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 G20 reiterated previous commitments to reduce inequality, boost the participation of women in work and phase out inefficient fossil fuel subsidies. The G20 said they would draw up a proper response to the refugee and migrant challenge next year, which is too late. The world needs urgent action now, not more words.”
Oxfam praised President Barack Obama and President Xi Jinping for officially joining their countries to the Paris climate agreement today.
This year’s G20 Summit will raise the stakes for the group to prove itself against growing doubts about its effectiveness – not least for people living in poverty, says Oxfam.
Asia’s economic success has been paid for by poor women, who work long hours for poverty pay and do the majority of unpaid care work, according to a new report by Oxfam today.
The joint US-China statement on new domestic policy commitments and a vision for a global climate change deal underscores the importance the world’s two largest emitters place on solving the climate crisis, says Oxfam, but collective action is needed.
The BRICSAMIT have come to be considered the economic powerhouses of recent decades. Not only have these countries managed to reduce poverty but today, all eight BRICSAMIT countries occupy the top ranks as some of the most unequal countries in the world.
China is expected to shortly submit its Intended National Determined Contribution (INDC) following a statement earlier by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang.
More money for Development is always welcome especially as there are strong needs for investment in infrastructure. The new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank must put fighting poverty and inequality at the heart of its mission.
In response to the announcement from US President Barac