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.
Meeting today in Brussels, European Finance Ministers failed to take bold action against tax evasion and avoidance, leaving a great deal still to be achieved at next week’s EU leaders’ summ
International agency Oxfam warned that today’s announcement of the "New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition" focuses too heavily on the role of the private sector to tackle the complex challenges of food insecurity in the developing world.
On the eve of the G8 Summit, international agency Oxfam called on world leaders heading to Camp David to make predictable, measureable funding and policy commitments that will help 50 million people lift themselves out of poverty through sustainable, small-scale agriculture by 2015.
Despite its vital importance, West African agriculture is characterized by low productivity and beset with economic, social and environmental limitations.
Luc Lamprière, spokesperson for Oxfam said:
Today at the G8 Summit, President of the European Commission, Manuel Barroso, said that one of the reasons he came to the G8 Summit was to get backing for the obligations of oil, gas and mi
In light of today’s announcement by Christine Lagarde of her candidacy for the top IMF post ahead of the G8 Summit, as well as the ongoing debates on the quality of the selection process for the po
In light of today’s announcement by Christine Lagarde of her candidacy for the top IMF post ahead of the G8 Summit, as well as the ongoing debates on the quality of the selection process fo