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Joint agency release: It is a global scandal that millions of women and newborn babies die or suffer severe injury during childbirth every year – despite the fact that the vast majority of these injuries and deaths are preventable.

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Oxfam and TckTckTck welcomed delegates to the June Bonn Climate Change Talks by fending off offers of sharky loans for climate adaptation funding. Credit: Paul Horsman/Global Campaign for Climate Action

A global bank tax to help poor countries survive the economic crisis must be urgently agreed, Oxfam said today ahead of the G20 meeting of finance ministers in Busan, South Korea.

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In 2008, Ghana made healthcare free for pregnant women, partly thanks to foreign aid money. These photos show how this has already helped hundreds of thousands of women – and what else aid can achieve.

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Campaigners demand action to end poverty, 2008 G8 Summit. Emily Subden/Oxfam

Oxfam is calling on world leaders to keep the promises they made in the past and set us on the right course for the future now – on climate change, poverty and the global economy.

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Martha Wainwright and Jim Kerr record an original version of the Simple Minds song 'Promised You a Miracle' to draw attention to the thousands of women still dying from avoidable complications in childbirth and pregnancy. Credit: Alice Rosenbaum

Jim Kerr and Martha Wainwright have re-invented the iconic 80s hit Promised You A Miracle, to call on world leaders to keep the promises they have made on overseas aid and save the lives of mothers in poor countries.

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Nurse Melifa Mphasa, age 43, listens to the pregnant belly of patient Modeste in the labor ward at Bwalia 'Bottom' Hospital in Lilongwe, Malawi. Credit: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Oxfam

On the 24th and 25th of June, the G8 leaders will meet in Canada. These powerful nations must keep their promises, and act now to get the Millennium Development Goals back on track.

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In a major new report, Oxfam calls for aid to be increased, better targeted, made more predictable and governed more accountably.

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Climat Tribunal. Credit: Oxfam

Major greenhouse gas emitters must help poor countries cope with climate change while recognizing the human rights and gender aspects of climate change, a panel of judges ruled at the Asian People’s Climate Court in Bangkok on Tuesday.

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Rice farmers harvesting in Astuare. Credit Chris Young

World trade rules will not be reformed in the interests of poor countries despite this month’s G8+5’s commitment to finalize the stagnant Doha trade talks by 2010.

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