The ceasefire agreed between the Government of Israel and Hamas on 21 November 2012, following the recent military escalation in Gaza and southern Israel, provides an unprecedented opportunity to end the cycle of violence that has affected too many innocent Israeli and Palestinian civilians. The parties agreed to negotiate 'opening the crossings' into the Gaza Strip and to put an end to restrictions on residents’ free movements.
After a year of extreme weather, developing countries face a climate ‘fiscal cliff’ at the end of 2012. This report argues that developed nations must scale up climate finance from 2013, consider innovative proposals to raise public climate finance, and make pledges to the Green Climate Fund that otherwise will remain an empty shell for the third year in a row
The Affordable Medicine Facility–malaria has shown no evidence that it has saved the lives of the most vulnerable or delayed drug resistance.
This briefing paper summarises milestones of effective aid and development cooperation made in the last decade, lists the most important commitments made at the Busan aid effectiveness meeting and makes recommendations on the work and priorities of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation.
Working through local partner Yayasan Pendidikan Usaha Mandiri (YAPUM), Oxfam is encouraging a sweet potato renaissance in the highlands of Jayawijaya District, Papua. By equipping subsistence farmers with new skills, the Ubi Jalar project is building stronger local economies, reinforcing the use of a traditional crop, helping crop diversification and playing a critical role in enhancing the region’s food security.
EU biofuel mandates, a subsidy to big business that could cost every adult about €30 each year by 2020, deprive millions of people of food, land and water. EU governments have it within their power to make a difference to the lives of millions of hungry people. It’s time to scrap EU biofuel mandates.