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Today the European Parliament’s Environment Committee voted in favor of tightening the cap on biofuels competing with food production for land and other precious resources, such as water.
On Wednesday, the European Commission will put forward a communication outlining its stance on the global climate change talks aimed at reaching a deal by world leaders by the end of the year.
The decline in new Ebola cases is good news and it makes sense for President Obama to withdraw US troops, but the fight's not over yet. We must stay vigilant and support people in affected countries until West Africa reaches zero new cases.
Nicolas Mombrial, Head of Oxfam’s Washington Office, said: “The IMF’s move will provide welcome relief to countries whose economies have been devastated by Ebola. But the IMF's step is not enough on its own – it needs to be the start of concerted global effort to help these countries."
We are seriously concerned that a lack of food may peak in May and June reaching emergency levels in South Sudan.
Today the European Commission outlined its stance on how to finance the new Sustainable Development Goals ahead of the international Financing for Development conference in Addis Ababa in July, deciding to pass responsibility onto other, including less-developed nations.
Its findings should strengthen calls to tackle lax trade regulation, inconsistent tax policy and enforcement, collusion, and corporate greed.
"The new restrictions on entry for Syrians into Lebanon are part of a worrying, wider trend reflecting quite simply less and less opportunities for Syrians to escape conflict inside Syria," said Camilla Jelbart Mosse, Oxfam's Syria Campaign Manager.
Present in both countries, Oxfam welcomes the announcement restoring diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States.