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.
Millennium Development Goals
Oxfam's Louis Belanger said: "The decision in March by Prime Minister Harper to freeze the aid budget for the next five years is not what we need right now."
The UN General Secretary Ban Ki Moon will today announce a major financial commitment - $40 billion - for Child and Maternal Health.
Oxfam reaction to the “1000 Days to Improve Child Nutrition” MDG Summit side event, co-hosted by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Micheal Martin, Irish Foreign Affairs Minister: <
Commenting on the discussion today about innovative funding for development at the MDG Summit Leading Group on Innovative Finance, Oxfam spokesperson Veronica Hernandez said:
European Commission President José Manuel Barroso, on behalf of the European Union, today proposed a package of 1 billion Euros [$1.3 billion] to support reaching the MDGs in African, Carib
Oxfam spokesperson Emma Seery:
Responding to the World Bank's announcement at the UN MDG Summit in New York that it will increase its investment in basic education by an additional $750 million for countries off track on