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.
In reaction to the new trade facilitation agreement approved in Bali on Saturday, Romain Benicchio, Senior Policy Advisor with Oxfam, said:
The World Trade Organization’s Doha Development Round was meant to rebalance decades of unfair rules in agriculture and address the needs of developing countries.
When trade ministers from 35 countries gather in Geneva at the World Trade Organization (WTO) for what is being billed yet again as a last-ditch attempt to forge a Doha trade deal, t