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Just 8 billionaires own the same wealth as the poorest 3.6 billion poeple

Extreme inequality and the push for an alternative future

Deborah Hardoon introduces our new report, 'An Economy for the 99%' and argues that extreme inequality and a crisis in economics have created the appetite for an alternative vision for the...

Standing as one with Coldplay in 2016

As the clock strikes midnight on 31 December people around the world will welcome in 2017, reflecting on the past 12 months and celebrating the new year and the potential it brings with it. I'm...

"I’m a donkey with a smile": The story of an aid worker in Yemen

Humanitarian worker Duoi Ampilan explains why, despite the dangers and the distress, he still loves his job - and does all he can to make sure your support reaches as many people as possible. ...

Wafaa and her family in the half build house they now call home.

"We fled from our home; there were so many bodies on the streets."

"We fled from our home; there were so many dead bodies on the streets." Wafaa (name changed to protect identity) sits on the floor in one of three rooms in a small, half-built house her...

Campaigners at Downing Street

It's time to Stand as One with people forced to flee

Photo: Oxfam supporters handing in UK Stand As One petition Credit: Chris Worrall The world is experiencing the biggest displacement crisis since the end of World War II. Poverty and natural...

Council Housing in Tower Hamlets, dwarfed by the financial buildings of Canary Wharf (Abbie Trayler-Smith/Oxfam)

Inequality and division in the UK – Ensuring the economy works for everyone

The UK is one of the most unequal nations in the developed world. This blog highlights the nature of poverty and inequality and calls on Prime Minister Theresa May to ensure that employment offers...

Today is a victory for tax openness and fair play

Each year the poorest countries in the world lose out on $100 billion of vital funds because companies use tax havens to avoid paying their fair share. We believe it's a scandal and a form of...

These ten refugees will compete at the 2016 Olympics in Rio

For the first time, a team of refugee athletes will compete under the Olympic flag. This blog was originally published by UNHCR and has been posted with their permission . ...

A round-up of perspectives on Brexit

Since the referendum on the UK's membership of the European Union, there have been arches of newsprint and screen space taken up with it. There are no clear answers yet on how it might affect...

Faedah Saeed, 35, fled with her four children from Taiz city to Al-Mendhara Village a year ago due to the conflict. Oxfam has provided Faedah with a hygiene kit, as well as food vouchers every month so she can buy food in the local market. Credit: Moayed Al-Shaybani/Oxfam

A letter from Yemen

ON THE GROUND REFLECTION: Mark Goldring, Oxfam GB's Chief Executive, recently visited Yemen where chronic poverty is being aggravated by war. Ten million people have insufficient food...

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