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.
Renewed demands by the G77 for a UN-led body to stamp out tax havens were lauded by Oxfam today. G77 Ministers, who met on the side-lines of the UN General Assembly in New York, re-launched their proposal for a UN-led tax body, which was blocked at a UN meeting to discuss finance for development in Addis Ababa last year.
The ongoing conflict with Boko Haram in West Africa has pushed the number of people facing the threat of severe hunger to more than 6 million according to the latest assessments, say 15 humanitarian organizations.
Oxfam welcomes the support shown for the world’s refugees at President Obama's Leader’s Summit today - but what is needed now is to see governments pay up.
Monday's UN summit on Refugees and Migrants in New York is likely to fall far short of what is needed to address the global displacement crisis or protect people on the move.
Close to four million refugees and asylum seekers have fled from one conflict zone to another, Oxfam said today ahead of two summits on migration in New York next week.
Oxfam welcomes Pope Francis' message on human rights and justice for sustainable development, delivered at the opening of the historic Sustainable Development Summit in New York.
Oxfam joins world leaders, civil society and people around the world to celebrate the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals by world leaders at the United Nations, but cautions that progress toward them must be tangible, political and disruptive.
The Control Arms Coalition welcomed today’s signing of the Arms Trade Treaty by the United States.
The UN General Assembly outcome document agreed today exposes the unevenness and gaps in achieving the MDGs between and within countries.
On the proposed ECOWAS force to Mali:
Mamadou Biteye Oxfam’s West Africa Regional Director said :