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.
In response to the latest Panama Papers leak that exposes how Africa is being deprived billions of dollars in natural resource revenues due to offshore deals, Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of Oxfam International, said governments are just not doing enough to stop illicit flows, tax evasion and tax avoidance.
Economic inequality in Russia – skewed income and wealth distribution – increased sharply in the transition from a state socialist system to a capitalist market economy.
Typhoon Haiyan (known locally as Yolanda) left four million people homeless.
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Ahead of a crucial conference on Haiti's reconstruction in New York, the people of Haiti say they want jobs to be their path toward rebuilding, an Oxfam survey reveals. Haitians' most pressing needs are jobs, schools and homes.
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