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As EU nations announce that a decision on a long-awaited European Financial Transaction Tax has been postponed, Oxfam calls for European leaders to agree the tax without delay.
EU governments have today furthered the recent trend of using development aid to advance their own short-sighted interests. They have adopted a new framework for the European Union’s development policy that neither listens to EU citizens nor focuses on eradicating poverty.
A touring exhibition by Oxfam and Amnesty International’s Greek Section showcasing items donated by Greeks to refugees and migrants has received two Gold Ermis Awards from Greece’s most prestigious advertising and communications body.
In response to the US$1.12 billion pledged to Yemen during the high-level event today in Geneva, Oxfam says the international community has fallen short in its support for the Yemeni people.
Already more than 1,000 migrants have been reported dead or missing in 2017 while trying to cross the Mediterranean. EU leaders must expand safe and regular routes so migrants are not forced to risk their lives in search of safety and dignity, Oxfam said in response.
Oxfam's Nadia Daar commented on the Bank and the IMF's progress on climate change, inequality, education, and more.
Responding to a speech by the president of the World Bank, Oxfam's Nadia Daar said: "The Bank must guarantee that in any dealings with the private sector, reducing poverty, protecting the environment, and helping communities will take priority over financial gain.
As G7 foreign ministers meeting in Lucca, Italy, failed to reach agreement on sanctions, Oxfam has called for a renewed push on Syria peace talks.
Rich countries are exaggerating how much they are spending to tackle poverty and inequality in poor countries.
Oxfam, CARE International, International Rescue Committee, Norwegian Refugee Council and Save the Children have called for more international action from world leaders meeting in Brussels at a conference to discuss the Syria crisis.