The Asian Development Bank reported this week that extreme poverty rates in Pakistan have shrunk dramatically.
New Statistics Canada figures show 278,000 fewer children living below the poverty line in 2017 — the first full year of the benefit — compared to 2015.
The extreme poverty (or below $1.9 per day poverty line) in Pakistan has gone down from 28.6 percent of total population in 2001 to 3.9 percent in 2015, Asian Development Bank said in a report.
The child poverty rate in the United States has fallen to a record low of 16% in 2016. In 1967, it was 28%.
A global data enterprise suggested in a post published last week by a US think tank that the share of abjectly poor Kenyans will drop from nearly 21 percent to 4.3 percent in 2030.
Under the new sustainability scheme – which will cost the company $1 billion over 10 years – all the cocoa it buys will be responsibly sourced by 2025, the parent company of M&Ms, Snickers, and Twix said.
The South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) will go ahead with its planned nationwide mass mobilisation of workers to protest against the proposed “poverty-level” national minimum wage of R20 an hour and amendments to labour laws
The U.S. median household income rose to a record last year and the poverty rate fell, as steady economic growth helped improve the lot of more Americans.
While the report shows that there have been increases in sending patterns to almost all regions of the world, the sharp rise over the past decade is in large part due to Asia which has witnessed an 87 per cent increase in remittances.
One in five children live in poverty in Canada, according to Unicef, and a recent poll found two-thirds of Canadians open to the idea of basic income
The World Bank projects that the number of people living in poverty fell to 702 million people in 2015, or about 9.6% of the global population.
Poverty Point culture is an archaeological culture that corresponds to an ancient group of indigenous peoples who inhabited the area of the lower Mississippi Valley and surrounding Gulf coast from about 2200 BC – 700 BC.
Family violence, mental health needs, and child poverty are all at the center of New Zealand’s new ‘wellbeing’ budget, with billions being newly allocated to causes that relate to the overall wellbeing of New Zealanders.
New Zealand’s Labour coalition government has unveiled its “world-first” well-being budget which offers billions for mental health services, child poverty, and family violence.
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals are now adopted by 193 countries and represent a level of international collaboration unparalleled in human history.
If what’s “good enough” to satisfy us is the utter and complete solution of all our problems, then we have committed ourselves to be forever dissatisfied.
In particular, Uzbekistan intends to reduce poverty. Also, one of the goals of Uzbekistan is to strengthen food security, improve diet.
I first put pen to paper in the weeks and months directly following the news that I would be a father and I’ve completed the bulk of it in the many months following the birth of my son Owen.
If you were an alien observing humanity for the first time, would you deem this species an abysmal failure or a promising, remarkable work in progress?
There is more possibility to do bad now than ever. There is also more ability to do good now than ever. Which will we choose? How will our generation be remembered?
Life exists far beyond what we know here on Earth. And it is beautiful and will continue well after the last human and even Earth itself.
Stockton, Calif., hopes to become an exhibition ground for fighting poverty with a simple yet unorthodox experiment: giving $500 a month in donated cash to perhaps 100 local families, no strings attached.
The higher wisdom is in discerning what is needed for a given moment and being flexible enough to offer the moment what it needs, whether it be radical compassion, tough love, or better yet, both.
The change we want and need is happening – right now. We prove it to ourselves every time we find ourselves and others in the grips of outrage.
Is the left truly committed to compassion and inclusiveness as core values? Or, rather, is it committed to sympathy and inclusion for the specific types of people whom its deem worthy of them?