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Telling Numbers: Nine Indians own as much as half the country

The world’s richest 26 billionaires own as much wealth as the 3.8 billion people in the bottom half of humanity, while India’s top 9 billionaires own as much as the country’s poorest half.

India's richest 1 per cent get richer by 39 per cent in 2018; just 3 per cent rise for bottom-half: Oxfam

According to the Oxfam report, India added 18 new billionaires last year, raising the total number of billionaires to 119, while their wealth crossed the USD 400 billion (Rs 28 lakh crore) mark for the first time.


Why a new report agrees with Piketty on inequality, blames policy

The report pointed out that the path of inequality has changed in India — from being stagnant in the 1980s, to increasing since 1991, and to a subsequent and continued surge up to the present.

Oxfam to set up independent commission to review practices

Oxfam said in a statement that its High-Level Commission on Sexual Misconduct, Accountability and Culture Change would be comprised of women's rights experts who would have access to Oxfam records and staff, partners and communities it supports.

Haiti may revoke Oxfam's right to operate in the country, says senior minister

Oxfam is under threat of losing its British government funding over sexual misconduct accusations in Haiti and Chad. Senior staff have already left the charity, and the threat of losing its right to operate in Haiti heaps pressure on Oxfam.

Minnie Driver quits as Oxfam ambassador amid sex scandal

Actor Minnie Driver said the controversy would not discourage her "from working with good people in this space to support a population of human beings around the world that needs our help".


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

Almost half the super-rich individuals are from the United States, 17 from Europe, and the rest from countries including China, Brazil, Mexico, Japan and Saudi Arabia.

Scarlett Johansson steps down as Oxfam envoy

In a statement reported in the American media, Johansson’s spokesman wrote that “she and Oxfam have a fundamental difference of opinion in regards to the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement”.

Syria: 19 killed after bomb hits bus in Homs province

According to UN,over 7 million people have been displaced since the conflict began in 2011.

S Korea to be HQ of UN Green Climate Fund

A new U.N. fund meant to manage billions of dollars to help developing nations combat climate change will be based in South Korea.