It is the first time Oxfam has directly addressed accusations against Roland Van Hauwermeiren, who has denied paying for sex with prostitutes or abusing minors.
Britain’s The Times newspaper reported last week that some Oxfam staff had paid for sex with prostitutes in Haiti after the country’s 2010 earthquake.
Power imbalances and inequality lie at the heart of the international development industry. But the Oxfam scandal shows that organisations mustn’t succumb to it.
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The annual Oxfam survey revealed that 67 crore Indians, comprising the population’s poorest half, saw their wealth rise by just 1% in 2017.
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The blacklist was drawn up in December to discourage the most aggressive tax-dodging practices after several disclosures of off-shore schemes.
The annual Oxfam survey revealed that 67 crore Indians comprising the population’s poorest half saw their wealth rise by just 1% in the last year.
According to an index developed by Oxfam and Development Finance International, six South Asian countries rank in the bottom 20 in terms of addressing inequalities.
It is estimated that it will take 170 years to close the global gender wage gap – 52 years longer than it would have done just a year ago.
We need to make extreme personal wealth unacceptable and its defenders, pariahs. What matters most in the fight against inequality is how we think.
While just eight men are enjoying their enormous wealth, people in developing countries such as Malawi are paying 41% of their daily income for a meal.
In a report titled ‘An economy for the 99%’, Oxfam said that the richest 1% of the world has owned more wealth than the rest of the planet put together since 2015.
The report, released by Oxfam said that the richest 1% of the world has owned more wealth than the rest of the planet put together since 2015.
The gap between the very rich and poor is far greater than just a year ago, an Oxfam study has revealed.
Presenting its findings on the dawn of the Davos summit, Oxfam says the gap between the very rich and poor is far greater than just a year ago and unless tackled, public anger will continue to grow and lead to more seismic political changes.
Humanitarian access to the al-Shabaab strongholds of lower and middle Juba regions of Somalia remains limited even as the crisis worsens.
The intense bombardment of east Aleppo have created a dire humanitarian crisis, aggravated by frequent air strikes on hospitals and polluted water bodies.
The UN has said the economy is close to collapse and many areas are at risk of famine, a word the agency uses sparingly and only when certain criteria have been met.
Malala Yousafzai also attended the memorial and the vigil marking what would have been Jo’s 42nd birthday.
Media reports, citing witnesses, said the attacker shouted out “Britain first”, which is the name of a right-wing nationalist group. Labour MP Jo Cox was a vocal advocate for Britain remaining in the European Union.
The letter, signed by groups including Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and Oxfam, criticised Ban Ki-moon, saying he capitulated to Saudi Arabia and tainted his legacy.