Poverty

28.09.2018

Millions Face The Life-Threatening Dangers Of Poor Sanitation

Millions Face The Life-Threatening Dangers Of Poor Sanitation

By Anna Kučírková – Connect For Water In our ever changing and evolving world, improvements in living conditions are essential. Sanitation is our first line of defense against communicable diseases and epidemics of infectious diseases such as influenza, typhoid, cholera, and more. And while developed nations tend to have… »

12.07.2018

UN Summer Academy Brings 2030 Development Agenda To Life

UN Summer Academy Brings 2030 Development Agenda To Life

By Rita Joshi BONN (IDN) – In 2015, countries from around the world adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. In November 2016, the Paris Agreement on climate change entered into force, addressing the need to… »

02.11.2017

Fighting poverty should not derail environmental goals

Fighting poverty should not derail environmental goals

By Aris Telonis for DiEM25. Two vital pillars of the DiEM25 European New Deal are poverty alleviation and heavy investment in green technologies. Though these two fields may seem unconnected, new scientific studies suggest there are solid links between them. Scientists argue that… »

30.05.2017

Declaring That Poverty Is Illegal Before The United Nations

Declaring That Poverty Is Illegal Before The United Nations

By Leonardo Boff The scandalous increase in world poverty has given rise to movements to eradicate this affliction of humanity. On May 9th, there was an event at the National University of Rosario, Argentina, organized by the Chair of Water Sciences, a department of the Faculty of Social Sciences, coordinated… »

04.09.2016

Gaza: Over 80% of Population Depend on Humanitarian Assistance

Gaza: Over 80% of Population Depend on Humanitarian Assistance

Human Wrongs Watch By UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA)* The blockade on Gaza, now in its tenth year, has created extremely high unemployment and aid dependency rates in Gaza: in 2016, over 80 per cent of the population depend… »

12.08.2016

War on Climate Terror (II): Fleeing Disasters, Escaping Drought, Migrating

War on Climate Terror (II): Fleeing Disasters, Escaping Drought, Migrating

Human Wrongs Watch By Baher Kamal* ROME, 11 August 2016 (IPS) – “No one can deny the terrible similarities between those running from the threat of guns and those fleeing creeping desertification, water shortages, floods and hurricanes.” Hardly a short, simply-worded… »

10.08.2016

War on Climate Terror (I): Deserts Bury Two Thirds of African Lands

War on Climate Terror (I): Deserts Bury Two Thirds of African Lands

Human Wrongs Watch By Baher Kamal* ROME, 10 August 2016 (IPS) – Two-thirds of the African continent is already desert or dry-lands. But while this vast extension of the second largest continent on Earth after Asia is “vital” for agriculture and… »

27.07.2016

People in Cleveland, Ohio gathered for three days to demand peace, social justice and non-violent solutions

People in Cleveland, Ohio gathered for three days to demand peace, social justice and non-violent solutions

From July 15th to 17th the People’s Justice and Peace Convention 2016 took place in Cleveland, Ohio. We spoke with Greg Coleridge, Director of the Northeast Ohio American Friends Service Committee, and one of the organizers of the Convention, whose mission is the following: “Current public policies disproportionately… »

12.07.2016

‘Modern World Is Chaotic, Confused; Human Security a Must’

‘Modern World Is Chaotic, Confused; Human Security a Must’

Human Wrongs Watch By Baher Kamal* ROME, 11 July 2016 (IPS) – The question is simple and the answer, short: does eating more mean being better nourished?… Not necessarily! On this, top United Nations agencies dealing with food and health have… »

07.06.2016

The Poverty Dilemma: Hunger or Malaria?

The Poverty Dilemma: Hunger or Malaria?

In these weeks most Tanzanian mothers receive mosquito nets meant to protect their children from Malaria. Such a ritual is repeated every year in every poor country, at the height of the rainy season when Malaria claims the majority of its half a million children lives. The distribution of… »

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