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A View From The Field: Addressing The Water-Energy-Poverty Nexus

A View From The Field: Addressing The Water-Energy-Poverty Nexus | Poverty Assignment by Joel Lim | Scoop.it
Much of today’s conversation addressing the increasingly important connection between water and energy is focused on solutions applicable to urban centers and developed nations.

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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

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Lim Ler's curator insight, February 10, 2013 10:55 AM
After reading this article, I feel that not enough is being done in order to stop the deaths related to lack of water. To think that with all the charity groups around the world there are still millions dying from lack of water. Although effort is being put in to reduce that number, it is simply not enough. Even though the method stated in the article will be a big help, it is still not enough. I believe that the best and perhaps the only sustainable way to really help them is through giving the youth proper education. Only with proper education will the community finally be able to break out of poverty and finally be a developed country.
Muhammad Kamil's comment, March 21, 2013 12:03 PM
this article tell people that, that more than 1.2 billion people in today’s world still live without access to electricity but nearly 800 million people don’t have access to a clean water source. Are the same people also struggling to survive without a regular supply of clean water? Unfortunately a lack of access to electricity and clean water is only a part of the problem. The combination of energy poverty, water poverty and economic poverty, for example – interconnected, holistic solutions need to be applied. combining solar-powered water purification systems.but all this education therefore we will need to teach the poor so that they will be able to use the item and maybe they will also be able to manufacture the items themselves so that the wont be reliant on people to supply tthem
Muhammad Kamil's curator insight, March 21, 2013 12:15 PM

this article tell people that, that more than 1.2 billion people in today’s world still live without access to electricity but nearly 800 million people don’t have access to a clean water source. Are the same people also struggling to survive without a regular supply of clean water? Unfortunately a lack of access to electricity and clean water is only a part of the problem. The combination of energy poverty, water poverty and economic poverty, for example – interconnected, holistic solutions need to be applied. combining solar-powered water purification systems.but all this education therefore we will need to teach the poor so that they will be able to use the item and maybe they will also be able to manufacture the items themselves so that the wont be reliant on people to supply tthem

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Report Finds 400 Million Children Living in Extreme 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...

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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.

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Mirzan Hyder's curator insight, January 26, 2014 7:53 AM

I knew that alot of people are suffering from poverty around the world. But i did not know that roughly 400 million CHILDREN are suffering in poverty! I feel that we need to play a part in helping those people suffering in poverty. Every cent counts. So, we need do help as much as we can. We are born more luckier and healthier than them.Poverty is like a diesease. its spreading through out the world. And the thing is, how should we stop it from spreading? This is what it puzzles me.

 

Jia Hui's curator insight, January 26, 2014 1:09 PM

My insights using (See-Think-Wonder, 4Cs, Step Inside or Reporter’s Notebook ) thinking routines:

As many of us are living comfortably, we should also think and spare a thought for the children living in extreme poverty. In this world of ‘darkness and suffer’, many children died because of the lack of food, therefore before we throw leftovers of our food, we should often reflect and think about these poorer children. After learning more about the poverty around the world from this article, I feel that we learn to feel fortunate and be satisfied with what we have and not always complaining about not having what we want.

Wen Shi's comment, January 28, 2014 6:43 AM
I was shock to hear that one third of the world population are in poverty which means that one out of three people are suffering from poverty! And there are 400 millions kids who live in extreme poverty! I used to think that most of the people who live in the world are happy and can be able to have a normal life. However, the fact turns out to be so different from what i thought. The poor kids who do not have food or drinks or education, who are born to have no parents...... They lives are miserable comparing to ours! So why are we keep complaining we do not have the life we want? We should be satisfied and be thankful that we are not one of the 400 million.
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..:: Child Poverty in Asia ::..

..:: Child Poverty in Asia ::.. | Poverty Assignment by Joel Lim | Scoop.it

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.


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Joel Lim's insight:

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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Gautam Indrajit's curator insight, January 31, 2013 7:36 PM

Poverty in asia is getting worser as more people are having families even when they are in no state to look after themselves. This especially is happening in countries such as India. The people of the world has to stop this now before it gets worse.