Development groups have issued a strong warning that lives in Africa were being lost as a result of broken aid promises from the west's richest nations.

Developed countries were coming under pressure to make good on the pledges made at the Make Poverty History summit held at Gleneagles in 2005 after the annual monitoring report on aid found that financial assistance had fallen well short of the levels envisaged.

The Paris-based Organisation Economic Cooperation and Development said donors had increased aid by $30bn since 2005 – but had fallen $19bn short of the target for 2010 set at Gleneagles.

We want the G8 to explain to the world why they have yet to deliver on the promises made to the world at Gleneagles.

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