Oxfam: COVID-19, inequality, rising food prices driving severe poverty and other stories

Today we look at an Oxfam report on global extreme poverty rates, rising deaths among unhoused people across the US, and more

April 19, 2022 by Peoples Dispatch

In today’s episode of the Daily Round-up, we look at a report by Oxfam International on extreme poverty fueled by the COVID-19 pandemic, global inequality and rising food prices; rising deaths among unhoused people across US cities in circumstances of aging,  isolation and a lack of care; the persecution of a teachers’ union president, Mbongwa Dalmini, by police forces in Swaziland during a labor dispute in the public sector; and a key proposal passed by the lower house of Mexico’s congress to nationalize lithium reserves as part of a broader push by President AMLO to roll back private control over the energy sector.