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16 Oct 2008 description
report Oxfam

The recent sharp increase in food prices should have benefited millions of poor people who make their living from agriculture. However, decades of misguided policies by developing country governments on agriculture, trade, and domestic markets - often promoted by international financial institutions and supported by donor countries - have prevented poor farmers and rural workers from reaping the benefits of higher commodity prices. As a result, the crisis is hurting poor producers and consumers alike, threatening to reverse recent progress on poverty reduction in many countries.

16 Nov 2001 description

UMCOR is responding to the devastation caused by Hurricane Michelle in the Cuban municipalities of Jaguey Grande and Perico through the Methodist Church in Cuba and the Cuban Council of Churches. Most residents in these areas lost their homes and all their belongings. UMCOR grants will help provide food, medicine, and household and hygiene supplies. Long term recovery work will include assisting people as they repair or rebuild their homes.