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.
Robert Zoellick / the food crisis:
Oxfam spokesperson Luc Lamprière said:
In response to the Food and Agriculture Organization’s announcement that global food prices slightly decreased last month, Oxfam’s policy advisor Luca Chinotti said:
“Today President Sarkozy signaled that a number of ‘lead’ countries could forge ahead this year with a tiny levy on financial transactions – a Robin Hood tax – and that he is confident othe
About Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) and innovative financing for development
Reacting to business leaders’ proposals on climate change, Jeremy Hobbs, Executive Director of Oxfam International said:
When the G20 meets in Seoul in November 2010, it has a big choice to make.