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G20 Ignores Cries for Support From World’s Poorest Countries

Sustainable economies, Drop the debt

Release Date: 15 Oct 2020

Australian civil society organisations ActionAid and Jubilee Australia condemned G20 Finance Ministers who failed to extend a lifeline to the world’s poorest countries despite the clear need for debt cancellation, as they struggle to respond to the urgent humanitarian crisis brought on by COVID-19.

The World Bank’s Health Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

Climate Justice, Sustainable economies, Drop the debt

Release Date: 15 Oct 2020

This week, as the IMF and the World Bank hold their Annual Meetings, Jubilee has released a new research paper about the World Bank’s response to the COVID pandemic. The World Bank’s Response to COVID-19 is the first in a new Occasional Paper Series by Jubilee Australia.

Billions in debt being collected from poor countries hard-hit by COVID-19

Sustainable economies, Drop the debt

Release Date: 22 Jul 2020

Australian NGOs have expressed alarm as this weekend G20 Finance Ministers delayed debt relief measures for the world’s poorest countries as deaths from COVID-19 top 600,000 worldwide. The G20 did not call on multilateral lenders to take action and only reiterated its announcement from April that all official bilateral creditors should implement a short-term debt freeze