On Saturday April 16, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Ecuador killing hundreds of people, leaving thousands wounded and causing severe damage to infrastructure. Access to safe drinking water and storage, as well as shelter is urgently needed. With your help we can reach the most vulnerable populations with vital assistance.
Oxfam's Senior Climate Advisor Robert Bailey said:
Gordon Brown has shown today that the UK is still prepared to fight for an agreement that ensures aid budgets are protected. With safeguards against aid raiding absent from the talks of late, it’s encouraging to see this critical issue back on the agenda.
“Now its time for Gordon Brown to raise his level of ambition and bring other rich countries along with him to secure the deal that’s needed.
“What we need to see now is greater ambition on public money to help poor countries tackle climate change. It is dangerous to rely on market forces to pay for flood defences and drought resistant seeds, as there are no guarantees that the money will reach the right people, in the right places, at right time.”
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