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While a minority of super-rich Kenyans are accumulating wealth and income, the fruits of economic growth are failing to trickle down to the poorest.

Despite an impressive economic growth since 2005, poverty still affects millions of people’s lives in Kenya. But extreme inequality is not inevitable, it is a matter of political choice. The Kenyan government can reduce it to sustainable levels and ensure a more equal and prosperous future for all Kenyans.

A woman and children gather safe drinking water from the tap Oxfam has installed in Huth IDP camp. Photo: Kate Wiggans/Oxfam

Two and a half years of war have plunged Yemen into one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises and put the country at risk of famine. Now it is at the mercy of a deadly and rapidly spreading cholera epidemic that if not contained will threaten the lives of thousands of people in the coming months. Help us stop the spread now.

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.

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Marching in Zambia: Oxfam’s grassroots "Enough!" campaign against violence against women. Credit Oxfam

The current wave of interest in sexual harassment at work highlights just one consequence of gender inequality, but if things are really going to change, we need to address the power imbalances that mean women are still seen as second-class citizens.

EU 'hotspots' holding refugees and migrants are violating people’s fundamental rights. Photo: Oxfam

Meryem* is 13, legally a child, but she has experienced far more than me or most adults my age. She fled Afghanistan after her father was killed by the Taliban, and traveled with her mother and two brothers through Iran to Turkey, where they paid a smuggler to reach Greece by boat. They arrived in September 2017, and are now stuck in Moria, a so-called ‘EU hotspot’ - a notorious asylum processing center on the island of Lesvos in Greece.