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Malawian artist Innocent Willinga painted this canvas, entitled 'Green Future', to illustrate climate change impacts on rural communities. It was the centerpiece of a powerful display of paintings at the UN climate change conference at Poznan in Poland.

The G20 should take urgent action to protect poor countries from economic crisis that is forcing 100 people-a-minute into poverty, Oxfam said today. Developing countries across the globe are struggling to respond to the global recession.

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Finance ministers and central bankers from the G20 nations met in London on Saturday, as a preparatory session for the G20 meeting in Pittsburgh later this month, and to lay the groundwork for the Copenhagen climate talks in December.

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The first of May traditionally sees workers march through the center of La Paz (Bolivia) and for the last few years has been a focus of all the social movements to voice their demands to the government. Credit: Renato Guimaraes/Oxfam

G20 finance ministers meeting in London this weekend should provide a $280 billion bailout for millions of poor people struggling to survive the economic crisis. We provide three easy ways the G20 could deliver this up.

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As poor countries face the full impact of the economic crisis, European governments are falling short by nearly €40bn (USD$55m) on their aid promises and will not meet their 2010 aid target until 2012, a new report from CONCORD reveals.

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G20 leaders must take four concrete steps during the next few months to demonstrate their promise of a new world economic order will move beyond rhetoric to reality, Oxfam said today.

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Anwarul Islam has not been able to find suitable work or employment since he lost his job in a garment factory well over a month ago. He left his native Bangladesh four years ago to pursue a better paid job.

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As a major exporter of textiles, Thailand has been hit hard as global demand for clothing and footwear has dropped. Dow Punpiputt, Communications Officer for Oxfam in Thailand, went to visit some women who had lost their jobs.

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Fatimata carries wood home after school in mali. Ami Vitale/Oxfam

Finding the opportunity in a crisis is more than a snappy political catchphrase. It is the opportunity for the leaders of the G20 meeting on April 2nd to take long-term decisions in the interests of people and the planet. (a joint agency op-ed on the G20)

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