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Life saving work is what we do best

Jamie Livingstone, head of Oxfam Scotland, says the charity's work in Yemen proves its worth amid recent media attention. ...

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More than 80% of new global wealth goes to top 1% while poorest half get nothing - Oxfam

Eighty-two percent of wealth generated last year across the world went to the richest one percent of the global population, while the 3.7 billion people who make up the poorest half saw no increase,...

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Oxfam’s Scottish shops’ Christmas sales hit 5 year high

Oxfam's Scottish shops enjoyed a bumper Christmas trading period, with sales hitting a five-year high. ...

Decent Work – do we need more carrot and stick in Scotland?

From our work around the world, it is clear that jobs are a critical driver of development in the world's poorest countries. However, with one in four global workers earning less than $2 a day,...

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The anti-poverty case for thinking again about tax in Scotland

The Paradise Papers cast a very welcome, but deeply disturbing, light on how rich and powerful individuals and companies secretly shelter their wealth in tax havens. Tax dodging deprives poor countries...

‘I feel like I can be myself but challenge myself at the same time’

Oxfam has been fighting poverty and injustice since 1942.   We couldn't do this vital work without our incredible team of over 1,000 volunteers who work in Oxfam shops across Scotland. ...

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‘I’ve been volunteering for over 20 years’

Oxfam is on the frontline of some of the biggest humanitarian crises of all time. Right now, we're helping thousands of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh by providing clean drinking water, sanitation...

Poverty and Inequality Commission established in law

In Scotland, one in five people live in poverty. At Oxfam Scotland, we know that if we're going to bring that number down then we urgently need to address Scotland's inequality problem. Poverty...

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Higher inequality in the UK linked to higher poverty, according to new LSE report examining data over the last half century

The growing gap between the richest and poorest in the UK is directly linked to higher rates of poverty, according to new research from the London School of Economics and Political Science. ...

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People in poorer countries five times more likely to be displaced by extreme weather

First Minister urged to commit to ambitious new Scottish climate targets ahead of attending global climate talks in Germany. ...

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