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Poverty 'could trigger fresh riots'

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Rising levels of poverty and scarce job prospects for young people could lead to fresh unrest on British streets, the head of the International Red Cross has warned.


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Aziemah Saeko's insight:

I knew that sometimes, things get on the ugly side of us. But I didn't expect such ugly things, like riots, to happen. This pushed me to thinking were the poor people thinking when they were causing such riots? I know that they are sad and disappointed but this does not mean that they should resort to such things, which could cause them to facing the harsh punishments of the law. It also got me thinking, were the government actually doing anything to help the poor people? In my opinion, I feel that the government should hand some free rice or items that can be used to the needy, they can ask the country to provide if they want to too. This way, the needy would appreciate and gain respect for the government and will not cause any trouble should they feel like they are invisible to the government and start causing trouble such as riots. 

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Vion Lee's curator insight, February 4, 2013 8:07 AM

This is an example of what the poverty situation in some places can turn into. The government shiukd work towards ending poverty or at least helping those in need so as to prevent these situations from happening.

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When feeling poor makes you sick - Subjective poverty massively affects older people's health - Health - NewsLocker

When feeling poor makes you sick - Subjective poverty massively affects older people's health - Health - NewsLocker | Poverty and Affluence | Scoop.it
Being objectively low income leads to poor health and a shorter life. This much we already knew. But poverty can also be a matter of subjectively feeling poor.
Aziemah Saeko's insight:

I have always thought that being poor would naturally make you sick, but I have never thought of the things otherwise, such as psychologically. This article pushed me to thinking, if the people who were living in poverty did not keep thinking and telling themselves that they were poor, would they be in good health then? Does psychology really matter on the poor? Such as, does it really matter what you think?  In my opinion, I feel that it's not just alone on the psychological side. I feel that it's more of the side that people keep discriminating them and maybe not having enough money to sustain themselves and the family. 

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Police prevent woman from selling baby due to poverty - Times of India

Police prevent woman from selling baby due to poverty - Times of India | Poverty and Affluence | Scoop.it
Times of India Police prevent woman from selling baby due to poverty Times of India ASANSOL (West Bengal): The police on Sunday prevented a three-month-old baby from being sold by his mother who claimed she was forced to take the decision because...
Aziemah Saeko's insight:

I have never thought that people would be so cruel to sell off their baby or give them away, though I know that these sort of things do happen in reality. But this pushed me to thinking, did the woman actually have a choice? I am sure that if she had a choice, she would rather keep the baby than sell him off for money. Other than the reasons of wanting to get some money to sustain her husband and her, I think she also wants the baby to have at least a normal life and not live under her, a person with no money. After reading so many articles on poverty in India, I think the government really needs to come up with some ideas, or ask the villagers/countrymen for ideas. The government needs to step up and stop poverty in their own country. 

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