World Bank must lead efforts to raise $1.7 billion to improve Ebola-hit countries’ health care
Community networks should be included in recovery planning says Oxfam
The World Bank and international donors must find $1.7 billion to improve dangerously inadequate health systems in Ebola-affected countries and help prevent such a deadly epidemic ever happening again said Oxfam today on the eve of Ebola talks at the Bank’s annual spring meetings in Washington DC.
The sustainable development goals (SDGs) will require significant financing. Governments across the world are increasingly looking at ways of working with the private sector in order to meet financing needs and they will need to find ways of maximizing the contribution of these actors. This depends on ensuring that activities undertaken conform to high standards of sustainable development, including ensuring social and environmental justice.
Maghreb & Middle East
Les investissements de la SFI dans les intermédiaires financiers ont atteint 36 milliards de dollars en quatre ans, soit trois fois plus que les prêts de la Banque mondiale en faveur de l’éducation, et doivent être réformés sans délai
La Société financière internationale (SFI) rend très peu compte des milliards de dollars qu’elle investit dans les banques, les fonds spéculatifs et d’autres intermédiaires financiers et qui financent des projets conduisant à des violations des droits humains à travers le monde.
Billions in “out of control” IFC investments into third-parties causing human rights abuses around the world
IFC investment portfolio in financial intermediaries grows to $36 billion in four years – three times as much as World Bank global education lending – needs urgent reform
The International Finance Corporation has little accountability for billions of dollars’ worth of investments into banks, hedge funds and other financial intermediaries, resulting in projects that are causing human rights abuses around the world.
Markets are an important aspect of the livelihood where the majority of the world’s population depend upon. During disaster, market recovery is critical where it indicates the recuperation that livelihood, jobs and businesses rely upon. Humanitarian actors need to factor market analysis into their planning design. A failure to incorporate good understanding of market system may undermine livelihood rehabilitation, which can in turn prolong dependence on outside assistance.
Des toilettes commodément situées à proximité du bar Student Union à l’Université de l’Ouest de l’Angleterre (UWE Bristol), montrent que l’urine peut générer de l’électricité.
Ce prototype d’urinoir est le fruit d’un partenariat entre les chercheurs de l’UWE Bristol et Oxfam. On espère que la technologie de génération d’électricité à partir d’urine éclairera les cabinets dans les camps de réfugiés, souvent placés dans des endroits sombres et dangereux, en particulier pour les femmes.
Published: 5 March 2015
A toilet, conveniently situated near the Student Union Bar at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), is proving pee can generate electricity.
The prototype urinal is the result of a partnership between researchers at UWE Bristol and Oxfam. It is hoped the pee-power technology will light cubicles in refugee camps, which are often dark and dangerous places particularly for women.
The real possibility of eradicating global hunger and poverty in our lifetime is dependent upon the international community getting more serious in supporting smallholder agriculture – a sector that supports nearly 2 billion people and produces most of the world’s food.
These updates cover emergencies Oxfam is currently responding to around the world, although please note they don’t intend to be comprehensive.
Asia is at a Crossroads. Rising inequality poses a dire threat to continued prosperity in Asia, where an estimated 500 million people remain trapped in extreme poverty, most of them women and girls. The huge gap between rich and poor hinders economic growth, undermines democratic institutions and can trigger conflict.
The purpose of this guidance is to provide field practitioners, across the different sectors, with a practical step-by-step process of how to plan, carry out, and update pre-crisis market mapping and analysis, leading to response/programme design and implementation as well as surveillance, early warning system (EWS), and monitoring and evaluation (M&E).
Oxfam is one of the world’s leading providers of humanitarian aid in emergencies. In 2014, it supported around 5.5 million people in crisis. Whenever and wherever there is a widespread threat to people’s life and security, Oxfam will respond where it feels it can make a positive difference. We deliver assistance (including, water, sanitation, emergency food security and livelihoods) and strive to ensure civilians are protected from violence.
Après plus de dix ans de campagne, le Traité sur le commerce des armes (TCA) des Nations unies entre enfin dans le droit international, aujourd’hui même. Oxfam en collaboration avec la coalition Contrôlez les Armes, qui se sont mobilisées pour faire de ce traité une réalité, saluent cette importante victoire.
Après avoir voté en faveur du traité au mois d’avril de l’an dernier, le Canada ne l’a toujours pas signé ou ratifié.
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Author: Rosalba Landa and Beatriz Olivera
Post date: 4 December 2014
Central American countries contribute little to climate change, but will endure some of its most negative consequences.
As well as greatly affecting food production and the life of farming and indigenous communities, it will also increase the magnitude and frequency of extreme climatic events that impact the region.
With the support of partners, this research report presents, by country, the consequences of climate change in Central America.
Food security in southern Africa relies upon small-scale agriculture, a sector in which women take the lead. However, smallholder farmers are among the most vulnerable people to food insecurity, often lacking the resources and access needed to produce or procure adequate food. The effects of climate change exacerbate their vulnerability, which further compromises the food security of the entire region.
Nine of the G20 countries have failed to deliver adequate support in the fight against Ebola despite calls for more help and the fact they are the largest economies in the world, Oxfam says today.
The international agency warns that they have failed to provide their ‘fair share’ of money and medical support that should be expected given their size. Oxfam calls on them to step up at the G20 summit meeting in Brisbane this weekend.