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COVID-19 stokes worldwide fears about food insecurity

Sep 9, 2020
This year, about 121 million people have been pushed to the edge of starvation.
Food vendors serve dishes at the San Cosme market in Mexico City on Aug. 10, 2020 amid the COVID-19 novel coronavirus pandemic. Street vendors were among the wage earners whose livelihoods were affected by the pandemic.
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Oxfam says tax cuts have benefited the rich

Jan 21, 2019
Oxfam, the international anti-poverty organization, released a report Friday on how the world’s billionaires and poor people are doing economically. And the short answer is: the former are up while the latter are down. Oxfam crunched the income and wealth numbers based on data from Forbes’ annual billionaires list and Credit Suisse’s “Wealth Databook.” The […]

British regulators scrutinize Oxfam after Haiti misconduct

Feb 13, 2018
An inquiry is being conducted after allegations that the aid group Oxfam covered up a sex scandal involving some of its senior staff. There’s money on the line to be lost, but also the worrying matter for any charitable organization of lost public trust. Click the audio player above to hear the full story. 

The rich get richer, with no end in sight

Jan 19, 2015
The wealthiest 1% of people may soon control more than 50% of the world's wealth.
A McDonald's drive-through worker hands an order to a customer in San Francisco. 
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Charitable giving up in 2011

Jan 30, 2012
Last year, Americans gave at nearly pre-recession levels.