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Oxfam reaction to David Malpass' press conference

In reaction to new World Bank president David Malpass’ press conference this morning, Oxfam International's Head of Washington DC Office, Nadia Daar said, "We welcome Mr. Malpass’ reference to the bank's existing Climate Action Plan and his emphasis on mitigation as well as adaptation financing, which is crucial given that climate impacts hit the poorest hardest. But we can't settle for what the World Bank has committed to so far - now is the time to build momentum and raise ambition of all members, proving the bank's value as a leader on such urgent global issues.

Decrease in development aid will fuel poverty

Cutting development aid costs lives, and it will exacerbate poverty, inequality and instability across the globe, said Oxfam today in response to the publication of new aid figures by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).