Before reading this article,i know that poverty means that u are struggling alot on making a living.But after reading this article,i was shocked to know that more than 1.2 billion people in today’s world still live without access to electricity and 800 million people don’t have access to a clean water source. and nearly two-thirds of people who lack safe drinking water live on less than $2 a day.how can 800 million people not have access to clean water source?water is essential for human to survive and without it,tons of life will be lost so i hope that people can give those children living in poverty a proper education as only with proper education can you have a brighter future and break free from poverty
The number of people living in extreme poverty around the world has sharply declined over the past three decades, but it still includes roughly 400 million children, or one -third of those living in such abysmal conditions, according a new World...
Before reading this article,i know that people around the world living in extreme poverty are decreasing.But after reading this article,i was shocked to know that children accounted for one-third of those living in extreme poverty around the world,a shocking figure of 400 million children.In this article,we can see that the Governors of the World Bank Group endorsed two global goals: ending extreme poverty by 2030 and promoting shared prosperity by fostering income growth of the bottom 40 percent of the population in developing countries but has underscored difficulty of reaching the goal to end poverty by 2030.From what i see,ending poverty has a long way to go ,poverty can't be solved by just giving the poor money,they need to secure access to adequate nutrition, education, and health services so that they are fit,healthy and knowledgable to earn a living outside.
In 1998 Asia (including South Asia, East Asia, and the Pacific region)accounted for about two-thirds of the world’s 1.2 billion poorest people. These people all lived on less than $1 per day. South Asia—that is, the Indian subcontinent, which includes India, Nepal, and Bangladesh—had about 522 million people living in extreme poverty in 1996. India had the greatest number of poor of any country in the world—more than 300 million people, more than one-third of its population. The caste system associated with Hinduism, the dominant religion in India, helps perpetuate some of this poverty. This system keeps many families poor from generation to generation by assigning certain groups of people to low status.
Approximately 267 million people in East and Southeast Asia lived on less than $1 per day in 1998. China has very large numbers of poor due to the great size of its rural population. Such Southeast Asian countries as Vietnam, the Philippines, and Indonesia also rank among the world’s poorest.
Several wars have contributed to poverty in South and East Asia. World War II (1939-1945) and the wars in Korea (1950-1953) and Vietnam (1959-1975) damaged land, crops, and forests; prevented many people from making a living; and killed and dislocated millions. In the late 20th century, governments and industries around these regions sponsored massive deforestation, mining, and damming projects that damaged or hindered access to forests, fields, and water resources. Such projects also forced many people to abandon their homes and fields, making them more susceptible to poverty.
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Nearly half of Asian kids live in poverty
Nearly half of Asia’s 1.27 billion children live in poverty — deprived of food, safe drinking water, health or shelter, a development agency said in a report.
While 600 million children under the age of 18 lack access to one of these basic human needs, more than 350 million are deprived of two or more of these needs, saidGrowing up in Asia, a report from the child humanitarian organization Plan.
Plan said half of Asia’s families are not benefiting from economic growth and globalization. It blamed the pressure of rapid population growth on scarce resources; lack of access to education, healthcare, clean water and sanitation; caste discrimination; and weak governance and corruption.
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Poverty keeping children out of school
Widespread poverty and ignorance are forcing more than half the number of children of Danuwar community at Bhimtar village in Sindhupalchok out of schools. They can instead be found wasting their time fishing.
Although there is a lower secondary school at Bhimtar, more than half the number of children in the village are without any education, Krishna Prasad Shrestha, headmaster of Bhimeshwor Lower Secondary School, said.
“Only fifty percent of all children in this village have been admitted to the school. The enrolled students too attend the school according to their will.” Shrestha said.
Most of the children in Bhimtar were busy fishing and playing other games rather than studying, the guardians of the students said. “Children who earn by selling fish do not like to go to school,” local guardians said.
There are around 248 school age boys and 193 girls in the village. Among them, only 46 boys and 15 girls have been admitted in the school. Even among them, many students quit schooling early.
Before reading this article,i know that poverty has affected many people and countries.But after reading this article,In 1998 Asia (including South Asia, East Asia, and the Pacific region)accounted for about two-thirds of the world’s 1.2 billion poorest people.There are so much more people living in poverty than i had expected and all of them lived on less than $1 a day!Furthermore,poverty is keeping children out of school.How can this be?if the children do not have the basic education,how are they going to change their life of being in poverty?it will just be a cycle and poverty will never be reduced.Nearly half of Asia’s 1.27 billion children live in poverty — deprived of food, safe drinking water, health or shelter, a development agency said in a report.Everyone should at least have the basic need of food,water and shelter but nearly half of Asia's 1.27 billion children are deprived of that,if they do not have these basic needs,how are they going to be survive in this world?I hope that someone will do something to reduce poverty as if this continues,it won't look good
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