It is estimated that $7.6 trillion is sheltered in tax havens.
Thus, tax havens deprive the poor countries of resources to fight poverty as money is siphoned out from these poor countries into tax havens.
Inequality: not just in income
According to World Bank, in 2013, a person in Hong Kong, a tax haven, is expected to live for 84 years against a mere 50 years in Central African Republic, a Sub-Sharan African country.
18 Jan 2016
Wealthiest 62 persons as rich as half of world
An Oxfam study has found that in 2015, the richest 62 people owned the same wealth as the poorest 3.5 billion people.
The study highlights that since 2010 the wealth of richest 62 people has increased by 44% to $1.76 trillion while that of poorest half has declined by 41%.
Back in 2010, 388 people owned the same wealth as half of humanity.
Agenda to fight inequality ahead of WEF 2016
Oxfam, ahead of the World Economic Forum has presented a 7 point agenda to fight inequality: crack-down on tax havens, investing in universal public services such as education, etc and sharing tax burden fairly.
Introducing minimum wages for workers and equal pay for equal work to ensure gender equality,
Adequate social safety nets for the poor, and accepting a global goal for fighting inequality.