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.
The effectiveness of international aid, both in meeting urgent needs and in tackling entrenched poverty, is being undermined in some of the world’s poorest places.
While effective aid has
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."
To roll out his global health strategy, UN General Secretary Ban Ki Moon has announced today US$40 billion for all three health-related poverty goals, with a strong focus on women and chil
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