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# oxfam - This year 2022

Billionaires’ wealth rose more during Covid-19 pandemic than in 23 years combined
# Davos
# Davos

Billionaires’ wealth rose more during Covid-19 pandemic than in 23 years combined

May 23rd 2022, 8:02 AM 18,340 Views 41 Comments

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
# Oxfam
# Oxfam

World's ten richest men doubled their wealth during Covid, report finds

Jan 17th 2022, 9:23 AM 34,761 Views 70 Comments

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.

# oxfam - All time

Richest 1% of world's population 'responsible for more than double the carbon pollution of poorest half'
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Richest 1% of world's population 'responsible for more than double the carbon pollution of poorest half'

Sep 21st 2020, 8:03 AM 16,746 Views 27 Comments

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
# The Knock On Effects
# The Knock On Effects

Hunger linked to Covid-19 could cause 12,000 deaths a day by the end of the year, Oxfam says

Jul 9th 2020, 6:10 AM 8,821 Views 8 Comments

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'
# Big Pharma
# Big Pharma

Call for Covid-19 vaccine to be free so it's 'not auctioned off to the highest bidder'

May 14th 2020, 6:15 AM 17,633 Views 26 Comments

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
# Recession
# Recession

Half a billion people could be pushed into poverty by Covid-19, warns Oxfam

Apr 9th 2020, 7:43 AM 12,714 Views 13 Comments

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
# FRUIT AND NUTS
# FRUIT AND NUTS

Climate experts say people should move towards plant-based diets

Aug 8th 2019, 9:46 AM 23,077 Views 97 Comments

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?
# Lost And Found
# Lost And Found

'Large sum of money' found in man's shirt donated to Oxfam - is it yours?

Mar 9th 2019, 4:29 PM 45,673 Views 32 Comments

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'
# Scandal
# Scandal

Red Cross says more than 20 staff have left after 'paying for sexual services'

Feb 24th 2018, 12:24 PM 11,867 Views 14 Comments

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
# Scandal
# Scandal

Oxfam investigating 26 new cases of sexual misconduct

Feb 20th 2018, 12:01 PM 11,291 Views 28 Comments

They were all reported after the latest scandal.

Oxfam internal probe 'cannot rule out' possibility Haiti officials hired underage sex workers
# Scandal
# Scandal

Oxfam internal probe 'cannot rule out' possibility Haiti officials hired underage sex workers

Feb 19th 2018, 7:27 AM 8,364 Views 11 Comments

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'
# Oxfam Uk
# Oxfam Uk

Oxfam chief executive says criticism over prostitution scandal has been 'disproportionate'

Feb 17th 2018, 4:24 PM 12,506 Views 15 Comments

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
# Reputation
# Reputation

Oxfam Ireland to take the lead as global charity looks to remove 'stain' of sex scandal

Feb 16th 2018, 2:39 PM 8,875 Views 12 Comments

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
# Haiti
# Haiti

Archbishop Desmond Tutu quits as Oxfam ambassador in wake of sex scandal

Feb 15th 2018, 4:39 PM 12,201 Views 17 Comments

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
# Medecins Sans Frontieres
# Medecins Sans Frontieres

Now international aid organisation MSF says it had to sack 19 people for harassment last year

Feb 15th 2018, 7:19 AM 11,656 Views 10 Comments

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
# Oxfam Ireland

Oxfam Ireland emails supporters, promises to 'rebuild trust' after UK staff's Haiti prostitution scandal

Feb 14th 2018, 9:28 PM 10,326 Views 15 Comments

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
# Resignation
# Resignation

Deputy chief executive of Oxfam in the UK resigns over prostitution scandal in Haiti

Feb 12th 2018, 3:11 PM 11,487 Views 20 Comments

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
# Charity Commission
# Charity Commission

Theresa May calls for Oxfam probe over 'shocking' Haiti prostitutes allegations

Feb 10th 2018, 4:56 PM 18,602 Views 22 Comments

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
# Earthquake
# Earthquake

Oxfam aid workers used prostitutes during Haiti relief efforts, report claims

Feb 9th 2018, 7:16 AM 29,230 Views 41 Comments

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
# Myanmar
# Myanmar

Oxfam calls on UN to resolve Rohingya crisis before situation worsens in 2018

Dec 26th 2017, 3:59 PM 6,113 Views 0 Comments

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
# Tax Havens
# Tax Havens

'A rigged global tax system': Oxfam says Ireland is a tax haven by EU standards

Nov 28th 2017, 9:01 AM 18,299 Views 66 Comments

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'
# Bin Bags
# Bin Bags

Charities warn that donations left outside shops 'could be stolen or deliberately destroyed'

Sep 7th 2017, 6:20 AM 9,782 Views 5 Comments

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
# Yemen

The world's largest ever outbreak of cholera looks like it's about to get even worse

Jul 21st 2017, 4:26 PM 9,288 Views 21 Comments

Yemen’s rainy season could accelerate the outbreak, agencies have warned.

Explainer: Why tens of thousands face starvation in war-torn South Sudan
# Famine
# Famine

Explainer: Why tens of thousands face starvation in war-torn South Sudan

Feb 25th 2017, 2:00 PM 8,832 Views 8 Comments

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
# Sharing The Wealth
# Sharing The Wealth

Eight men hold as much wealth as half the planet combined

Jan 16th 2017, 12:01 AM 43,806 Views 66 Comments

Some of the world’s richest people are meeting in Davos this week.

Ireland named world's 6th worst corporate tax haven
# Sweetheart Deals
# Sweetheart Deals

Ireland named world's 6th worst corporate tax haven

Dec 12th 2016, 7:31 AM 19,526 Views 92 Comments

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
# Migrant Crisis
# Migrant Crisis

The world's six richest countries take in just 9% of the world's refugees

Jul 18th 2016, 10:43 AM 24,566 Views 151 Comments

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
# Fifty Shades
From The Daily Edge
# Fifty Shades

A charity shop received so many Fifty Shades of Grey donations, they built a fort

Mar 24th 2016, 7:50 AM 6,185 Views 1 Comment

The state.

A few dozen people now own as much wealth as half of the world's population
# Super Rich
# Super Rich

A few dozen people now own as much wealth as half of the world's population

Jan 18th 2016, 7:38 AM 24,047 Views 73 Comments

New research by Oxfam shows women are also disproportionately affected by global inequality.

"We were sitting in the car when it started to shake...it was sheer pandemonium"
# Earthquake
# Earthquake

"We were sitting in the car when it started to shake...it was sheer pandemonium"

May 13th 2015, 6:15 AM 6,687 Views 1 Comment

Speaking to TheJournal.ie, 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
# Reconstruction
# Reconstruction

"Empty words": Despite promises of help, 100,000 are still homeless in Gaza

Apr 13th 2015, 6:18 AM 4,923 Views 24 Comments

A new report by 46 agencies lays bare the current situation.

Refugee camps could soon be powered by… PEE
# Urine
# Urine

Refugee camps could soon be powered by… PEE

Mar 5th 2015, 1:15 PM 11,451 Views 23 Comments

And it’s all thanks to a urinal.

The top 1% could soon own more than HALF of global wealth
# Davos
# Davos

The top 1% could soon own more than HALF of global wealth

Jan 19th 2015, 6:30 AM 9,214 Views 61 Comments

But how can this be reversed?

The simple guide to getting rid of your old furniture
# Clearing Out
# Clearing Out

The simple guide to getting rid of your old furniture

Nov 27th 2014, 4:22 PM 128,834 Views 3 Comments

De-cluttering your house can be more difficult than it seems.

The number of billionaires in the world doubled during the global crisis
# Extreme Inequality
# Extreme Inequality

The number of billionaires in the world doubled during the global crisis

Oct 29th 2014, 7:30 PM 12,751 Views 54 Comments

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
# Charity
# Charity

28 million people in the Middle East need humanitarian aid

Aug 19th 2014, 7:30 AM 3,371 Views 16 Comments

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
# Charitable Intentions
# Charitable Intentions

Oxfam in Canada was told that it isn't allowed prevent poverty anymore

Jul 26th 2014, 7:45 AM 13,221 Views 12 Comments

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
# Gender Inequality
# Gender Inequality

Women in G20 countries will have to wait 75 years to earn as much as men

Jul 14th 2014, 9:02 AM 5,308 Views 17 Comments

Oxfam said that the Eurozone’s GDP would increase by 13% if women’s paid employment rates were the same.

Knightley: 'What I saw and heard was worse than I could have ever imagined'
# South Sudan
# South Sudan

Knightley: 'What I saw and heard was worse than I could have ever imagined'

Jul 9th 2014, 7:00 AM 11,530 Views 14 Comments

If the aid effort does not increase in South Sudan – 50,000 children could die from malnutrition.

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