DAVOS 2023: Oxfam calls for windfall taxes as report shows widening inequality
18 January 2023 | 5:32 am
Food companies making big profits as inflation has surged should face windfall taxes to help cut global inequality, anti-poverty group Oxfam said on Monday as the World Economic Forum's annual meeting gets underway.
18 Apr 2020
This week we're bringing you a special edition of Inside the Americas from the United States to show how the country is dealing with the coronavirus outbreak. We go to Baltimore to see why African Americans are disproportionately affected by Covid-19. We then head to the epicentre of the US outbreak, New York City. Finally, in Los Angeles, we’ll show you what money can buy during a pandemic.
29 Apr 2020
In France, schools are set to open progressively from May 11. President Emmanuel Macron said he feared that while they remained closed, there would be more and more inequality between students. Homeschooling is a challenge for most, but the problems are amplified for families in disadvantaged neighbourhoods. They have less access to technology and the parents sometimes do not speak fluent French themselves. Yena Lee and Hanane Saïdani went to one of France's poorest regions, Seine-Saint-Denis, to see how families and educators are adapting.
4 Jul 2020
International NGO Oxfam has criticized Greece's new asylum legislation, which it claims was put in place to undermine the rights of refugees. The humanitarian group is worried other EU states will follow suit.
11 Sep 2020
An upcoming artiste has dropped a single titled 'I Cannot Breathe' to add to the voices who have rejected discrimination, segregation and inequality against the black race and killings of citizens in Nigeria.
24 Sep 2020
They make up just one percent of the world's population but produce more pollution than the poorest 50 percent. The rich are racing through Earth's finite carbon budget, which scientists warn could run out within a decade. That’s the conclusion of a new report from Oxfam. Armelle Le Comte, climate and energy advocacy manager at the NGO, tells us systematic change is urgently required as the amount of emissions produced globally has doubled in 25 years.
16 Dec 2020
A new Oxfam report has revealed that around a third of the world's population has had no state assistance during the coronavirus pandemic. It noted huge gaps between rich and poor countries.
20 Feb 2021
Mexico will complain at the United Nations Security Council this week about unequal access to Covid-19 vaccines, Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard announces.
20 Mar 2021
She was Britain’s first nurse specialist on the blood disorder sickle cell anemia, and she’s been honoured by the Queen for her work to try to stamp out racism in the National Health Service. Dame Elizabeth Anionwu was initially inspired as a child to become a nurse after a Catholic nun looked after her severe eczema. She entered the NHS at 16 as a school nursing assistant, and rose to become a professor and dean of the nursing school at the University of West London, before taking up the baton to tackle racism. She spoke to us for Perspective.
13 May 2021
Germany's poor are getting poorer, and the rich richer. A new government report has made clear how wide the country's social divide is growing.
19 May 2021
This week, Talking Europe is taking a closer look at how the EU hopes to bounce back from the pandemic and create jobs, this after a year of economic stasis with businesses closed, workers furloughed and job prospects curtailed. Last weekend's Social Summit in Porto outlined how the EU hopes to increase employment levels to 78 percent, reduce the number of people living in poverty by 15 million and propose training schemes for 60 percent of the European workforce, all by 2030.
20 Jun 2021
Campaigners from UK-based anti-poverty organisation Oxfam pose as G7 leaders wearing swimsuits and relaxing on deckchairs on a beach in Falmouth, 25 miles away from the venue of the G7 summit in Cornwall. They're calling G7 countries to commit to cutting carbon emissions and to help vulnerable countries better respond to climate change.
9 Jul 2021
The coronavirus pandemic, climate crisis and conflicts have pushed more than half a million people to the brink of starvation, Oxfam reported. Cutting new military spending by less than 20% would end global hunger.
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