inequalities

Gladys is a fish seller in Accra, Ghana. Photo Credit : Ernest Ankomah/ Oxfam
While the wealthiest people and companies continue to thrive, recent crises have caused huge setbacks in the fight against poverty and hunger, cuts to jobs and wages, and a fiscal squeeze that threatens the lives and livelihoods of the world’s poorest people. For the first time in 25 years, extreme...
We are living through an unprecedented moment of multiple crises. Tens of millions more people are facing hunger. Hundreds of millions more face impossible rises in the cost of basic goods or heating their homes. Climate breakdown is crippling economies and seeing droughts, cyclones and floods...
Vincent, a public servant in Ghana, started a stationery shop to supplement his income. Photo credit : Ernest Ankomah/ Oxfam
Super-rich outstrip their extraordinary grab of half of all new wealth in past decade. Billionaire fortunes are increasing by $2.7 billion a day even as at least 1.7 billion workers now live in countries where inflation is outpacing wages. A tax of up to 5 percent on the world’s multi-millionaires...
In Burkina Faso, Kadigueta Barry is internally displaced. She fled with her husband, leaving everything behind. She cuts firewood that she fetched from the forest. Credit: Samuel Turpin/ Oxfam
Billionaire investments in polluting industries such as fossil fuels and cement double the average for the Standard and Poor group of 500 companies – Oxfam The investments of just 125 billionaires emit 393 million tonnes of CO2e each year – the equivalent of France – at an individual annual average...
Haoua Ali, a herder in Lake Chad province, who is suffering the consequences of the climate crisis to which she contributed very little. Credit: Liga Nassandou/ Oxfam
Rich countries and multilateral donors have so far mobilized only 7% of the estimated $198.88 billion that West African countries need by 2030 to cope with the climate crisis and pursue their own green development. According to a new Oxfam study today, Climate Finance in West Africa, 62% of $13.9...
Photo taken in Bangui, Central African Republic. Photo credit : Adrienne Surprenant/ Oxfam
As the cost of essential goods rises faster than it has in decades, billionaires in the food and energy sectors are increasing their fortunes by $1 billion dollars every two days.
Africa is facing a crisis of extreme inequality which is undermining growth, preventing poverty eradication and contributing to insecurity. The six richest African billionaires are now wealthier than the poorest 50% of Africans combined. This briefing paper shows that COVID-19 has deepened this...
Demba Seydi, West Africa coordinator for Publish What You Pay. Crédit photo : Demba Seydi/ Oxfam
One third of the world's mineral reserves are in Africa and their extraction is the main source of revenues for most African countries. However, the people of the continent are still struggling to reap the benefits. For girls and women, the situation is even more worrying. Extractive sector...
Photo de Christelle qui vend au marché de Bangassou, en République Centrafricaine. Credit : Adrienne Surprenant/ Oxfam
New billionaire minted every 26 hours, as inequality contributes to the death of one person every four seconds
Adam Dicko, activist, executive director of AJCAD-Mali and Sahel superhero. Credit: Sylvain Cherkaoui/ Oxfam
Adam Dicko has been a committed community activist from a very young age and is now the president of the Association des Jeunes pour la Citoyenneté Active et la Démocratie (AJCAD), which promotes democracy and active citizenship of young people in her country, Mali. Over the years, she has been...

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