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Huge new #ParadisePapers leak reveals how wealthy & powerful invest offshore.

Blog: Paradise Papers exposes feeble political attempts to end tax havens

Huge new #ParadisePapers leak reveals how wealthy & powerful invest offshore. When companies and the super-rich don’t pay their fair share of tax, it’s the world’s poorest who suffer the most.

Thankgod Chigizie sits inside his school classroom, in Nigeria. Photo: George Osodi/Panos

Blog: Four quick takeaways on the World Bank’s education report

The World Bank today published the 2018 edition of its World Development Report. For the first time, the report is focused entirely on education, and tackling what they call the “learning crisis,” where “even after several years in school, millions of children cannot read, write or do basic math.”

Patients wailt for treatment in crowded conditions, Bwalia ‘Bottom’ Hospital, Lilongwe, Malawi. Photo: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Oxfam

Blog: Inequality in Malawi – a Dangerous Divide

In 2015, 50% of Malawians are living in poverty. Yet while poverty may be a familiar issue for discussion in Malawi’s development sphere, Oxfam is today putting the spotlight on a less talked about issue, but one that threatens to severely hinder poverty reduction in the country: Malawi’s increasing inequality.

Bidonville de Mukuru, Nairobi, Kenya. Photo : Eleanor Farmer/Oxfam

Blog: The opportunity of a generation: Ending extreme inequality

It could be the opportunity of a generation.

The world can be proud of the progress made towards ending poverty - as I see for myself when I visit the toughest places, the cynics have been proven wrong by successful efforts to combat disease, to increase access to drinking water sources, and to get girls into school. But, as Oxfam witnesses in work on the ground, and as the expert number-crunchers attest, the completion of this progress is now jeopardized by extreme inequality. 

Oxfam campaigners call for a Robin Hood Tax. Photo: Oxfam.

Blog: The Robin Hood Tax: A Lifeline for Global Education

If all students in low income countries left school with basic reading skills, 171 million people could be lifted out of poverty.  It’s a startling fact, and one that demonstrates the importance of getting children in the world’s poorest countries into school and learning

Photo: Tomàs Abella/Oxfam

Blog: Developing countries must be at the heart of Global Tax Reform

After the world was plunged into a financial crisis, back in 2009, G20 leaders promised to clean up the international tax system, once and for all.

3 reasons to read about 1 easy solution to extreme inequality: Free public services

Blog: 3 reasons to read about 1 easy solution to extreme inequality: Free public services

Today we are launching a new report, ‘Working for the Many: Public Services Fight Inequality.’ This is the next in Oxfam’s series of reports looking at the scandalous gap between rich and poor that is undermining poverty reduction, and putting the power increasingly in the hands of elites the world over.

Blog: Infographie : le coût du conflit en Syrie

Alors que le gouvernement américain et les principaux responsables politiques mondiaux se livrent à des calculs sur l’opportunité d’une intervention face au conflit qui déchire la Syrie depuis plus de deux ans et tandis que des nouvelles terribles nous parviennent chaque jour, des enfants syriens connaissent un nouveau mois de septembre sans rentrée scolaire.

El dibujo de Reema, mostrando su casa en Siria

Blog: Reema, refugiada siria de 12 años: "Mi último día en casa"

Reema es una niña de doce años que tuvo que huir de su país, Siria, junto a sus padres y sus hermanos. Se refugiaron en el Líbano. Esto ocurrió hace un año.

Reema's drawing, showing her home in Syria

Blog: Reema, 12, Syrian refugee: "My last day at home"

Reema is a 12-year old girl who had to flee her country, Syria, with her parents and siblings. They found refuge in Lebanon. That was a year ago.

Reema was a bright student and loved studying, but she hasn't been able to go to school since she left her country. She still enjoys writing and drawing, to tell her tragic story. Here below is one of her texts, in which she remembers her "last day at home" in Syria.

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