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HowStuffWorks "Is there such a thing as a truly unselfish act?"

HowStuffWorks "Is there such a thing as a truly unselfish act?" | absolute poverty | Scoop.it
An unselfish act is an act in which one person benefits while the person performing the act gains nothing. Find out if an unselfish act is possible.

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Anakin Williams's curator insight, May 22, 2014 12:20 AM

it good

Dylan Bradley's curator insight, May 22, 2014 12:20 AM

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Risk of major disability poverty rise

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Today’s poverty figures from DWP and the National Statistics Office (NSO) reveal that absolute poverty is rising for children and some working age adults.

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3.8m UK children in absolute poverty

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About 3.8million children in Britain are living in absolute poverty, with 300,000 more falling into extreme hardship over the last year, figures reveal.

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Jacquie Rintoul's curator insight, June 20, 2013 10:15 PM

I didn't think that the U.K. was like this...

Sarah Alakkad's comment, June 21, 2013 6:07 AM
In the U.K.? wow
Eczema in Children's comment, June 21, 2013 1:41 PM
Oh yes, there are some very poor areas - its too sad.
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Half of First Nations children live in poverty - Canada - CBC News

Half of First Nations children live in poverty - Canada - CBC News | absolute poverty | Scoop.it
Half of status First Nations children in Canada live in poverty, a troubling figure that jumps to nearly two-thirds in Saskatchewan and Manitoba, says a newly released report.

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Is It Crazy to Think We Can Eradicate Poverty?

Is It Crazy to Think We Can Eradicate Poverty? | absolute poverty | Scoop.it
The end to extreme poverty might very well be within reach. But is the bar too low?

 

The World Bank aims to raise just about everyone on Earth above the $1.25-a-day income threshold. In Zambia, an average person living in such dire poverty might be able to afford, on a given day, two or three plates of cornmeal porridge, a tomato, a mango, a spoonful each of oil and sugar, a bit of chicken or fish, maybe a handful of nuts. But he would have just pocket change to spend on transportation, housing, education and everything else.


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we can fix poverty if we try

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Jacquie Rintoul's comment, June 20, 2013 10:08 PM
I agree with Sarah. While many people think that poverty can be eradicated, the world's economy simply cannot hold up every single country. Even if it was able to, countries would probably get into debt and end up poorer than before.
Hannah Campbell's curator insight, July 20, 2013 10:29 PM

I do not think it is crazy to think we can eridacte poverty, but the world's richest and most developed countries need to support the developing countries. 

JH Tan's curator insight, January 19, 2014 7:52 AM

It is extremely hard to eradicate poverty in the world as most people in the world is still living below the $1.25 a day income.However, if  gorverments from developed countries are willing to support the developing countries,I believe we will be able to hit the target set by the world bank to raise just about everyone on earth above the $1.25 a day income.

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Two Thirds Of Children In Poverty 'From Working Families'

Two Thirds Of Children In Poverty 'From Working Families' | absolute poverty | Scoop.it
A dramatic rise in children living in poverty-stricken working families has alarmed campaigners, with the government urged to take actions by charities.

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mitch ferris's comment, June 20, 2013 10:10 PM
I agree!!!!!!
James C's curator insight, June 20, 2013 10:27 PM

Wow...this is just horrible....

Eliza Gwillim's comment, July 21, 2013 8:56 PM
Yes but then the parents might not earn enough to sustain their families!