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Though de Boer moves on world leaders have barely started the job of tackling the climate crisis. With the lives and livelihoods of billions at stake they could learn much from de Boer's perseverance as well as his uncompromising commitment.

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Residents are cleaning up the Tapis Rouge camp in the Carrefour Feuilles neighborhood of Port-au-Prince, Haiti as part of Oxfam's cash-for-work program. Credit: Ivan Muñoz García/Oxfam

International agency Oxfam warns today a Herculean effort is still needed if public health in Haiti is not to deteriorate. Time is pressing as there are only six weeks before the start of the raining season.

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While we welcome the principle to agree on this much-needed women's agency, the attitude of some member states to weaken its mandate at the last minute is deplorable.

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Political leaders have admitted that they will probably fail to deliver on promises to halve world hunger by 2015

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Renewed violence in eastern DRC has forced some 250,000 people to flee their homes since August 2008. Credit: Darren Fletcher/The Sun

International leaders meeting in Nairobi, Kenya, this weekend should take immediate action to protect civilians who are at severe risk in eastern Congo, ten human rights and humanitarian agencies, said today.

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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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