A desperate and largely unknown humanitarian crisis is deteriorating in the Lake Chad Basin region of West Africa, forcing millions of people to flee their homes and leaving millions more in need of humanitarian assistance. Oxfam is providing life-saving support but help is urgently needed to prevent the crisis turning into a catastrophe.
Explaining Oxfam’s decision to join civil society movements and trade unions in walking out of the UN climate change talks today, Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of Oxfam International said:
We have said we stand in solidarity with the millions impacted by Typhoon Haiyan, and with all climate impacted people. Our solidarity compels us to tell the truth about COP 19 and to voluntarily withdraw from the Warsaw climate talks.
Commenting on the decision by developing countries to walk out of negotiations on loss and damage in the early hours of this morning at the UN COP19 climate talks, Tim Gore, Oxfam's climate spokesp
Speaking on the second day of the United Nations Climate Change talks in Warsaw Kelly Dent, Oxfam’s spokesperson said;
As the COP19 climate talks start, poor countries are being left with little idea about what money is available to help them cope with climate change because of murky accounting and a lack of transparency by rich countries.
Oxfam welcomed today’s vote by the European Parliament in favor of emergency measures to save the ailing European Emissions Trading System (ETS) and boost the EU carbon price to help curb CO2 emiss
Oxfam warned EU Finance Ministers, who hailed Europe’s success in meeting its Copenhagen climate finance commitments at a meeting in Brussels today, used clever accounting to make up the fi