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The enormous financial burden the Philippines labours under in servicing international debt must be lifted, says Christian Aid and other NGOs.
A month after Typhoon Haiyan, three leading development NGOs are calling for the debt of the Philippines to be cancelled.
Sarah-Jayne Clifton, formerly at Friends of the Earth International, has started work as Jubilee Debt Campaign’s new Director.
Several developing countries are failing to meet international development goals after rich countries reneged on a pledge to deal with their debts.
Over 10,000 people have signed a ‘Jubilee for Justice’ petition calling for cancellation of unjust debt, just and progressive taxation and an end to lending which forces countries into debt.
The G20 is not facing up to the causes of the global debt crisis and its impact on the poorest, says a leading NGO working on debt issues.
Jubilee Debt Campaign activists will be protesting outside the UK Treasury later this week, with their call for 'Life before debt'.
UK campaigners have slammed a US court decision which they say allows Argentina to be ‘held to ransom’ by vulture funds.
The International Monetary Fund has agreed in principle to lend $5.3 billion to Pakistan over three years.
British and Argentine campaigners have staged a noisy pots and pans protest in support of Argentina’s right not to pay ‘vulture funds’ chasing huge profits.