Tagged: poverty

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International agency Oxfam today called for a radical shake up of the Food Aid Convention, being negotiated in London this week (week of 28 February), to ensure the burgeoning number of hungry people in the world get the predictable, timely and appropriate aid they need.

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Progress in girls’ education, one of the rare Afghan success stories of the last nine years and vital to the long-term development and stability of the country, is under threat, 16 aid agencies including Oxfam and CARE warned today in a new report.

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Ashley Jackson

Ashley Jackson, Oxfam’s outgoing Head of Policy and Advocacy in Afghanistan, reflects on her experiences over the last two years in the country.

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Women carrying water. Bazega, Kary, Burkina Faso. Photot: Tomás Abella/Oxfam

The world’s leading economies must act now to stop the price of basic foods from surging further out of the reach of poor people. They must also commit to a Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) to help millions of people hit by the economic crisis and climate change.

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Oxfam calls on donors to allocate life-saving aid based on need not on short-term political or military gains

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Over half of the people do not have access to clean drinking water.

Southern Sudan will face enormous challenges and will need long-term support from the rest of the world regardless of the outcome of this week’s referendum. The vote could create the world’s newest country, which would also be home to some of the world’s poorest people.

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