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.
Sustainable Development Goals
The European Union must overhaul its current bioenergy policy, which is based on getting fuel from plants, because the industry is linked to the eviction of thousands of people from their lands, out-competing food crops, and creating more not less pollution, says Oxfam in a new report.
Increasing aid and making it more effective can help poor people become more politically active in decisions that affect them, while also supporting governments to become more accountable and plot their own path to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
Oxfam, together with a coalition of development NGOs, calls on European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker to make Europe become a leader on the global agenda for development and the fight against poverty.
The European Court of Auditors' long-overdue report finally evaluates an important financing mechanism for development, but takes a purely financial perspective instead of looking at results delivered for beneficiaries.
Oxfam welcomes Pope Francis' message on human rights and justice for sustainable development, delivered at the opening of the historic Sustainable Development Summit in New York.
Oxfam joins world leaders, civil society and people around the world to celebrate the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals by world leaders at the United Nations, but cautions that progress toward them must be tangible, political and disruptive.
Governments are negotiating the outcome document for this September's United Nations Summit to Adopt the Post 2015 Development Agenda - a set of promises the world leaders will make to all people on this planet for the next 15 years.
'Financing the Sustainable Development Goals' is the second Government Spending Watch report, produced by Development Finance International for Oxfam.
Oxfam is concerned that the progress in fighting hunger is slowing down. We must not lose sight of the fact that in 2015 there are still 795 million people not getting enough to eat in a world of plenty. This is unjust and inexcusable.
European states insisting on emerging countries providing their ‘fair share’ while continuously failing to reach their own aid targets is a backward step.