Oxfam International

Lauren McCauley, staff writer
A teenager wears torn rubber boots in a muddy local market in Bac Ha, Viet Nam.  (Photo: UN Photo/Kibae Park)
It's official. The global one percent of wealth holders now own more than the rest of the world combined, a new report released Monday confirmed. "The global inequality crisis is reaching new extremes," stated Oxfam International's An Economy for the 1% (pdf), which found that the gap between the richest and poorest has widened so dramatically in...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Philippine government meteorologists monitor satellite image of Typhoon Melor. (Image via Z News/ India)
As many as 50 million people across the world face potential hunger, disease,...
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