Aid for poor = Aid for banks. Would it be too much to ask?


SetriWorld Communion of Reformed Churches  

News Release

20 September 2010

The same commitment to overcoming global poverty is needed as that which was generated in response to the crisis in the banking sector, a senior church official has told the head of the Swiss delegation to the UN summit meeting on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) underway in New York this week.

Setri Nyomi, general secretary of the Geneva-based World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC), told Switzerland’s Foreign Minister, Micheline Calmy-Rey, that the resources found in 2008 to address the financial crisis surpassed what many thought was possible at the time.


“We need that same level of commitment from nations like Switzerland if we are to meet the Millennium Development Goals,” Nyomi told Calmy-Rey. “How could it be that there is money for a safety net for the financial crisis but not for the food crisis?”