Irregular rains in 2009 have led to a severe lack of pasture, water and a poor harvest in Niger. Oxfam is distributing food and supplies and buying weak livestock from herders at above market levels.
African countries have called for a suspension of all further talks on the Kyoto Protocol - except for discussions on rich country emissions reduction targets - until substantial pro
In 2005 the International Monetary Fund (IMF) introduced the Policy Support Instrument (PSI).
Last year poor people around the world endured the consequences of the food and energy price crisis.