Oxfam: "We can no longer do without more solidarity"

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Development aid plays a preponderant role for health, particularly in the fight against major global epidemics.

(Illustrative photo) CRISTINA ALDEHUELA / AFP

By: Pierre Firtion Follow

6 min

It was 50 years ago, the rich countries pledged to dedicate 0.7% of their national wealth to the development of the countries of the South.

Problem: this commitment has hardly ever been honored.

In a report entitled Half a Century of Broken Promises, the NGO Oxfam estimates that since 1970, the poorest countries have been deprived of 5,000 billion euros in aid.

In 2019, rich countries spent on average only 0.3% of their gross national income on international aid.

Only five countries reached or exceeded the target of 0.7% of GNI that year.

Robin Guittard, spokesperson for Oxfam France, is Pierre Firtion's guest.

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