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Refugees are still arriving, deeply traumatized by what they have experienced, and must have the right to choose for themselves whether they would like to return to Myanmar.
In response to the Saudi Arabia-led coalition's announcement to reopen Hodeidah port and Sanaa airport to humanitarian assistance, Oxfam says this is an empty gesture while millions of Yemenis sees their lives threatened by the two-week blockade on the country.
The EU has decided its budget for 2018 with cuts long-term development aid that helps the poorest people. A coalition of development NGOs criticised the EU for putting its own short-term interests ahead of the people most in need.
Following the release of data on thousands of companies and individuals registered with Appleby, the law firm at the heart of the Paradise Papers scandal, Susana Ruiz, Oxfam’s policy advisor on tax
Commenting on the Powering Past
Government leaders, ministers, and other representatives from countries participating in the COP 23 climate summit in Bonn spoke at the start of the "high-level segment."
Communities hit by climate-related disasters may have to wait even longer for help since negotiations at COP23 are failing to make meaningful progress on “loss and damage” finance.
"We’re concerned that too much of the focus is on the ‘insurance’ aspect; insurance doesn't actually reduce risk, and it could be unaffordable for the communities it's meant to cover," said Tracy Carty.
Reacting to the event organized by the United States' delegation at COP 23 to showcase different fossil fuels, Heather Coleman, Oxfam America's climate and energy director said: