As the number of people fleeing to Europe passes one million, Oxfam is calling on the international community to address what is a global crisis. The uncomfortable truth is that the conflicts and brutality fuelling refugee migration have grown in recent years to unprecedented levels.
Oxfam welcomes today’s orientation debate on the EU Emissions Trading System as some Member States spoke out in favor of the ETS being a more predictable source of funds for climate action in poor countries.
The number of refugees arriving in Europe needs to be put in perspective, Oxfam said today, calling on wealthy states to help refugees and poor communities in countries neighboring Syria.
Poverty and inequality in Europe have reached shocking levels, according to a new Oxfam report.
Commenting on the failure of EU Energy Ministers to reach agreement on EU biofuel policy today, Marc Olivier Herman, Oxfam’s biofuels expert said:
European austerity programs have dismantled the mechanisms that reduce inequality and enable equitable growth.
EU Development Ministers, meeting today in Brussels, gave the green light to SHARE - a new European initiative to boost the prevention of hunger and famine in the Horn of Africa. <
Global food prices will more than double within 20 years, as a new age of crisis forces the collapse of our global food system.
Claims today have surfaced that Europe will fall €200 million short of its previous pledge to raise €2.4bn to help poor countries cope with climate change in 2010, and by as much as €357 mi