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Portraits of Kids From a Deprived Area in the UK Explore What it Means to be Poor

Portraits of Kids From a Deprived Area in the UK Explore What it Means to be Poor | POVERTY AROUND THE WORLD | Scoop.it
This Kind Of Poverty is London-based photographer Spencer Murphy's series commissioned by Save The Children as part of their UK child poverty campaign in collaboration with Labyrinth Photographic.

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Anisah Izhar's insight:

I think that its very sad that these young children are deprived of simple everyday things. Like food, water, money for transportation and even education. Some cannot even afford clothes. This breaks my heart. These young children and their family deserve more attention and help. I hope that the government steps up and pays a little more attention to these problems :)

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Anisah Izhar's comment, January 27, 2014 8:02 AM
I think that its very sad that these young children are deprived of simple everyday things. Like food, water, money for transportation and even education. Some cannot even afford clothes. This breaks my heart. These young children and their family deserve more attention and help. I hope that the government steps up and pays a little more attention to these problems :)
Belinda Lee's curator insight, February 6, 2014 11:00 AM

Connections: These images and portraits of the kids of different races shows that they do not have enough money, they are not bale to have anything, some not being able to have a complete family, no shelter, no food, no water, no footwear, no clothes, not being able to go to school, not being able to afford the utility bills and more. It shows that the kids want and need these really badly and it's the cause of poverty. They are really pitiful and deserve a better life. 

Concepts: The main idea of these portraits are to illustrate that poverty is around the world, no matter which part of the world, which skin color, poverty will always be around us. 

Changes: This also suggest that we have to change our mindset on poverty. Think of it as something that we need to improve on, no matter you are the one facing it or not, lend a helping hand to one another and everything will be better. By facing it together, we will power would be stronger and support of each other will keep the spirits up.

Challenges: Having shown these portraits, it could have been better if there were some help being  given to them so that they would feel less demoralize, and instead the would have the power to fight on, and with their spirits up. 

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51 per cent of Pakistanis in Hong Kong live in poverty - South China Morning Post

51 per cent of Pakistanis in Hong Kong live in poverty - South China Morning Post | POVERTY AROUND THE WORLD | Scoop.it
51 per cent of Pakistanis in Hong Kong live in poverty
South China Morning Post
Pakistanis such as Iffa are far from alone in feeling poverty's sting in the city.

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Anisah Izhar's insight:

The Pakistanis are probably in Hong Kong to have a better living but this sure shows that living in Hong Kong does not do any better. So many other ethnic groups are facing financial problems. What is the government doing? If they are nice enough to let them in, how about pay more attention and offer more help? This shows that poverty is everywhere. Even in first and second world countries. I think that the government should at least make an effort to provide more jobs for these living in poverty. Already 51% of the Pakistanis are living in poverty. How about the rest? How about the chinese living there? Is the government even doing anything about this issue?

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Kaili Tan's comment, January 27, 2014 8:43 PM
I agree with part of your insights The other ethic groups might not be so well taken care of, or given the benefits of what the Chinese receive. Many Pakistanis are facing poverty and this could be due to being unable to afford the living cost in Hong Kong. The government are not assisting them to step out from poverty and it may be because they do not have the ability to support them. This shows that Hong Kong might not be such a suitable place for them. It might not possibly be that the government do not wish to help them but is unable to.
Kaili Tan's comment, January 27, 2014 8:43 PM
I agree with part of your insights The other ethic groups might not be so well taken care of, or given the benefits of what the Chinese receive. Many Pakistanis are facing poverty and this could be due to being unable to afford the living cost in Hong Kong. The government are not assisting them to step out from poverty and it may be because they do not have the ability to support them. This shows that Hong Kong might not be such a suitable place for them. It might not possibly be that the government do not wish to help them but is unable to.
Daryl Koh's comment, January 29, 2014 7:11 AM
Although the Pakistanis in Hong Kong have a better life after shifting there, everything is so much easier, it still does show signs of poverty and the less fortunate. I didn't think that in Hong Kong there would be poor people as i always thought that Hong Kong was a country with quality standards of living. Water, electricity, transportation are all seen almost everywhere. But, even with these improvements made, it still itches me that why didn't the government help to solve poverty in Hong Kong first rather than building more buildings, investing in foreign stocks and so on. So, i believe that the government did not take into consideration of the welfare of the people of Hong Kong. This should be made priority before the government decided to do something else. Quote, "Compared with the 25 per cent of poor children in the general population, 32 per cent of ethnic minority children are poor. And among poor ethnic minority families, more than 60 per cent had at least one member in full-time work, while only 41 per cent among the poor within the general population had jobs." These statistics speak well for themselves. This shows that even though people are employed, they are still not enough to sustain their basic lives and necessities. So, all i want to say is that the government should think of the countries well being first before venturing into anything else. That way, the poverty rate in Hong Kong can be reduced.