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80 richest people have same wealth as 3.5 billion poorest people

Making tax fair is one of the issues most in need of global action if we’re to tackle the problem of inequality.  Oxfam is calling for an unprecedented event, a World Tax Summit, where all countries come together to make tax fair and help close the gap between rich and poor. Read...

Slum next to luxury apartments. São Paulo, Brazil. Photo: Tuca Vieira

Extreme economic inequality is out of control and getting worse. From Ghana to Germany, South Africa to Spain, the gap between rich and poor is rapidly increasing. At the World Economic Forum last year, Oxfam released a statistic which made headlines: Just 85 rich individuals held more wealth...

Four generations of women Cuban farmers

Amazing… Miraculous… Unexpected … There is no shortage of adjectives to describe the events of Wednesday, December 17 and what they have meant to Cuba. That day marked the restoration of diplomatic ties between Cuba and the United States. The Uruguayan President...

Syrian refugee, Raneem

Thousands of Syrian refugees battle a winter storm with limited means:  As the icy driving rain leaked into their flimsy tent and the blustering wind rocked their makeshift home in Chekka northern Lebanon, wide-eyed Raneem, 6, huddled against her mother, unable to sleep. A major storm is...

Nell Pancipanci. Photo: Ellie Farmer

Read Neil Pancipanci's account and check out recent photos of the impact of Hugapit in Tacloban.  Neil Pancipanci is an Oxfam livelihoods officer based in Tacloban City. Neal recounts: “When Hagupit came, the electricity was shut down, it was dark, and we couldn’t see anything as the...

Women's March in Bolivia - Photo: Philippe Boily, Oxfam Quebec

From Nigeria to Canada to the UK gender-based violence
knows no borders
Blog by
:  Chioma Akuabia Ukwuagu Programme Officer, Female Leadership/Gender Justice and Good Governance, Genevieve Gauthier Gender Justice Programme Officer, Jemma Stringer Gender Justice...

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