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Poverty 'could trigger fresh riots'

Poverty 'could trigger fresh riots' | Poverty Assingment by Tay Kiat Yeow | Scoop.it

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.

Vion Lee's insight:

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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Aziemah Saeko's curator insight, February 24, 2014 9:16 AM

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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100,000 more children to be plunged into poverty

100,000 more children to be plunged into poverty | Poverty Assingment by Tay Kiat Yeow | Scoop.it
As many as 100,000 children from working families will be forced into poverty as a result of the Government's plans to cut benefits for the poorest, ministers have admitted for the first time.

Via Leicester Worker
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Now poverty isn't just affecting people in less educated areas. Even kids in normal, socially stable environments are feeling the effects. The government just keeps on fuelling the needs of other areas of the society but neglecting that if the children of that era cannot have a proper childhood, there would be no one to enjoy the fruits of their labor. 

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Richest 100 'could end poverty now' - Morning Star

Richest 100 'could end poverty now' - Morning Star | Poverty Assingment by Tay Kiat Yeow | Scoop.it

Oxfam said today that the world's 100 richest people could easily afford to end the hunger, thirst and basic illness of every person of Earth.

Vion Lee's insight:

Reading this article, i realised that the gap between the very rich and the very poor is slowly increasing, so much so that only with the help of the top 100 richest people on earth, poverty can be easily settled worldwide. If these people would donate out a portion of their money to an area in need, I am very sure the situation in that area would improve tremendously and they would'nt really even miss their money. 

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Tan Yong Ann's curator insight, February 3, 2013 6:44 AM

This article is about rich/ successful people who are willing to use their money just to change the lives of many people who are in the state of poverty. It is nice to see people helping the poor but why did'nt they do it eariler.

Theodore Tan's curator insight, February 3, 2013 10:38 AM

Rich helping those people in poverty. They could have did it eariler to help much more people then doing it at a later stage.

Brandon Liu's curator insight, February 4, 2013 7:36 AM

they should have did it earlier so that the poor will not be suffering right now

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Cameron announces plan to eradicate world poverty by bombing it from the sky with unmanned drones

Cameron announces plan to eradicate world poverty by bombing it from the sky with unmanned drones | Poverty Assingment by Tay Kiat Yeow | Scoop.it
(satire - possibly) The UN should aim to drastically reduce the numbers of people living in extreme poverty worldwide by allowing richer nations to bomb them with unmanned drones more easily, David...

Via britishroses
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As ridiculous as it may sound at first, when you think about it at a deeper level, the measures mentioned may start to make sense. We may as well end their suffering earlier then let them suffer for their pitifully short lives. But of course, it is an extremely inhumane thing to do, thus this article is stressing that the rich should be helpping the poor instead of hogging their riches to themselves.

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Occupy Kindergarten: The Rich-Poor Divide Starts With Education - The Atlantic

Occupy Kindergarten: The Rich-Poor Divide Starts With Education - The Atlantic | Poverty Assingment by Tay Kiat Yeow | Scoop.it
The AtlanticOccupy Kindergarten: The Rich-Poor Divide Starts With EducationThe AtlanticBy Jordan Weissmann The New York Times has published a roundup of recent research showing the growing academic achievement gap between rich and poor students.

Via Kevin Nixon
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I'm glad someone actually realised that a chance at education can actually be the start to ending poverty situations in many areas. Without the chance at education, the poor would continue to not be educated and therefore be unable to find jobs and thus continue to suffer. 

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Raychel's curator insight, February 3, 2014 6:04 AM

In my opnion , i'm gald someone actually realised that a chance at education can actually be the start to ending poverty situations in many parts of the world . Without this chance at education, the poor would continue to not be uneducated and therefore be unable to find jobs and thus continue to suffer