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Oxfam: World’s 26 richest own same as poorest half of humanity

The charity body says billionaires around the world saw their combined fortunes grow by US$2.5 billion each day in 2018.

UK watchdog accuses aid groups of failing to tackle sexual misconduct

The International Development Committee (IDC) said the humanitarian sector's response towards widespread sexual abuse was one of complacency, verging on complicity.

UK public trusts charities less than average person in the street

Research showed public trust in charities remained low, with respondents giving the sector a score of 5.5 out of 10 - around the same as in 2016, but down from 2014.

Oxfam: Supermarkets must help end ‘brutal conditions’ for farmers

In surveys conducted in five countries last year, Oxfam said it documented what it called "unfair trading practices" by supermarket giants such as setting prices below the cost of sustainable production.

Oxfam boss hit by Haiti scandal to stand down

Oxfam Great Britain chief executive Mark Goldring will stand down at the end of the year.

NGOs urge Spain not to sell warships to Saudi Arabia

The "Arms Under Control" collective have also called on Spain to stop exporting arms to the Saudi-led coalition fighting Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen, where thousands of civilians have been killed.

The disturbing and damning silence on WWF-Malaysia

Authorities should demand an immediate investigation into all organisations, charities and companies to ensure that no one is made a victim of sexual exploitation.

Oxfam chairman, Guatemala ex-president put on trial for corruption

The trial will examine a US$35 million public contract made in 2009 for the purchase of hundreds of buses to ply routes in San Salvador.

Haiti suspends Oxfam GB’s operating right amid misconduct probe

Minister says the government will declare Oxfam GB 'persona non grata' if investigations reveal a link between the funds the aid organisation receives and the sex crimes committed.

Oxfam investigates new sexual misconduct cases as MPs grill bosses

Last week, Oxfam unveiled an action plan to tackle sexual harassment and abuse, including creating a new vetting system for staff.

Oxfam says former Haiti director admitted hiring sex workers

Roland van Hauwermeiren, who led Oxfam's team in Hait, says he had engaged in 'intimate relations some three times' at his home but did not pay for them.

Oxfam sex abuse criticism disproportionate, chief executive says

But Mark Goldring's comments drew rebukes on Twitter, including from former interior minister Jacqui Smith.

Oxfam agrees not to bid for new funding from UK government

The disaster relief charity says it wasn't right for them to bid for any new government contracts, given public concern following reports its staff had paid for sex workers.

Senegalese singer quits Oxfam role over sex scandal

Baaba Maal says what has happened on a human level is disgusting and heart-breaking.

UK to aid groups: No more cash if you don’t come...

The government says it 'cannot be partners' with aid groups unless they report every serious incident no matter how damaging it is to their reputation.

Only 6 of 10 aid agencies open about sex abuse cases...

Several industry experts warned that the backlash against Oxfam could see charities cover up sex abuse cases for fear of losing support and funding.

Oxfam faces South Sudan abuse claim as sex scandal widens

A survey conducted also revealed that a existed a 'culture of sexual abuse' in some Oxfam offices, with staff claiming they experienced sexual assault.

Oxfam International boss says Haiti scandal ‘breaks my heart’

Winnie Byanyima, however, hopes to restore the trust and vows to be honest, transparent and accountable in addressing the sexual misconduct.

UK reviews Oxfam work amid Haiti prostitutes scandal

The Department for International Development (DFID) says the UK-based charity's leaders "showed a lack of judgement" in investigating the matter.

Oxfam condemns staff over sex reports in earthquake-hit Haiti

Seven years ago, some Oxfam workers had invited groups of young prostitutes to their guesthouse for sex parties.

Richest 1% made 82% of wealth created last year, Oxfam says

On the other hand, the poorest 50% cumulatively did not make any money.

Oxfam: Four Indonesians wealthier than poorest 100 million

Oxfam said Indonesia's taxation system had failed to play a role in redistributing wealth as it was not collecting nearly as much revenue as it should.

Time for a fair economic system that benefits all

Should society continue to reward success with excessive wealth, to the point where a rich man earns in a day what a poor man can in a year?

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