Oxfam welcomes German announcement of more aid for Africa; Calls on other G8 countries to meet the challenge
International agency Oxfam today welcomed the German government’s announcement ahead of the G8 summit of an increase in overseas aid of €750m (US$1b) a year for four years starting in 2008, and urged other G8 countries to rise to Germany’s challenge.
“With just days to go before the start of the G8 summit in Heiligendamm, the Germans have set a good example by taking a big step forward in terms of their aid to Africa, ” said Max Lawson, Senior Policy advisor at Oxfam. “Coupled with the US announcement of more aid for HIV/AIDS, this really lays down the gauntlet to other G8 countries, particularly France and Italy who are failing to deliver promised increases.”
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