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# Oxfam

This year
Two richest people in Ireland have more wealth than 50% of the country's poorest, Oxfam says
The report, titled ‘Survival of the Richest’, has been released as elites gather in Davos in Switzerland for the World Economic Forum.
Last year
Billionaires’ wealth rose more during Covid-19 pandemic than in 23 years combined
A new billionaire was created every 30 hours during the pandemic, according to Oxfam.
World's ten richest men doubled their wealth during Covid, report finds
It also found that the wealth of Ireland’s nine billionaires has increased by 58% to €49.7 billion since the start of the pandemic.
All time
Richest 1% of world's population 'responsible for more than double the carbon pollution of poorest half'
In Ireland, the richest 10% of the population emits nearly the same emissions as the bottom 50%.
Hunger linked to Covid-19 could cause 12,000 deaths a day by the end of the year, Oxfam says
Oxfam said millions are in danger of dying from hunger on a planet that produces more than enough food for everyone.
Call for Covid-19 vaccine to be free so it's 'not auctioned off to the highest bidder'
Oxfam has warned that rich countries and industry could prevent or delay the vaccine from reaching vulnerable people.
Half a billion people could be pushed into poverty by Covid-19, warns Oxfam
A new Oxfam report calls for an economic rescue plan to prevent a damaging recession.
Climate experts say people should move towards plant-based diets
Today’s climate report says that a shift in land use is crucial to tackling climate change.
'Large sum of money' found in man's shirt donated to Oxfam - is it yours?
The organisers of Oxfam’s Fashion Relief event are looking for the owner to come forward.
Red Cross says more than 20 staff have left after 'paying for sexual services'
There is concern that a number of incidents have not been reported, or that reported cases may have been mishandled.
Oxfam investigating 26 new cases of sexual misconduct
They were all reported after the latest scandal.
Oxfam internal probe 'cannot rule out' possibility Haiti officials hired underage sex workers
The charity has released a redacted copy of a 2011 internal report into the scandal.
Oxfam chief executive says criticism over prostitution scandal has been 'disproportionate'
Chief executive Mark Goldring has repeatedly apologised for failings in the way the charity dealt with claims of sexual misconduct.
Oxfam Ireland to take the lead as global charity looks to remove 'stain' of sex scandal
The charity is looking to rebuild its global reputation after the recent scandal.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu quits as Oxfam ambassador in wake of sex scandal
A statement said he was “deeply disappointed by allegations of immorality”.
Now international aid organisation MSF says it had to sack 19 people for harassment last year
A scandal over sexual abuse in the foreign aid industry that began with Oxfam is now spreading.
Oxfam Ireland emails supporters, promises to 'rebuild trust' after UK staff's Haiti prostitution scandal
Oxfam Ireland confirmed that none of its staff were involved in the scandal.
Deputy chief executive of Oxfam in the UK resigns over prostitution scandal in Haiti
Penny Lawrence said that she was “desperately sorry” for the harm and distress that had been caused.
Theresa May calls for Oxfam probe over 'shocking' Haiti prostitutes allegations
The Prime Minister has called the UK’s charity regulator to launch a “full and urgent investigation of these very serious allegations”.
Oxfam aid workers used prostitutes during Haiti relief efforts, report claims
A spokesperson has confirmed that no staff employed by Oxfam Ireland were involved in the case.
Oxfam calls on UN to resolve Rohingya crisis before situation worsens in 2018
More than 620,000 Rohingya people have poured into Bangladesh since August.
'A rigged global tax system': Oxfam says Ireland is a tax haven by EU standards
The new report by Oxfam argues that Ireland fails to meet the criterion on fair taxation.
Charities warn that donations left outside shops 'could be stolen or deliberately destroyed'
Some charities have experienced an increase in people leaving items outside their shops.
The world's largest ever outbreak of cholera looks like it's about to get even worse
Yemen’s rainy season could accelerate the outbreak, agencies have warned.
Explainer: Why tens of thousands face starvation in war-torn South Sudan
Famine was declared in the new African country on Monday, which has been embroiled in civil conflict for years.
Eight men hold as much wealth as half the planet combined
Some of the world’s richest people are meeting in Davos this week.
Ireland named world's 6th worst corporate tax haven
Oxfam said Ireland’s score was based on its lack of effective rules to prevent corporate tax dodging and because it facilitates large-scale corporate tax avoidance.
The world's six richest countries take in just 9% of the world's refugees
Over 65 million people have fled their homes because of conflict, persecution and violence.
A charity shop received so many Fifty Shades of Grey donations, they built a fort
The state.
A few dozen people now own as much wealth as half of the world's population
New research by Oxfam shows women are also disproportionately affected by global inequality.
"We were sitting in the car when it started to was sheer pandemonium"
Speaking to, an Oxfam aid worker on the ground described the consequences of yesterday’s earthquake.
"Empty words": Despite promises of help, 100,000 are still homeless in Gaza
A new report by 46 agencies lays bare the current situation.
Refugee camps could soon be powered by… PEE
And it’s all thanks to a urinal.
The top 1% could soon own more than HALF of global wealth
But how can this be reversed?
The simple guide to getting rid of your old furniture
De-cluttering your house can be more difficult than it seems.
The number of billionaires in the world doubled during the global crisis
If the richest three people spent $1 million every day, it would take 220 years to run out of money.
28 million people in the Middle East need humanitarian aid
Today is World Humanitarian Day and Oxfam Ireland are calling for help.
Oxfam in Canada was told that it isn't allowed prevent poverty anymore
The Canadian revenue authority say that doing so would benefit people who are not already poor.
Women in G20 countries will have to wait 75 years to earn as much as men
Oxfam said that the Eurozone’s GDP would increase by 13% if women’s paid employment rates were the same.