Category Archives: Poverty

East Africa drought – in pictures

East Africa is experiencing the worst drought for 60 years, which has led to the devastation of farmland, failed harvests and livestock deaths. At least 10 million people are expected to need humanitarian assistance http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/gallery/2011/jul/08/east-africa-drought-in-pictures

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Food crises: five priorities for the G20

Hunger is not a natural disaster – it’s a political problem. And G20 leaders can and must act to end this scandal In the fight to address global food crises, will the French presidency at theG20 summit succeed where others have failed? On … Continue reading

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US universities in Africa ‘land grab’

Harvard and other major American universities are working through Britishhedge funds and European financial speculators to buy or lease vast areas of African farmland in deals, some of which may force many thousands of people off their land, according to a … Continue reading

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How to feed 90 million people

Every year, WFP feeds around 90 million people all over the world. But how do we do it? WORLDFOODPROGRAM

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Born to work

Child labour is not a new issue in Bangladesh. as children remain here one of the most vulnerable groups living under threats of hunger, illiteracy, displacement, exploitation, trafficking, physical and mental abuse. Although the issue of child labor has always … Continue reading

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Global food crisis: Palm rush proves costly for Guatemala’s small farmers

The pursuit of palm oil profits by agribusinesses in Guatemala is fuelling a food crisis for the poor The area of Guatemala given over to palm plantations to produce agrofuel increased by 146% between 2005 and 2010, according to estimates by the … Continue reading

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World’s poorest countries ‘flat-lining’

Most of the world’s poorest countries got richer over the past decade but are falling further back in the global wealth ranks, a UN report said Tuesday. At least 37 of the world’s poorest 48 nations have put on positive … Continue reading

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Where Children Sleep: A Diverse World of Homes

When photographer James Mollison was asked to do a project on children’s rights, he found himself thinking back to his childhood bedroom and the deep importance it played in his upbringing. Taking that idea with him around the world, he photographed a … Continue reading

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World Malaria Day: Remembering Jonathan – in pictures

April 25 is World Malaria Day. Nearly 50% of all children who die before their fifth birthday in the Central African Republic lose their lives to malaria. The international health charity Merlin has been working in CAR since 2007, training … Continue reading

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Slideshow on the Global Food Crisis

 Food prices are soaring. Increased demand from developing economies, rising fuel prices, poor weather ruining harvests, and a shift to biofuel production leave the consumer paying more for basic staples and is having its hardest impact on poorer nations. … Continue reading

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