A year of wars, weather and financial
woes hit the poor
For thousands of people around the world
2008 was a tough year, with a number of violent conflicts causing widespread
suffering, and the triple crunch of climate change, the food crisis and
the economic downturn hitting the poorest hardest, said Oxfam today.
In countries such as Zimbabwe, Sudan,
and Sri Lanka, ongoing conflicts continue to blight the lives of millions
of poor men, women and children, and impede progress in reducing poverty.
In the DRC, renewed fighting has displaced hundred of thousands, and the