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Dressed in colourful shawls, women walk out in the early evening at an IDP camp based in the grounds of Takht Bhai's technical college. Credit: Alixandra Fazzina/ Oxfam

A group of nine major international aid agencies said today that their aid effort of reaching over 1 million victims of the fighting in Swat valley of Pakistan was under threat due to a lack of funds. The agencies face a shortfall in excess of $42m.

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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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Oxfam International called on EU foreign ministers to go beyond calls for increased humanitarian access into Gaza and push Israel and Hamas to agree an immediate ceasefire.

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The people of the Gaza Strip are facing a humanitarian crisis unless the bombing stops and the Israelis allow immediate access for aid shipments.

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Ten years of conflict in D.R. Congo has left five million dead and over a million displaced. Oxfam is there.

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International aid agency Oxfam is to double its aid effort and help nearly 200,000 people caught up in the recent upsurge of fighting in eastern Congo.

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Komudei women's group: Group member Elizabeth Apuw Mariao taking money for food she has sold from her market stall in Kakuma. Credit: Crispin Hughes/Oxfam

The urgency shown by rich countries to tackle the financial meltdown stands in stark contrast to their foot-dragging and broken promises over aid and poverty alleviation, human rights and climate change.

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These women have left their village in the Afar region of Ethiopia, in search of food and water. Almost all the children here are either malnourished or severely malnourished. Credit: Nick Danziger/Oxfam

The number of Ethiopians needing emergency assistance has jumped by 40 percent from 4.6 million to 6.4 million people since June, according to latest official figures from the United Nations and the Ethiopian government.

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