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.
World Bank 'Turn Down the Heat' report should shock the world into action
In response to the World Bank's 'Turn Down the Heat' report released today which revealed that the world will heat up by 4 degrees at the end of the century and the poor will suffer most, Oxfam Climate Change Policy Spokesperson David Waskow said:
“Jim Kim is absolutely right that this report should shock the world into action.
“This latest report is yet another reason why leaders must work with urgency and ambition at the UN Climate Change negotiations in Doha later this month, because climate change is wreaking havoc on poor people’s lives, and communities need additional funds to adapt.
“Now the question for the World Bank is how it will ensure that all of its activities respond to the imperatives of the report, so that their own investments are consistent with countries’ efforts to build their resilience to the impacts of climate change.”
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