Tagged: Millennium Development Goals

Press Release

Ahead of a crucial meeting this Friday in Brussels to decide the fate of the proposed EU food crisis package, leading anti-poverty campaigners expressed their concern that no new resources will be used to address the situation of rising levels of hunger in the world.

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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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2004: Worker resting with his gun during work on the road from Kamion , in Uganda, to Oropoi in Kenya. Credit: Simon Nangiro/Oxfam

Global commitments to reduce poverty and improve lives cannot be reached unless the international community makes urgent progress towards controlling the arms trade, according to a new Oxfam report.

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As world leaders meet in New York at a special Summit on poverty, aid agency Oxfam slammed the lack of urgency by the international community in tackling the ongoing food crisis now affecting close to one billion people.

Campaign article

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Campaign article

Tell your government that you want them to meet their commitments to the MDGs, in your name.

Video

Watch as Scarlett Johansson, will.i.am, Annie Lennox, and some more names you might recognize, explain how we are the generation that can bring an end to extreme poverty.

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