Tagged: Millennium Development Goals
Monday’s UN World Food Summit in Rome (16-18th) could be a waste of time and money unless world leaders intervene now to salvage it. International agencies ActionAid and Oxfam say governments are at risk of throwing away a great chance to stop more than one billion people going hungry.
Half the world’s food is lost as waste and a billion people – one in every six of the world’s poorest – cannot access enough of the other half and so go hungry every day. Our leaders have another chance to put that right.
A new Oxfam report has today warned that at least 4.5 million children could die unless world leaders deliver additional funds to help poor countries fight the growing impact of climate change, rather than diverting it from existing aid promises.
Failure to provide free public healthcare in poor countries means that millions of people are paying with their lives, according to a research report published today by a group of 62 NGOs and health unions.
The European Commission published its paper on climate financing today ahead of the Copenhagen summit in December. It's offer would seek to divert money already promised for education and health in poor countries.
Climate change is already hitting poor people the hardest. We're calling for a fair and adequate deal which provides the funding poor countries need to adapt to a changing climate.