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The Oxfam team pulled off the final stunt of the G8/G20 Summits today without a hitch. In the heart of downtown Toronto, merry men and women from across the land gathered to witness a historical union – the wedding of Chancellor Merkel of Germany and President Sarkozy of France.
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percance. Mujeres y hombres de todas edades
y condiciones se reunieron en el centro de Toronto para presenciar una unión histórica:
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Canciller Merkel de Alemania y el Presidente Sarkozy de
I arrived at the G8 by a roundabout route. Just a day earlier, I was standing in Dandora, a toxic tip on the edge of Nairobi where little girls as young as five-years-old live on a mound composed of toxic and human waste. They survive by competing with wild pigs for scraps of rubbish, forced to sell their bodies to get access to the richest pickings.
Celebrity Bill Nighy travelled to Huntsville, Ontario to ask the G8 leaders hard hitting questions about what they plan on delivering a this year’s Summit. The interviews took place at the Secluded Bed and Breakfast just on the outskirts of town, which provided an intimate setting and a unique chance to get up close and personal with the world leaders.
As Oxfam team gets ready to leave our new friendly home in Huntsville, and with the G8 leaders are rolling into town, we just got the word that an announcement on funding for maternal mortality has been made (strange since they haven’t even started meetings yet…). What seems like a positive message on the surface in fact could spell disaster for millions of poor people.
The truth about the G8 leaders was revealed today in Huntsville. Although maternal healthis touted as being a priority at this year’s Summit, the reality is that 350,000 women continue to die each year in childbirth. Over the two days of Summit negotiations, another 2.000 women and girls will die unnecessarily.
Five years ago Oxfam was part of the biggest ever anti-poverty movement that came together under the banner of Make Poverty History. The campaign had a list of ambitious – but realistic – demands to deliver ‘More and Better Aid’, ‘Trade Justice’, and to ‘Drop the Debt’.
I love football. I also love working for Oxfam. They’re two of my major passions in life and I can be quite geeky about them. Although being able to name Everton’s championship winning side of the 80’s means I’m a bit more of a football geek. Football (or soccer, for you USA fans) connects people all around the world but there just isn’t that much opportunity to use it in my work.