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World's 26 richest people own as much as poorest 50%: Oxfam

In an annual wealth check released to mark the start of the World Economic Forum in Davos, the development charity said 2018 had been a year in which the rich had grown richer and the poor poorer, reports the Guardian.

Jan 21, 2019, 11:23 AM IST

Wealth of richest 9 Indians equivalent to bottom 50% of population: Oxfam study

The findings of the study were released before the start of the five-day World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting in Davos.

Jan 21, 2019, 07:32 AM IST

SOS Children's Village, creating a safe environment for unsupported children

A Children's Village, which is providing a stable and caring family environment to unprivileged and vulnerable children in India. SOS Children's Village came into existence in India in 1964 with an aim to take care of children who have lost parental care. Watch this video to know more.

Jan 02, 2019, 18:32 PM IST

Oxfam deputy chief quits over sex scandal allegations

Oxfam deputy chief resigned on Monday taking "full responsibility" for the behaviour of the British charity's staff in Haiti.

Feb 13, 2018, 00:23 AM IST

Rising disparity: Richest 1% in India corner 73% of wealth generated, says survey

The richest 1 per cent in India cornered 73 per cent of the wealth generated in the country last year, a new survey showed, presenting a worrying picture of rising income inequality.

Jan 22, 2018, 06:26 AM IST

Eight men own half the world's wealth: Oxfam

Eight men own the same wealth as half the world's population, a level of inequality which "threatens to pull our societies apart", Oxfam said on Monday ahead of the World Economic Forum opening in Davos.

Jan 16, 2017, 09:56 AM IST

Who are the 62 richest people that own same wealth as half world's population? Have a look

The wealth of the richest 62 people has risen by 44 percent since 2010, while the wealth of the poorest 3.5 billion fell 41 percent.

Jan 19, 2016, 14:29 PM IST

Richest 62 people own same as half world's population: Oxfam

The wealth of the richest 62 people has risen by 44 percent since 2010.

Jan 18, 2016, 09:55 AM IST

Pee-powered "green" toilet to light up refugee camps

A toilet that uses urine to generate electricity and can charge a mobile phone will soon light up dark corners of refugee camps after being tested by students in Britain.

Mar 05, 2015, 10:10 AM IST

African Union pledges Ebola fund, as Oxfam calls for `Marshall Plan`

The African Union plans to launch an Ebola Solidarity Fund, officials said Wednesday, as aid agency Oxfam warned the continent`s leaders needed to keep their promises to boost healthcare.

Jan 28, 2015, 19:41 PM IST

Rich countries must support Ebola recovery: Oxfam

Rich countries must act swiftly to repair battered health systems and get cash to millions of families in the three countries hit hardest by the world's worst Ebola outbreak, the international development agency Oxfam said on Tuesday.

Jan 27, 2015, 23:49 PM IST

'$18 trillion unaccounted black money stashed in tax havens'

A staggering USD 18 trillion worth unaccounted money is stashed in tax havens and ploughing back that amount into the global economy can help lift people from poverty, says Oxfam.

Jan 23, 2015, 20:49 PM IST

Richest 1% to own more than 99% of people by 2016: Oxfam

The richest 1 percent people in the world will soon have more wealth than the remaining 99 percent of the global population, says a report.

Jan 19, 2015, 19:04 PM IST

Oxfam warns G20 of dangers of rising inequality

The world's biggest economies must tackle rising inequality, aid agency Oxfam warned on Tuesday, saying ignoring the issue would leave millions trapped in poverty and risk economic growth.

Nov 11, 2014, 14:35 PM IST

Ebola outbreak: UN calls for global efforts to contain deadly disease

As the ongoing Ebola epidemic in West Africa has become more dangerous and with new cases being reported in other parts of the world, the United Nations (UN) has called for global efforts to fight the deadly disease.

Oct 07, 2014, 18:54 PM IST

Scarlett Johansson quits Oxfam after SodaStream dispute

Scarlett Johansson has left her role at charity Oxfam because of her new position with the carbonated drinks company SodaStream.

Jan 31, 2014, 10:56 AM IST

'World's 85 richest people own nearly half of global wealth'

As per the report, in the last 25 years wealth has become even more concentrated in the hands of fewer people so much so that one percent of the world's families own almost half (46 percent) of the world's wealth.

Jan 20, 2014, 17:37 PM IST

Climate talks in trouble as green groups walk out

Exasperated green groups walked out of faltering UN climate talks in Warsaw on Thursday.

Nov 22, 2013, 08:51 AM IST