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We hit the streets of Dublin to see how people feel about the fact that by 2016 the top 1% will be richer than the rest of the world combined.  Please watch, share and tell us what you think about extreme inequality in the comments below.

We hit the streets of Dublin to see how people feel about the fact that by 2016 the top will be richer than the rest of the world combined. Please watch, share and tell us what you think about extreme inequality in the comments below.

The gap between the world’s richest and poorest people is widening, and while the wealth of the 1% grows greater, inequality threatens to undo much of the progress made over the past 20 years in tackling poverty.  As international business leaders gather at the World Economic Forum in Davos, we must call on them to tackle extreme inequality. It’s not too late to turn the tide. SHARE this if you agree.

The gap between the world’s richest and poorest people is widening, and while the wealth of the grows greater, inequality threatens to undo much of the progress made over the past 20 years in tackling poverty.

The richest 80 people now have the same wealth as 3.5 billion poorest. Help us to ‪#‎EvenItUp‬ - SHARE this pin and take action here: https://act.oxfam.org/ireland/even-it-up

oxfamgb: “ Breaking news: you’re now living in a world where the 80 richest people – that’s just one busload – own the same amount of wealth as half of the world’s population! To tackle inequality, the world needs to know how bad it’s got – please.

Inequality is out of control. SHARE this pin if you, like us, think we need to #EvenItUp

Richest will own more than all the rest by if left unchecked.

Have yacht or have not? The richest 1% now own half the world's wealth. The gap’s getting wider and it's keeping people in poverty. SHARE this post and learn more here on TheJournal.ie: http://www.thejournal.ie/worlds-richest-people-wealth-oxfam-report-1272951-Jan2014/

The 85 richest people own the same wealth as billion poorest people.

A boy demonstrates the difference between the clean water Oxfam is now providing and the dirty water from the river Nile in Awerial settlement. Thanks to your support, Oxfam is currently producing over 300,000 litres of water a day, treating it direct from the Nile and then distributing it to tap stands across the settlement for refugees in South Sudan.  http://oxfamireland.org/blog/families-living-fear-south-sudan

A boy demonstrates the difference between the clean water Oxfam is now providing and the dirty water from the river Nile in Awerial settlement. Thanks to your support, Oxfam is currently producing over 300,000 litres of water a day, treating it direct from the Nile and then distributing it to tap stands across the settlement for refugees in South Sudan. http://oxfamireland.org/blog/families-living-fear-south-sudan


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