Date: Feb 2013

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The World Bank’s private sector financing arm doesn’t know the environmental and social impacts of nearly half its portfolio

Campaigners are calling for a fundamental overhaul of World Bank lending to financial markets actors, following the publication of an Ombudsman audit. The World Bank's Compliance...

Eastern Congo region of Masisi faces growing insecurity and threat of cholera

Over 700,000 vulnerable according to UN as region is hit by increased militarisation, poor harvest & little access to clean water Goma: The eastern Congolese region of Masisi...

Land investors targeting poorly governed countries to avoid red-tape, warns Oxfam

Investors are targeting the world's weakest governed countries to buy land, according to new analysis published by Oxfam to mark today's international day of action on land grabs.  ...

Compromise on the EU budget will put millions of people’s lives on the line

Ahead of the European Council meeting tomorrow in Brussels, Oxfam is warning that the compromise that EU leaders are set to reach on the EU long term budget this week will put millions of people...

Unregulated and unaccountable: how the private health care sector in India is putting women’s lives at risk

New evidence revealed by Oxfam today shows that women in India are being exploited and facing serious health problems, due to under-investment in healthcare by the Indian government and the proliferation...

Northern Mali: food and fuel in short supply as stocks looted and traders fail to return

In areas of northern Mali the price of food and fuel is rocketing as supplies start to dry up after looting following recent military operations, and with traders who have fled the area failing to...

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