‘Time to Care’ highlights global inequality with the world’s 2,153 billionaires owning more wealth than the 4.6 billion people who make up 60 per cent of the planet’s population. Ireland has one of the highest levels of wealth inequality in the EU, according to Oxfam.
Throwaway fashion is putting increasing pressure on our planet and its people – and it’s not sustainable.
Last year the 3.8 billion people who make up the poorest half of the world saw their wealth decline by 11 per cent, while billionaires’ fortunes rose by a similar amount (12 per cent).
Fr Michael Kelly (89) from Co. Offaly conferred with the Order of Distinguished Service for his work in developing strategies for HIV prevention.
Analysis shows that Ireland would fail the EU’s blacklisting criteria
“We need to tackle aggressive tax planning, to implement strong controlled foreign company rules to prevent profit-shifting and improve transparency by forcing multinational corporations to make public where they make profits and pay tax” – Oxfam Ireland.
“The severity of the situation is continuously increasing as is the number of people affected”: Cardinal Berhaneyesus D. Souraphiel, Archbishop of Addis Ababa.
Proposed tax could generate up to €320m a year and could help address the housing crisis, child poverty, or the effects of climate change.
“Rather than an economy that works for the prosperity of all, we have instead created a global economy for the 1%" - Oxfam Ireland.
Trócaire partners working in affected areas to get aid to people who have lost their homes and are without power and water.
Trócaire assisting 700 farming families evicted in March 2011 in the Polochic Valley.
One month on from Typhoon Haiyan, close to 2,000 are still missing, and 5,670 are recorded dead.