Almost 2 million of the poorest households pushed deeper into poverty by welfare cuts

Some 1.75 million households in Great Britain have seen their incomes cut in the last three years as a result of welfare reform,  a report by Oxfam and the New Policy Institute (NPI) reveals. ...

“Model hospital” for privatised African health care threatens to swamp country’s budget

International Finance Corporation (IFC) supported private hospital project eating up 51 percent of Lesotho's health budget ...

South Sudan warning: respond to humanitarian crisis now or face a larger catastrophe later

The safety of seven million people in South Sudan is rapidly deteriorating. Oxfam says the Government of South Sudan and parties to the conflict must immediately agree to a ceasefire. The international...

Challenge to World Bank and IMF to get serious about extreme inequality

Global wealth inequality threatens economic and social viability. Following Oxfam's January report revealing that just 85 people owned the same wealth as the bottom half the world's population,...

Rewriting global tax rules could increase developing countries’ corporate tax revenues by over 100%

OECD's current tax action plan is flawed because it excludes poorest countries ...

Media advisory: Afghanistan landslides

In the wake of devastating landslides that have destroyed at least 300 homes, displaced more than 1,000 families and cost many lives in Afghanistan's Badakhshan province, Oxfam and local partners...

Emissions must be cut if we are to tackle hunger – Oxfam

Countries across the world must play their fair part in cutting emissions if we are to prevent millions more people going hungry due to climate change, international agency Oxfam warns today. ...

Oxfam response to UN-Arab League Joint Special Representative for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi's resignation

In response to UN-Arab League Joint Special Representative for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi's briefing of the Security Council today, Andy Baker, who heads up Oxfam's response to the Syria Crisis,...

UK leadership helps to end falls in global aid - But aid to Africa continues to drop and only five donors achieve 0.7% promise

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Public services top up the income of the poorest by 76 percent

Health and education are powerful weapons in the fight against global inequality ...

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