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62 people own the same as half the world, reveals Oxfam Davos report

Runaway inequality has created a world where 62 people own as much wealth as the poorest half of the world’s population – a figure that has fallen from 388 just five years ago, according to an Oxfam report published today ahead of the annual gathering of the world’s financial and political elites in Davos.

The whole world is experiencing global warming, and Africa is one of the most vulnerable continents, particularly in regions where food shortages are already a reality. Women farmers are hit hardest by these changes in climate.

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