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.
Faltering overseas aid figures announced today are depriving poor countries of a massive $18bn worth of life-saving aid, at a time when 64 million more people globally have been pushed into poverty by the financial crisis.
Oxfam calls on donors to allocate life-saving aid based on need not on short-term political or military gains
A special Eurobarometer report on development aid and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), published today by the European Commission, reveals that 9 out of 10 Europeans express steadfast support for overseas aid despite the economic recession in Europe.
In response to a draft United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Outcome Document circulating today, Oxfam urges the UN to turn reams of nice words into an action agenda that genuinely delivers on fighting poverty.