MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM (AFP) – Britain’s government was set Monday (Oct 4) to announce new support for pandemic-hit workers after coming under attack for ending…View More UK vows new Covid-19 pandemic support for workers
CARACAS (REUTERS) – Around three-fourths of Venezuelans now live in extreme poverty as the once-prosperous Opec nation’s hyper-inflationary economic collapse continued for a seventh straight…View More Extreme poverty in Venezuela rises to 76.6 per cent, says report
Last year in the United States, poverty either increased or decreased. Take your pick. The poverty rate rose by the Census Bureau’s narrow, official measure,…View More Opinion | The U.S. Is Winning the War on Poverty
By Ben Casselman and Jeanna Smialek The coronavirus pandemic last year left millions of people out of work and set off the worst economic contraction…View More Poverty in U.S. declined last year as government aid made up for lost jobs.
PARIS (AFP) – The combined effects of war and drought linked to global warming have put one-third of Afghanistan’s population – 14 million people –…View More One in three Afghans at risk of severe or acute hunger: WFP
LUCKNOW, INDIA (REUTERS) – Ms Asha Devi doesn’t remember how many meals she has skipped as she struggles to feed her family of seven in…View More Rural India sinks deeper into debt as Covid-19 wipes out work
DHAKA (THE DAILY STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) – Incidences of fire in the slums of Dhaka have taken frighteningly endemic proportions. In the last six months,…View More Recurring slum fires a cause of concern: Daily Star
Julissa Soto’s son started getting in trouble when he was 14, for little stuff like bringing weed to school and stealing toothpaste from King Soopers.…View More “Punishing poverty”: Colorado lawmakers confront a legal system that taxes the poor
SINGAPORE – When Mr Wong, 48, lost his cleaning job after Covid-19 hit Singapore last year, he also lost the roof over his head. The…View More New transitional shelters provide more housing for rough sleepers in S'pore
By Jane Coaston The federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour hasn’t changed since 2009. Workers in 21 states make the federal floor, which can…View More Opinion | Raise the Federal Minimum Wage or Abolish It?
BEIJING (REUTERS, BLOOMBERG) – President Xi Jinping declared “complete victory” in China’s effort to eradicate rural poverty at a ceremony on Thursday (Feb 25) in Beijing…View More China's Xi Jinping declares 'complete victory' in campaign to stamp out rural poverty
JIEYUAN VILLAGE, China — When the Chinese government offered free cows to farmers in Jieyuan, villagers in the remote mountain community were skeptical. They worried…View More Jobs, Houses and Cows: China’s Costly Drive to Erase Extreme Poverty
SINGAPORE – Mr Jack Sim’s days are numbered. The Singaporean businessman turned sanitation champion runs a countdown app on his phone with an “expiry date”…View More 'Mr Toilet' Jack Sim now wants to solve poverty as he counts down to his 'last day'
‘Admitting that I couldn’t feed my children was one of the most upsetting things I’ve ever done,’ says Kerry Moncur, a 39-year-old support worker in…View More The truth about food poverty and the pandemic