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.
Oxfam reaction to B20 leaders' proposals on climate change
Reacting to business leaders’ proposals on climate change, Jeremy Hobbs, Executive Director of Oxfam International said:
“Unlike the G20, the B20 get the urgency of climate change. If we all are to survive and prosper, the G20 should adopt their proposals: put a price on carbon, immediately step up energy efficiency, and keep the promise to abolish fossil fuel subsidies.”
Jon Slater, Oxfam Senior Press Officer: Economic crisis, aid, health and education
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