A desperate and largely unknown humanitarian crisis is deteriorating in the Lake Chad Basin region of West Africa, forcing millions of people to flee their homes and leaving millions more in need of humanitarian assistance. Oxfam is providing life-saving support but help is urgently needed to prevent the crisis turning into a catastrophe.
Free Trade Agreements
In reaction to the new trade facilitation agreement approved in Bali on Saturday, Romain Benicchio, Senior Policy Advisor with Oxfam, said:
India is known as the pharmacy of the world but 65% of Indians have no access to essential medicines. This video explains how the State of Rajasthan in India is tackling the problem by promoting generic medicines and providing these free of charge in the public sector.
On the eve of a high-level summit between the leaders of India and the European Union in Delhi, Oxfam is calling on the EU not to pressure India into agreeing new trade rules that could deny hundreds of millions of people access to affordable medicines.