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Oxfam: People in poorer countries five times more likely to be displaced by extreme weather

Nov. 2, 2017 – People in low and lower-middle income countries were five times more likely to be forced from their homes by “sudden-onset” weather disasters, like floods and storms, than people in richer countries, according to Oxfam. In “Uprooted by Climate Change,” Oxfam illustrates the ruthless inequality of climate change; poor communities, whose greenhouse gas emissions […]

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Hurricane Irma: Oxfam teams in northern Haiti helping with evacuation and preparing for storm’s impact

September 7, 2017 – Many supermarket shelves in northern Haiti are now empty and people in coastal areas are being evacuated inland to schools and public buildings in preparation for the worst of Hurricane Irma today and tomorrow. Oxfam’s Tania Escamilla is in Cap Haitien – Haiti’s second city, population 280,000 – with Oxfam’s 27-person […]

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Cash stashed offshore by top 50 US companies jumps to $1.6 trillion

April 12, 2017 – The 50 biggest US companies, including global brands Pfizer, Goldman Sachs, GE, Chevron, Wal-Mart, and Apple, stashed $1.6 trillion offshore in 2015 –  $200 billion more than the previous year – according to a new report by Oxfam. The report, ‘Rigged Reform,’ reveals that big US companies are increasing their use […]

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Oxfam: Just 8 men own same wealth as half the world

Jan. 16, 2017 – Eight men own the same wealth as the 3.6 billion people who make up the poorest half of humanity, according to a new report published by Oxfam today to mark the annual meeting of political and business leaders in Davos. Oxfam’s report, ‘An economy for the 99 percent’, shows that the […]

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Oxfam warns of hunger in Haiti 3 months after Hurricane Matthew

Jan. 4, 2017 – Hundreds of thousands of Haitians who survived Hurricane Matthew, which ripped through their country three months ago, will go hungry if governments, donors and aid agencies do not step up efforts to help them, warned Oxfam today. A $139m UN fund set up to respond the most urgent post-Hurricane Matthew needs is 38 percent underfunded. People […]

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