Tag: poverty

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What’s best at fighting extreme poverty: cash or ultra-poor graduation?

What’s best at fighting extreme poverty: cash or ultra-poor graduation?

If you want to fight poverty, you probably intuitively feel that the worst-off people are the ones who should be prioritized. As difficult as it is [...]
Oxfam slams billionaire pandemic ‘bonanza’ as millions face poverty

Oxfam slams billionaire pandemic ‘bonanza’ as millions face poverty

Olga Shumytskaya | Moment | Getty ImagesA new billionaire emerged every 30 hours during the Covid-19 pandemic, and nearly a million could fall into ex [...]
Abortion bans mean more children will live in poverty

Abortion bans mean more children will live in poverty

Almost half the United States is ready to outlaw abortion, if given a green light by the Supreme Court, something it’s expected to do in the next f [...]
India starts supplying rice to Sri Lanka in first major food aid | Poverty and Development

India starts supplying rice to Sri Lanka in first major food aid | Poverty and Development

The island nation is struggling to pay for essential imports after a 70 percent drop in foreign exchange reserves.Indian traders have started loading [...]
Eagle and Sunak on poverty claims after Spring Statement

Eagle and Sunak on poverty claims after Spring Statement

Rishi Sunak said measures outlined in the Spring Statement for the UK economy were a "progressive" package that would not add to inflationary pressure [...]
Leeds teacher tackling poverty by giving ‘every head a bed’

Leeds teacher tackling poverty by giving ‘every head a bed’

With warnings that more than a million people will be pushed into absolute poverty from April, many charities are calling on the government to do more [...]
Cost of living: Gordon Brown urges action on extreme poverty

Cost of living: Gordon Brown urges action on extreme poverty

Former PM Gordon Brown demands more help from Rishi Sunak for families pushed into extreme poverty. www.bbc.co.uk [...]
More than a million to be pushed into poverty, says think tank

More than a million to be pushed into poverty, says think tank

The Resolution Foundation says 1.3 million people will not be able to afford basic necessities next year. www.bbc.co.uk [...]
These countries have the lowest Covid vaccination rates in the world

These countries have the lowest Covid vaccination rates in the world

A healthcare worker administers a Covid-19 vaccine to a woman in Johannesburg, South Africa, December 04, 2021.Sumaya Hisham | ReutersBurundi, the Dem [...]
NFTs and DeFi overturn a banker’s generational curse of poverty in 2 years

NFTs and DeFi overturn a banker’s generational curse of poverty in 2 years

Brenda Gentry, a former USAA mortgage underwriter from Texas, believes that the cryptocurrency ecosystem offers a fighting chance to overcome the gene [...]
Employers moving faster than states to raise hourly pay

Employers moving faster than states to raise hourly pay

Activists with Our Revolution hold $15 minimum wage signs outside the Capitol complex on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, to call on Congress to pass the $ [...]
Child tax credit extension: Democrats may lose their best weapon against child poverty

Child tax credit extension: Democrats may lose their best weapon against child poverty

The expanded child tax credit, a policy passed in March 2021 that beefed up monthly payments to most families with kids, has already had a massi [...]
Marcus Rashford: Child poverty may rise as universal credit top-up ends

Marcus Rashford: Child poverty may rise as universal credit top-up ends

Millions "lost a lifeline" when the temporary rise to universal credit ended, the footballer says. www.bbc.co.uk [...]
Universal credit cut will push workers into poverty, warns Tory former minister

Universal credit cut will push workers into poverty, warns Tory former minister

Former cabinet minister Stephen Crabb joins calls for next month's universal credit cut to be axed. www.bbc.co.uk [...]
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