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People around the world benefited directly from our programmes last year

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People were supported in 39 emergencies around the world

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Just 62 people now own own as much as the poorest half of the world’s population.

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Gifts from Oxfam, spread the love this Valentine’s Day!

It can be hard to pick the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day but with our Unwrapped range of alternative gifts, we’ve got you covered. Here are three gifts from Oxfam that can help spread the love this Valentine’s Day: Goat Couple, Honeybees and Chocolate. All guarantedd to put a smile on your Valentine's face.

Shining a spotlight on inequality

Our 'Richest 62' stat hit a nerve last week and got the whole world talking. From journalists and economists to celebrities and the US Vice President - here's a selction of tweets which show just how far and wide the news about our shocking report on inequality travelled.

Two sides of the same story

Imagine a tax haven, and you might imagine an island with palm trees, yachts and pristine white sands. Some tax havens look like this, some are less glamorous. But however they look on the surface, underneath a very different picture can be found.

Did you hear the one about 62 billionaires with the same wealth as half the world?

We now have a world where 62 people – so few they would fit on a single coach – own as much as the poorest half of the world’s population. This number has fallen from 80 last year and 388 as recently as 2010.

As winter settles in, refugees from Syria face increasing hardship

It is nearly 5 years since the start of the conflict in Syria, and an unprecedented human tragedy continues to unfold on an unimaginable scale. Hundreds of thousands of refugees escaping the ongoing conflict in Syria face another winter of dreadful conditions in Lebanon and Jordan.

2015 - Oxfam Ireland

A year in pictures: the impact you helped make happen in 2015

It’s been a busy year! 2015 saw considerable global challenges – such as the Nepal earthquake, rising global inequality, conflict in South Sudan and Syria and the refugee crisis, among others.

It was also a year of momentous achievements – take a look at this special photo blog for our year in review.