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David Smith – An Oxfam Supporter from Inverness

I was delighted to be invited to Oxfam house, Oxfam's HQ in Oxford, for this year's Supporter Conference. We were also advised of future campaign priorities including the Even It Up...

You made it happen! Oxfam’s Supporter Conference 2014

This year, we welcomed 70 people to Oxfam House for our annual Supporter Conference: Make It Happen.  It was a great day filled with the latest campaign information, training workshops and inspiring...

On or off the field, it's time to even it up

Yesterday was an interesting morning to say the least - barely midday and I was already tired and sweaty! Here at Oxfam we spent the morning playing football, but this wasn't your usual...

Amir Nasser, 12, Jamam refugee camp. Two small makeshift schools are now open in Jamam, but these cannot accommodate all the children in the camp. Conflict and displacement severely interrupts the education of children (Credit: John Ferguson)

Even it up - why we are calling for an end to extreme inequality

Today Oxfam launches Even It Up around the world, a new campaign calling for world leaders to make closing the gap between the richest and the rest a priority. Here, Emma Seery introduces the Even...

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When even Middle England sees demand quadruple: An everyday food bank story

I thought of my own sad little middle class story of financial desperation. My first job in advertising and I was having to say no to a small portion of processed cheese in a grisly Southampton market....

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Why does a Tax Dodging Bill matter?

May 2015 is an exciting chance for us all to believe in democracy again.  That sounds sarcastic but I really do like to indulge in the belief that our elected representatives, whoever they may...

Tracy had to turn to a foodbank for the first time earlier this year.

Inequality on our doorstep

Recently, the Sunday Times published its annual Rich List. The list is a celebration of wealth in the UK, but one thing it doesn't mention is that while the incomes of the super rich are growing...

Panning for gold in Australia

Super rich getting richer at a rate of knots, says Forbes magazine

What's the difference between 85 and 67? One year, according to Forbes. Because with newly calculated figures available for 2014 it appears that now just 67 people own the same wealth as the...

The UK's 5 richest families own more wealth than 12.6 million of us together

Report out today shows the UK’s five richest families are wealthier than the poorest 20% of the population combined

It's been a long time since stately homes ruled the British countryside, but it seems wealth is once again congregating in the safes of a new UK elite, and at a growing rate.  New...

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Have yachts vs have nots? Get your MP to wade into the debate...

The gap between rich and poor is getting wider. It might be a sobering thought, but are you shocked? Unfortunately, probably not. You might be when I tell you how wide the gap actually is, though. ...

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