A desperate and largely unknown humanitarian crisis is deteriorating in the Lake Chad Basin region of West Africa, forcing millions of people to flee their homes and leaving millions more in need of humanitarian assistance. Oxfam is providing life-saving support but help is urgently needed to prevent the crisis turning into a catastrophe.
The Credit Suisse Global Wealth Report shows once again that economic inequality remains at shockingly high levels. The richest 1 percent now has as much wealth as the rest of the world combined.
Tax havens are fuelling inequality and poverty. Meet Nellie, a teacher, and Vitumbiko, a nurse, from Malawi, as they tell us how tax dodging is hurting people’s chances to escape poverty in Malawi. And act now.
Tax revenue that should be helping to fund essential services in Malawi and other poor countries is disappearing at an alarming rate, held offshore in tax havens. Find out more about how this is impacting the life of the majority of the citizens. And what you can do about it.
Each year, unfair tax practices by multinational companies and wealthy individuals cost poor countries like Zambia at least $170 billion. Cecilia campaigns to make tax fair. Join her fight to end the era of tax havens.
Each year, unfair tax practices by multinational companies and wealthy individuals cost poor countries like Malawi at least $170 billion. Stella campaigns to make tax fair. Join her fight to end the era of tax havens.
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.
Oxfam applauds the World Bank’s continuing leadership on Universal Health Coverage and their ongoing collaboration with the World Health Organization, which increasingly highlights inequity as the crux of the problem. However, we caution against ongoing promotion of an ever-increasing role for for-profit companies in delivering health care in poor countries.
New evidence shows that women in India are being exploited and facing serious health problems, due to under-investment in healthcare by the Indian government and the proliferation of private for-profit clinics.
Reacting to the vote of the European Finance Ministers in favour of the 'enhanced cooperation procedure' for a financial transaction tax in eleven European countries, Nicolas Mombrial,
International development agency Oxfam and the European Network on Debt and Development (Eurodad) welcome the European Commi