Showing posts with label poverty. Show all posts
Showing posts with label poverty. Show all posts

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Report: 155 Million Faced Food Insecurity in 2020 - FARS

 (FNA)- At least 155 million people faced crisis levels of food insecurity in 2020 because of conflict, extreme weather events and economic shocks linked in part to COVID-19, a UN-partnered flagship report said.

Friday, June 22, 2018

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Despite Falling Unemployment in the UK, Poverty High and Rising

severe poverty experienced by children in schools
Official British government figures reveal a drop in the number of people out of work but the cost of living is not matched by earnings. This price gap exposes the reality for many people for whom poverty is a reality and political rhetoric is just cheap talk.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Switzerland rejects guaranteed income proposal in national referendum

The Swiss appear to have voted down a plan for the government to pay citizens a guaranteed income whether or not they are employed.

The proposal would have forced the government to pay each citizen the equivalent of nearly 1,800 euros, or about $2,045, each month.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Hunger, homelessness on the rise in most American cities in 2015

Hunger and homelessness continued rising in most US cities in the year of 2015, as low wages, poverty, lack of affordable housing kept plaguing the urban population amid a slow economic recovery, found a survey released Tuesday.

Friday, November 6, 2015

British MPs to Debate a No-Confidence Vote in UK Prime Minister Cameron

British MPs will come together to debate a no confidence vote in Prime Minister David Cameron after an online petition, accusing him of causing "devastation for the poorest in society for the last 5 years," reached enough public support to trigger a discussion.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

More than a million Australians in poverty (report)

Between 4 and 6 percent of Australians are living in poverty despite the country's 25 years of continuous economic growth, according to new research released on Tuesday.

The Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) said 1 to 1.5 million of the country's population were in poverty "with little to no hope of getting out of that situation".

Friday, October 17, 2014

On international Day, Ban declares eradication of poverty a 'most fundamental obligation'

 UN, 17 October 2014 – Amid pronounced increases in global inequality, the United Nations marked the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty today with calls to accelerate efforts in eliminating poverty in all its forms.

“Entrenched poverty and prejudice, and vast gulfs between wealth and destitution, can undermine the fabric of societies and lead to instability,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in his message for the Day, which is commemorated annually on 17 October.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Some Brazilians Ignore World Cup as They Try to Survive

SAO PAULO. - Thousands of soccer fans from all over the world are enjoying their time in Brazil, with beautiful beaches, tropical weather and parties everywhere. But behind the scenes, there are some places where not many tourists will go -- and where not many are celebrating during this World Cup.

These people behind the scenes play in the streets in places tourists visit only when they are lost.

They are families that sleep in the street, and live there.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Welfare for Immigrants: EU Wants Fortress Germany to Open Up

Brussels is demanding that even foreigners who have never worked in Germany should have access to the country's unemployment benefits if they hail from an EU member state. The EU is firing Germany's already overheated immigration debate.

Lazlo Andor knows from personal experience just how advantageous it can be to go abroad. The Hungarian politician studied economics at universities in Washington and Manchester and then worked as a professor in New Jersey for almost four years. Today he's the commissioner responsible for social affairs on the European Commission in Brussels. The social democrat is fond of saying that the right to live and work anywhere one wants in Europe is "one of the cornerstones of EU integration."  

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Spaniards seek free food as soaring costs bring cruel Christmas

After dropping off her children at school in Barcelona, Esmerelda Ingles eats out for breakfast, not at one of the Spanish Mediterranean city's swanky cafes but at a soup kitchen.
The 31-year-old mother of three survives the winter on free food, as the soaring cost of heating her family's home is devouring her meagre budget.
Each morning Ingles joins around 100 other diners -- drug addicts, the homeless, unemployed families and battered wives -- at the Caliu centre, a church-run soup kitchen operated by volunteers in the city's humble district of Horta.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Thousands stage new protests in Bulgaria despite PM's apology

SOFIA: Thousands of Bulgarians took to the streets for a sixth straight day of protests on Wednesday, demanding the resignation of new Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski despite his apology over a political blunder.
Carrying Bulgarian flags, the protesters gathered outside the government headquarters in downtown Sofia, shouting "Mafia!" "Red garbage!" and "Resignation!"
Over 600 nationalists also staged a separate rally outside parliament, waving black flags and pressing for new elections.
Oresharski's appointment of controversial media mogul Delyan Peevski as head of the powerful national security agency DANS had sparked public outrage.
The prime minister, who has been in office just three weeks, has since reversed the appointment. He also apologised Wednesday.
"I made a political mistake and I apologise not only to you but to all the people who came out to protest," Oresharski, 53, told parliament.
But the demonstrators would not let up on their protests, sparking fears of a fresh political crisis after massive rallies against rising poverty forced out the previous government just four months ago.
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