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Rag-picking community of Shanti Busti, India. Photo: Tom Pietrasik/Oxfam

Following Oxfam’s January report revealing that just 85 people owned the same wealth as the bottom half the world’s population, Forbes has updated its “billionaires' list”, showing that extreme inequality has worsened– just 67 people at the top now own half the wealth.

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Maternal healthcare at Achimota Hospital in Accra, Ghana. Photo: Abbie Trayler

Countries can start tackling inequality today by triggering an “economic stimulus” directly into the pockets of those who need it most – by investing more in public services like health and education.

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Progress by G20 Finance Ministers toward tackling the issue of multinational tax avoidance has been welcomed by Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Dr. Helen Szoke, though there is a need for more specifics on how and when low-income countries will benefit.

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The Gharab family  inside a one room house, Abreen. Photo: Simon Tarling/Oxfam

A new survey of more than 1500 people has given one of the clearest pictures yet of the harsh economic struggle facing refugees who have fled from Syria to Lebanon.

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Students in Menaka secondary school, Mali. Photo: Ami Vitale/Oxfam

Today, Oxfam joined fifteen other leading civil society organizations to call for the right to education to be recognized and placed at the heart of the post-2015 development framework by member states of the United Nations.

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Pakistan’s education system is at breaking point: at least seven million children are not in primary school. To help, our girls’ education program is constructing model schools.

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Inside an Internet Now! supercenter in Gulu University

Internet Now! is an Oxfam project to connect 100 villages in northern Uganda with high speed internet.

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Poor countries are cutting back investment in farming, health service and services to help women because of fears about rising debts and the impact of the economic crisis, according to a new database launched today. 

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