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Inequality

Tens of thousands of people joined the Mass Poor People's and Low-Wage Workers' Assembly and Moral March on Washington and to the Polls on June 18. By Eleanor J. Bader for Common Dreams. After her niece, a low-income mother of three, was murdered several years ago, Wel'ega Ma'Shak of Galt, California, joined Missing...
Only about half the funds required are being provided by rich countries, according to a report by Oxfam. The funding needed by UN climate disaster appeals has soared by more than 800% in 20 years as global heating takes hold. But only about half of it is being met by rich countries, according to a new report by...
How long can billionaires continue to amass wealth while the world's poorest struggle to buy food? By Paul Rogers for Common Dreams. While it has long been blatantly obvious that the global economic model is not working for all, the rate of accumulation of wealth by a small minority is now breathtaking – if not...
The four-month-old Russian invasion of Ukraine, which has triggered a hefty increase in military spending among Western nations and a rise in humanitarian and military assistance to the beleaguered country, is now threatening to undermine the flow of Official Development Assistance (ODA) to the world’s poorer nations...
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 every two days, according to Oxfam. For every new billionaire created during the pandemic — one every 30 hours — nearly a million people could be...
Please do not say you were not aware that the world produces enough food to feed all human beings on Earth, while nearly double the combined European Union’s population go to bed hungry… every single night. And please don’t pretend you did not know that 20% of all humans –those who live in the wealthiest countries–...
Over a quarter of a billion more people could crash into extreme levels of poverty in 2022 because of COVID-19, rising global inequality and the shock of food price rises supercharged by the war in Ukraine, reveals a new brief from Oxfam.  “First Crisis, Then Catastrophe”, published ahead of the World...
A growing number of billionaires is not a sign of success; it is a sign of the failure of the economic system we have created — particularly in the context of millions of people sliding into poverty. By Amitabh Behar for IPS news. It is no secret that economic inequality has risen exponentially in the last few...
The COVID-19 death toll has been four times higher in lower-income countries than in rich ones, according to a new report published by Oxfam on behalf of the People’s Vaccine Alliance as the world marks two years since the World Health Organization declared the pandemic.  While the pandemic has been devastating for...
Safety and security are at the base of the ‘hierarchy of needs’ pyramid, second in importance only to life’s absolute necessities—air, water, food and shelter, warns a new report. By Baher Kamal for IPS News. The report “Why we don’t feel safe,”elaborated by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and released on 8...
Join eighteen organizations and key individuals working in the global justice sector across nineteen countries in ditching the word “aid” and replacing it with more accurate alternatives in our communications. By Health Poverty Action. Following a consultation to replace the damaging and neo-colonial  language of “...
Dozens of youth-led advocacy groups from around the world have published an open letter urging the European Union, the United Kingdom, Norway, and Switzerland to immediately end their opposition to a proposed patent waiver for coronavirus vaccines, which still remain out of reach for billions of people in poor...
Despite urgent calls to ensure the equal distribution of Covid-19 vaccines in 2021, pharmaceutical companies tragically failed to rise to the challenge of a once-in-a-century global health and human rights crisis.  Instead, they monopolized technology, blocked and lobbied against the sharing of intellectual property...
The UK currently lacks a legal mechanism for enforcing the right to food. British MPs and activists are fighting for this basic right to be enshrined into law - making the government legally responsible to help anyone who is going hungry. The ambition for a Right to Food builds upon the tireless work of many...
An analysis by the Center for Global Development (CGD) reports that the average Briton produced more carbon dioxide in the first two days of January than an average person from the Democratic Republic of Congo would in an entire year. This study shows that rich and poor countries have vast energy inequalities, with...