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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).

The response to global hunger is tragically inadequate

The “Global Report on Food Crises”, released today by the Food Security Information Network, says that more than 113 million people across 53 countries experienced acute hunger and required urgent food, nutrition and livelihoods assistance in 2018. This is a human-made crisis caused by conflict, climate change, and a broken global food system, says Oxfam France’s Executive Director Cécile Duflot.

Oxfam sends message of support and solidarity to the people affected by deadly cyclone Idai in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi

As Oxfam leaders from across the world, attending our annual board meetings in Kenya, we send our solidarity to the people of Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Malawi whose lives have been devastated by cyclone Idai. Our hearts go out to the families of those who have perished, and the more than 2.6 million people who have been robbed of precious livelihoods, homes and lands. Many of these people were already struggling to make ends meet and living in communities with fragile infrastructures such as roads, water and power.