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1.6m Children In UK Living In Extreme Poverty Says Leading Charity Save The Children | UK News | Sky News

1.6m Children In UK Living In Extreme Poverty Says Leading Charity Save The Children | UK News | Sky News | Poverty Assignment by_ChuaChongYih | Scoop.it

A growing number of children in the UK are living in extreme poverty because of huge increases in the cost of energy, petrol and food, according to a leading charity.


Via Michael Chitty
Chua Chong Yih's insight:

I see that one of the reason many are living in extreme poverty is due to the huge increase in cost of energy, petrol and food where 1.6 million of them are children. I think that children should not go through things like this, they should live a peaceful live and not worry about what they should do the next day. I wonder if they could make their own fire and cook, find food in the jungle and walk to their destination without the use of transportation which can reduce the usage of energy, petrol and food?

 

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Sean Lim's comment, January 27, 2014 8:25 PM
I share Ryan's reaction in knowing that even the United Kingdom an advance first world country face severe poverty issues. This shows that even as the world is keenly aware of the poverty situation in African countries and other third world nations people often forget that poverty is an issue that plagues even the most sophisticated of nations. To know that such acute poverty still exist in countries on the forefront of standard of living, raises the question of Why do even the best nations face the chronic issue of poverty that is the marker of lesser developing nations? This is a fundamental question in my opinion on understanding why poverty is still an underlying issue in most if not all nations.
Fiqah Nasrin's curator insight, February 23, 2014 7:53 AM

This article tells me that arising cost of energy, petrol and food lead to an extreme poverty. Parents have to scrimp and save their pay to at least put meals on the table for their family. They have to eat whatever they can afford to as they have no choice.It is sad that children cannot have treats or a holiday due to not having enough money as parents have to pay the house bills.People who have not eaten for a few days came to the food banks that provide meals.When food is given to them they cried and that shows how bad they are struggling in poverty. Through this i have learnt that we should save some money from our income for rainy days for the future needs.

Goh Bin Hong's curator insight, February 24, 2014 9:54 AM

Even though if the country is very rich there is bound to be people to be living in poverty, the rising cost of living and a slow economic recovery has left thousands of families struggling to pay for even the basic for example a family weekly food allowance is $100.Last year 61,000 people across the UK turned to food banks for help the food parcels they are given have enough ingredients to make meals for three days only and people say that lack of food has turn them into crime to get food for them to eat even the government know about that but why they cannot give out a scheme that maybe all left over food in fast food restaurant to be given out to the poor to feed them

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Poverty Facts and Stats — Global Issues

Poverty Facts and Stats — Global Issues | Poverty Assignment by_ChuaChongYih | Scoop.it
This part of the globalissues.org web site presents some of the hard hitting facts and statistics on poverty.

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I see that a huge number of people in this world (almost half) live their lives with less than $2.50 a day, and some even with only $1. I think that the numbers are very scary whereby thinking about it makes me shocked. I wonder how can someone live a day with only $1, and worse, most of the poor have huge family? 

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Eujuin Toh's curator insight, January 17, 2014 6:49 AM

From the article above, I can see that almost half the world — over three billion people — live on less than $2.50 a day. I think it is due to the uneven distribution of wealth in the world. I feel that there are still many parts of the world suffering from poverty. Poverty has also lead to the suffering of many people including children. Poverty has endangered many people's lives due to the lack of healthcare, shelter, safe drinking water and also education.

Chanel's curator insight, February 25, 2014 7:25 AM

Over three billion people  live on less than $2.50 a day. I think it is due to the uneven distribution of wealth in the world. . Poverty has also lead to the suffering of many people including children. Poverty has endangered many people's lives due to the lack of healthcare, shelter, safe drinking water and also education.

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Global development podcast: are we on the brink of a new global food crisis?

Global development podcast: are we on the brink of a new global food crisis? | Poverty Assignment by_ChuaChongYih | Scoop.it

The World Bank says soaring food prices have already pushed millions more people into extreme poverty this year.

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I see that the one of the reasons that more and more people are being pushed into extreme poverty is due to the rise in food prices. India, is a very good example where more than a quarter of the world's hungry people lives. I think that the soaring in food prices will definitely affect us whether we are poor or rich, and therefore we need to be more aware of what we spend our money on. I wonder what is the cause of the soaring in food prices and what we can do such that it does not affect us that much.

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Coven Chong Weng's curator insight, February 3, 2013 8:49 AM

I see that the increase of the food pricing is one of the many reasons why there are people who go in poverty. An good example of a country that is in this state is india. In my opinion, we can help them by being more aware of the money we spend on food as i guess that is one of the reasons why there is a increase in the food pricing

Lynn Keok's curator insight, January 17, 2014 3:31 AM

People from around the world going hungry. Their crops are dying due to climate change. Having no farmland as the government uses it for other purposes also adds to this cause. Babies are also being born dead due to the malnutrition of the mother. I think that the government of that country should do something about it, like give some of the land back to the farmers to plant their crops or maybe even to the extend of importing food from other countries to eliminate poverty. I wonder if the government is doing anything to help these people now, and that is there going to be any change if they read this article?

Shiya Watanabe's curator insight, January 21, 2014 9:12 AM

After reading this article I realize that the destituition around the world is slowly becoming a global issue. This article made me look more closely at the lived experience of those in poverty and suffering from starvation in third world countries. Eating is the simplest, most natural of acts, akin to breathing and walking upright. We sit down at the dinner table, pick up a fork, and take a juicy bite, obliv­ious to the double helping of global ramifications on our plate. To think that people lack something as basic and necessary as food makes me realize how the conditions in other countries differ from Singapore by so much. While food prices soar, more people suffer and is pushed to the brink of extreme poverty, this makes me realize how lucky I am to have a roof over my head, to have parents to provide for me and most importantly, to have dinner on the table. 

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Normalizing Poverty With Hope - Huffington Post

"Is poverty in America becoming normalized? Have 16.4 million children living in poverty become an accepted part of American life?"


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I see that children living in poverty have been accepted and seen as an American. The main topic in Washington and state capitals in America is more on reducing survival programs for struggling families rather than reducing child poverty. I think that this is wonderful and heartwarming as I strongly believe that we should not judge people on their wealth, but rather their character and most of the poor are rather kind whereas the wealthy ones are arrogant and boastful. I wonder why Americans have learnt to accept the poors as part of their family, when in the past they have always been discriminating them?

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Rising living costs exposing more families to poverty, report finds

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LIVING costs for some Australian households have far outpaced CPI figures over the past six years, exposing more people to the risk of poverty, a new report says.

Via Michael Chitty
Chua Chong Yih's insight:

I see that one of the reasons for poverty is the rise in living costs. Living costs includes essentials like food, health, education, housing, utilities and transport which are things that we need. I think that one of the main reasons families are exposed to poverty is due to the large amount of people in one family. I wonder if they had family planning and cut down on child birth, would there be lesser cases?

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Coven Chong Weng's curator insight, February 3, 2013 8:57 AM

I see that one of the reasons of poverty is because of unemployment going on and also the salary being too low that is not enough for the people's spendage of their basic needs and daily neccessities. I wonder if government have introduce new industries to secure jobs and also to lessen the unemplyment rate .

Roshini Sykes's curator insight, February 4, 2013 9:44 AM

the costs for the substantial needs of daily necessacities have been increasing rapidly which is causing poverty to many families. they have been having a lack of a few things that were once affordable and now expensive.by increasing the price of everything like this there is also going to be a loss in the market as many families are unable to afford the high cost. 

Lynn Keok's curator insight, January 17, 2014 4:10 AM

Prices of essential items are rising and low income families are struggling to make ends meet, leaving themselves with no savings. Even though the government is trying to help the situation by offering alternative payment options and reviewing taxation and concessions, will this be enough to eliminate poverty in that country? I wonder how the people who control the prices would react when they hear about the people who are barely making ends meet, and what will they do about it?