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Canada’s new child benefit has lifted almost 300,000 children out of poverty

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.

Extreme poverty in Pakistan declines from 28% to 4% in 15 years

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.

Child poverty in the United States falls to record low

The child poverty rate in the United States has fallen to a record low of 16% in 2016. In 1967, it was 28%.

World Data Lab projects Kenya to eradicate extreme poverty by 2032

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.

Mars Inc. to spend $1 billion over ten years to combat deforestation, child labor, and poverty in its cocoa supply chain

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 presses ahead with nationwide protest over ‘poverty-level’ minimum wage

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

U.S. household incomes rose to record in 2016 as poverty fell

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.

Migrants send home 51 per cent more money than a decade ago, lifting millions out of poverty

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.

Canadian province to give every citizen $1,320 income boost to overcome poverty

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

World poverty rate to fall below 10% for the first time

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.

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