Poverty and inequality in Europe have reached shocking levels. Rising inequality is making the fight against poverty harder to win. It is time to Even it up!
What does it feel like to be a refugee, forced to flee to an unfamiliar country and dependent on humanitarian assistance to survive?
One person in three in the world lives in poverty.
Oxfam is determined to change that world by mobilizing the power of people against poverty.
At least ten million poor people face hunger this year and next due to droughts and erratic rains, influenced by climate change and the likely development of a ‘super El Niño’.
The richest 1% in Latin America and the Caribbean owns 41% of the region’s total wealth and if this trend continues, in only 8 years’ time the progress that has been achieved there in reducing poverty could drastically reverse, warns Oxfam today. On average, the annual income of Latin American billionaires is almost 5,000 times greater than that of the region’s poorest people.
Millions of poor people face hunger and poverty this year and next because of droughts and erratic rains as global temperatures reach record levels and because of the onset of a powerful El Nino, the climatic phenomenon that develops in the tropical Pacific which can bring extreme weather to several regions.
In its design, the Global Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture threatens to perpetuate both inequalities of power and forms of industrial agricultural production that cause major greenhouse gas emissions and drive climate change. Agro-ecology, however,offers a major alternative to the industrial agriculture model, if sufficiently supported by political and economic decision makers.