Runaway inequality has created a world where 62 people own as much wealth as the poorest half of the world’s population – a figure that has fallen from 388 just five years ago, according to an Oxfam report published today ahead of the annual gathering of the world’s financial and political elites in Davos.
Tropical Cyclone Ula could bring further heartache to people hit by Cyclone Pam last year as it passes close to Vanuatu’s southern islands this afternoon.
The extent of damage in Tonga is becoming more clear in the wake of Cyclone Ula.
Oxfam New Zealand is ready to respond to cyclone Ula, which swept through Tonga overnight and is expected to continue its course through the country until this evening.
Early action must be taken to halt the widespread hunger, thirst and disease taking place in New Zealand’s neighbourhood due to a super-charged El Niño.
The Paris climate deal has brought the world’s powers together but is set to short-change the poorest and most vulnerable people as they struggle with the burgeoning reality of rising sea-levels, floods and drought Oxfam warned today.
The poorest half of the world’s population – 3.5 billion people – is responsible for just 10 per cent of climate change pollution, despite being the most threatened by the catastrophic storms, droughts, and other severe weather shocks linked to climate change.
Oxfam report reveals spiralling costs of 3°C compared to 2°C global warming.
Tasman towns once again top the Oxfam Unwrapped Generosity List to confirm the big-hearted Tasman district as the most charitable region in New Zealand.
A strong earthquake in northern Afghanistan shook buildings from Kabul to Delhi yesterday.