in developing countries can make effective plans to help the poorest people in their country.

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Aid makes a real difference to the lives of the poorest people around the world. It is a vital way to help to lift millions of people out of poverty. This short animation explains why.

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In a major new report, Oxfam calls for aid to be increased, better targeted, made more predictable and governed more accountably.

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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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A school in Haiti, two weeks after the earthquake. Credit: Ivan M. Garcia / Oxfam

Port-au-Prince: Three months after the catastrophic earthquake that struck Port-au-Prince, an in-depth survey of over 1,700 Haitians shows people’s top priorities for reconstruction are jobs and schools.

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On March 12th, 2010, film students from Haiti's only film school Cine Institute in Jacmel, in partnership with Oxfam and FilmAid, asked Haitians about their priorities for rebuilding their country: jobs, schools and homes.

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The European Union is rumored to be preparing just a token handout for climate action in poor countries for the next three years, with no guarantee that this money is going to come on top of existing aid commitments.

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International agency Oxfam is sending an emergency response team to Samoa today to help meet the urgent needs of people affected by the yesterday’s tsunami.

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