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Oxfam G8 Big Heads stunt: The G8 are cooking up the planet and spicing it with CO2. Credit: Nicola Sacco/Oxfam-UCODEP

After three days of talking, the Italian G8 Summit 2009 was more about broken promises and photo opportunities, instead of real progress on solving poverty.

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Oxfam Big Heads stunt: The G8 feasts while 1 in 6 in the world go hungry. Credit: Ilaria Di Biagio/Oxfam-UCODEP

We've reviewed and analyzed the G8 Communique from Day 1 of the Summit, and here's our take.

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G8 leaders lying on a triclinium, eating grapes and reciting ancient poems accompanied by a cetra, whilst huge flames destroy Rome. The eight leaders of the most powerful countries are, like Emperor Nero, ignoring the flaming crisis. Credit: Nicola Sacco

Aid money the G8 has promised but won’t deliver could save more than 3 million lives, Oxfam said today as leaders gathered for the summit in L’Aquila, Italy.

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Cyclone Aila (25 May 2009) caused substantial damage across areas of southern Bangladesh and West Bengal. Most of the damage was due to the high tidal surge, which broke through embankments, submerging villages and rural markets. Credit: Abir Abdullah/EPA

Our new report warns multiple climate impacts could reverse 50 years of work to end poverty. Shifting seasons are destroying harvests and causing widespread hunger - but this is just one of the multiple climate change impacts taking their toll on the world’s poorest people.

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Elisabeth Tamara, 10, with Nevado Huascaran, the highest mountain in Peru, in the background. Locals, who depend on glacial melt for their water   supplies, say the level of ice and snow on the mountain is retreating. Credit: Gilvan Barreto/Oxfam

The G8 Summit is an important opportunity to give action on climate change a huge political boost. G8 countries created the climate crisis and they have the financial resources to tackle it.

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We've gone into the Oxfam photo archive to put together these images and stories from our work, to highlight the issues we'll be pushing the G8 on this year.

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Songoi at his preschool in Noomunye, Ngorongoro, Tanzania. Credit: Geoff Sayer/Oxfam

We live in a world where every minute of every day somewhere in the developing world a woman dies needlessly in pregnancy and childbirth, and where millions of children do not go to school.

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