Three years after the Indian Ocean tsunami international aid agency Oxfam has spent over NZ$280m on disaster recovery work, helped over 2.3m people in seven countries and is on track to finish its programmes in December 2008.
EU Ministers will today formally approve a market access regulation for African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries with which the EC has concluded interim trade agreements. Development campaigners warn these deals may devastate livelihoods and undermine future growth. Countries that have not signed up to deals will face a reimposition of tariffs on their exports to the EU.
There is a basis for moving forward on negotiations to achieve emissions cuts, a funding structure, technology transfer, as well as progress on deforestation.
|Internally Displaced People in a camp in North Kivu. Photo: Nabil Elderkin|
Despite its vast potential wealth, the DRC is one of the poorest countries in the world. Years of conflict have created one of the world's worst humanitarian crises.
As Oxfam International unveils a new exhibition of photographs that put a human face to the ongoing conflict in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the aid agency today called on the international community to stay focused on providing critical protection and humanitarian assistance for civilians in the embattled region.
As the world’s richest donors are set to finalise their aid commitments to the World Bank this week, international development and aid agency Oxfam has called on them to use their influence to stop the Bank attaching harmful conditions to its loans. Donors are meeting in Berlin on December 13-14 to agree on how much they will give to the International Development Association (IDA) – the part of the World Bank Group that lends to the world’s poorest - for the next three years.
Agnes, Mary and Angela of Kup Women for Peace, have worked to bring an end to tribal fighting and violence against women in the PNG Highlands.
Oxfam today expressed grave concern that the EU is set to increase significantly import tariffs on poor countries' goods from next year, with a potentially devastating impact on economic growth and regional integration.
The US position at the Bali talks is shocking and shows a dramatic disregard for the world's vulnerable and poor who are bearing the brunt of climate change. A joint release by Oxfam, CARE, ActionAid, Tearfund, Friends of the Earth and Practical Action