On Saturday April 16, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Ecuador killing hundreds of people, leaving thousands wounded and causing severe damage to infrastructure. Access to safe drinking water and storage, as well as shelter is urgently needed. With your help we can reach the most vulnerable populations with vital assistance.
Robin Hood Tax
Today, at a meeting of EU Finance Ministers in Luxembourg, Commissioner Algirdas Semeta announced that another four countries are in support of moving forward with a Financial Transactions Tax (FTT
Speaking at the end of the Rio+20 UN Summit on Sustainable Development, Barbara Stocking, Chief Executive, Oxfam GB said:
Today EU Finance Ministers, meeting in Luxembourg, agreed to drop the idea of an EU-wide European Financial Transaction Tax (FTT).
Speaking at a press conference at the Rio+20 Summit, Barbara Stocking, Chief Executive, Oxfam GB said:
European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said today at the G20 that he expects agreement on a Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) to be reached soon.
European leaders meeting today to discuss ways of boosting economic growth should press ahead with plans for a financial transaction tax (FTT), Oxfam said.
From East Africa to Japan, from Ivory Coast to Pakistan, the year 2011 has been marked by tragic disasters and crises, which seriously hit the most vulnerable people. Oxfam has responded to these crises, with both emergency and long-term programs, and launched a new global campaign, GROW.