Inequality Kills: Action needed to combat inequality in the wake of COVID-19

by Oxfam International | January 17, 2022
Background media: In this candid shot, we see a wall of an urban building on the right marked with black graffiti that reads tax the rich. To the left of the building, there is a dark-skinned person walking down the sidewalk facing the other direction in a black sleeveless shirt, red capris pants, black sneakers and a red satchel.
Credit: Pablo Tosco/Oxfam in MENA

Inequality Kills: Action needed to combat inequality in the wake of COVID-19

by Oxfam International | January 17, 2022
Graffiti in downtown Beirut, Lebanon. Credit: Pablo Tosco/Oxfam.

The wealth of the world’s 10 richest men has doubled since the pandemic began. The incomes of 99% of humanity are worse off because of COVID-19. Widening economic, gender, and racial inequalities — as well as the inequality that exists between countries — are tearing our world apart.

This is not by chance, but choice: “economic violence” is perpetrated when structural policy choices are made for the richest and most powerful people.

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