Yasmin, 5, lives with her mother and 6 siblings in a roughly constructed room in a rubble-strewn open car park area. Her family escaped the war in Syria three months before this picture was taken. Photo: Sam Tarling/Oxfam.
The past few days have been the deadliest yet in Gaza, with civilians including women and children making up the vast majority of casualties, and on average a child being killed every hour in Gaza. Rockets continue to be fired from Gaza into Israel.
The new BRICS development bank must support the reduction of inequality and foster sustainable development, instead of repeating traditional development financing which has reinforced export-oriented growth and mega infrastructure.
“We agree with the IMF that the framework for tackling international tax “spill-over” is weak and we anticipate the IMF’s next steps should be to put forward some answers. We need deep structural changes – and fast. Oxfam is calling for a World Tax Authority as a forum to usher in these changes.”