In their Deauville Accountability Report, the G8 has massaged the figures, claiming to have delivered almost US$49 billion of the promised $50 billion. But according to the OECD, responsible for measuring the official aid figures, the G8 have delivered just $31 billion.
Yema, 39, lives alone with her son, in Nepal. When her husband left them 16 years ago, she had to struggle to find food and to survive on her own. Despite these difficulties, she has been able to pay for the education of her son and has worked hard to secure their future.
Given the rapid expansion and recurrence of the food crises in West Africa and the inadequate responses of policy makers and other actors, Oxfam and Bilital Maroobe say it is necessary to rethink the strategies to implement in order to respond to these recurring disasters.
Irma was born in La Coaba, Guantanamo, in the eastern-most province of Cuba. But love of Candonquita and the years dedicated to working the land, she says, made her a Santiago native, a follower of the National Association of Small Farmers (ANAP), and very revolutionary.
International agency Oxfam today called on rich countries and institutions, meeting for the third time in as many months to discuss flood-ravaged Pakistan, to end the talking and start giving the substantial funds needed to help save lives and start to rebuild the country.
UN countries began to find common ground on some important and deep-seated problems contributing to global hunger, at a meeting of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) that ends in Rome tomorrow.