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Chhatiya is a young mother who lives in an urban slum in Patna in northeast India. With her husband they were forced into debt to pay private healthcare fees for their new-born son when the public clinic was unable to provide the care he needed.

India: extreme inequality in numbers

While India is one of the fastest growing economies in the world, it is also one of the most unequal countries. The richest have cornered a huge part of the wealth created while the poor are still struggling to earn a minimum wage and access quality education and healthcare services. Join our campaign and fight inequality today.
Laxmi Thapa, of Kanchanpur, works in a sand and gravel mine to  make a  small  income. Photo: Oxfam

Fighting inequality in Nepal: the road to prosperity

Today, more than 8.1 million Nepalis live in poverty. To build a more equal country that leaves nobody behind, Nepal must act now to put the right policies in place, and enable citizens and social movements to advocate for progressive change and hold decision makers to account.
Despite an impressive economic growth since 2005, poverty still affects millions of people’s lives in Kenya.

Taxing for a more equal Kenya: a five-point action plan to tackle inequality

Extreme inequality is out of control in Kenya. Less than 0.1% of the population (8,300 people) own more wealth than the bottom 99.9% (more than 44 million people). Tackling inequality could help to lift millions out of poverty, secure sustainable economic growth and bring the country together.

Oanh is a 27-year-old kidney dialysis patient who lives in Hanoi. Photo: Adam Patterson/Oxfam

Healthcare inequality in Vietnam: the price of a kidney

Oanh is a 27-year-old kidney dialysis patient who lives in Hanoi with her partner, Vinh. She and her family are locked in a cycle of debt to pay for the medicines she needs to take every day. Join her to demand an economy that works for everyone, not just the few. Sign our petition.

Rachel Oichoe, 9, attends class at Jaombi Foundation School, Kenya.

The case for a billionaire tax

Ending extreme inequality to end poverty has no lack of policy options: from corporate tax reform to investment in health and education, and from raising the minimum wage to ending gender discrimination. This discussion paper aims to put one of these solutions on the agenda: the billionaire tax.

One of many Ebola billboards in Freetown sharing prevention messages on how to stop the spread of Ebola

Ebola and the Private Sector

Ebola is a humanitarian crisis first and foremost – but it is also a mounting economic disaster for Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.

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