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Poverty still a challenge in some parts of Asia - Channel NewsAsia

Poverty still a challenge in some parts of Asia - Channel NewsAsia | Poverty assingment_Wong Jia Ler | Scoop.it
Poverty remains a significant challenge in some parts of Asia, according to non-government agencies such as the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

Via Lim Xin Hwee, Wan Ting Wong, Nathaniel Loreno Arendayen
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I see that many people are suffering from poverty although there are many charity groups and donation drives being carried out, poverty is still a singnificant problem in Asia. There is a difference between the rich and the poor now, and it is even getting bigger and bigger. Will the rich donate? Or will they just stand by and watch the poor suffer. Or will the goverment help the poor and close the gap between the rich and the poor?

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Wan Ting Wong's curator insight, February 4, 2013 5:25 AM

From the article, i see that more people in Asia are getting
richer, however the others who are living in poverty are
much poorer too.Therefore, many philantropist done charity
to help the less fortunate.With the rich people getting more clean
food or water, more poor people are getting lesser clean food
or water.I think that people who got richer may had got help by
rich philantropist, who in turn help other poor people. They
probably provided education for poor children and grow up to be
rich buisnessmen. If this cycle continue, more and more people
would not be living in poverty anymore.However, the people
lagging behind would also have a hard time catching up in the
world with all the competition of jobs. Therefore i wonder if
every single one in the world could be rich and never be poor?
Those philantropist who donates to charity, would they use up all
their money and drop to live in poverty? Would everyone who had a
change in fortune care to help those still living in poverty?

Ong Yi An's curator insight, February 4, 2013 7:29 AM

The economy of Asia is always growing, thus the gap between the poor and the rich will become bigger and bigger. There are 830 million people live in extreme poverty while there are some other people spending money like it is dirt. Although governments in Asia are roping in the private sector to help care for the less fortunate, but it is not enough to help everyone. There are also lots of people donating to charities. But where will all this money go? Will they be pocketed? This are some of the questions that people will often think about when it comes to donating. Therefore, the people who are organising the event must be honest and give all the money that they have collected to the poor people so that they can live a better live.

Nathaniel Loreno Arendayen's curator insight, February 4, 2013 7:44 AM

Many people are suffering from poverty,even as many charity groups are helping, the fight against poverty is still tough.As the economies in many developing countries in Asia are getting better the income gap between the rich and poor is rising as the poor earn more but the poor get poorer.What are the possible ways to help the poor other than donating? Could the income gap be made closer in order to help the poor?

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Perilous pregnancies: How to improve maternal health in Tanzania? | End Poverty

Perilous pregnancies: How to improve maternal health in Tanzania? | End Poverty | Poverty assingment_Wong Jia Ler | Scoop.it
BLOG: Perilous pregnancies: How to improve maternal health in #Tanzania? (Africa Can... End Poverty) http://t.co/BX8UQ71M

Via Wai Kit
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Women are dying just to give birth to their babies because they are not given the right medical healthcare they need to give birth. So even if the babies survive, how would they live without a mother in a place filled with poor people? We need to help these people, but what can we do, we have to think instead of not caring and live your own life. But this leads me to think, how can we help the mothers... how?

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Wai Kit's comment, February 4, 2013 9:01 AM
There are many women dying because of pregnancies without the right medical services provided by healthcare. Thus, many of women pregnant dies and some of the babies born also dies. The mortality rate of this country is also higher than other countries. This leads me to wonder what we can all do to help this people living in this country? What can we help to solve this issue just staring at us?
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UN calls for combining energy access with anti-poverty projects in Asia

UN calls for combining energy access with anti-poverty projects in Asia | Poverty assingment_Wong Jia Ler | Scoop.it
Services that combine access to modern energy for heating, cooking and electricity, with measures that generate cash, supplement incomes and improve health and education would be the most effective energy solutions in Asia and the Pacific,...

Via Flora Moon, Nathaniel Loreno Arendayen
Wong Jia Ler's insight:

This method is viable, it will help many obtain cooked food, but. is this method viable in a way in cost effectiveness if we wanted to do this in a world wide scale to help everyone? I do not think so, but, it is still good as this project had helped many, thousands, or maybe millions. lives are saved, but maybe we could look for a new method to help them which is cost effective and needed by people affected by poverty.

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Nathaniel Loreno Arendayen's curator insight, February 4, 2013 7:51 AM

These measures are effective but only for a short time. The technology like solar panels would give small villages power but elecricty does not go in a very long way for the people affected by extreme poverty for they have nothing that needs electricity. The UN could introduce cultivation techniques and provide the starting materials for these people so that they can grow their own food and with time even for profit. Energy does not necessarily help people in poverty and the UN should call for more practical methods of reducing poverty.

Benjamin Yap Kian Hwee's comment, February 4, 2013 7:51 AM
After reading this article, I see that the people are not able to pay for electricity. The government is helping them by building solar panels to collect energy from the sun. This will benefit many people, for example the children can study even after the sunset and the adults can use electrical appliances to cook food instead of using fire. Now the people can use the computer and connect to the outside world and let people know about what is poverty.
Praveent Thamil Mani's curator insight, January 20, 7:21 AM

Support offered by government and non-government agencies to people to come out of the poverty line.

 

I see that a report by the UN Development Programme confirms that there can be no development without energy, and that poverty cannot be addressed sustainably without paying due attention to energy services.  The poor need energy to get out of poverty, but energy alone is not enough. The poor need support to generate income so that energy becomes affordable, which in turn will improve household living standards. Nearly half the world’s population lacks reliable access to modern energy services. I hope that this process speeds up and the poverty in the world is decreased.

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Poverty still a challenge in some parts of Asia - Channel NewsAsia

Poverty still a challenge in some parts of Asia - Channel NewsAsia | Poverty assingment_Wong Jia Ler | Scoop.it
Poverty remains a significant challenge in some parts of Asia, according to non-government agencies such as the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

Via Lim Xin Hwee, Wan Ting Wong, Nathaniel Loreno Arendayen
Wong Jia Ler's insight:

 

I see that many people are suffering from poverty although there are many charity groups and donation drives being carried out, poverty is still a singnificant problem in Asia. There is a difference between the rich and the poor now, and it is even getting bigger and bigger. Will the rich donate? Or will they just stand by and watch the poor suffer. Or will the goverment help the poor and close the gap between the rich and the poor?

more...
Wan Ting Wong's curator insight, February 4, 2013 5:25 AM

From the article, i see that more people in Asia are getting
richer, however the others who are living in poverty are
much poorer too.Therefore, many philantropist done charity
to help the less fortunate.With the rich people getting more clean
food or water, more poor people are getting lesser clean food
or water.I think that people who got richer may had got help by
rich philantropist, who in turn help other poor people. They
probably provided education for poor children and grow up to be
rich buisnessmen. If this cycle continue, more and more people
would not be living in poverty anymore.However, the people
lagging behind would also have a hard time catching up in the
world with all the competition of jobs. Therefore i wonder if
every single one in the world could be rich and never be poor?
Those philantropist who donates to charity, would they use up all
their money and drop to live in poverty? Would everyone who had a
change in fortune care to help those still living in poverty?

Ong Yi An's curator insight, February 4, 2013 7:29 AM

The economy of Asia is always growing, thus the gap between the poor and the rich will become bigger and bigger. There are 830 million people live in extreme poverty while there are some other people spending money like it is dirt. Although governments in Asia are roping in the private sector to help care for the less fortunate, but it is not enough to help everyone. There are also lots of people donating to charities. But where will all this money go? Will they be pocketed? This are some of the questions that people will often think about when it comes to donating. Therefore, the people who are organising the event must be honest and give all the money that they have collected to the poor people so that they can live a better live.

Nathaniel Loreno Arendayen's curator insight, February 4, 2013 7:44 AM

Many people are suffering from poverty,even as many charity groups are helping, the fight against poverty is still tough.As the economies in many developing countries in Asia are getting better the income gap between the rich and poor is rising as the poor earn more but the poor get poorer.What are the possible ways to help the poor other than donating? Could the income gap be made closer in order to help the poor?

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'World hunger is a scandal which still needs tackling': 100 charities and celebs back 'biggest coalition since Make Poverty History'

'World hunger is a scandal which still needs tackling': 100 charities and celebs back 'biggest coalition since Make Poverty History' | Poverty assingment_Wong Jia Ler | Scoop.it
100 charities - along with stars like One Direction, Cameron Diaz and Orlando Bloom - have backed the 'Enough Food If' campaign, which aims to pile pressure on world leaders to tackle hunger.

Via Wai Kit
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It is really nice to see that they are making organisations and celebrities are helping the world to rid of world hunger. This might already have saved millions in this act and it might even inspire others to help too, like the goverment or ministers could see this happening and might plan a plan to help too. But for the arguement that there is enought to feed the world, i disagree, everyday, more people are getting hungry, the new generation is suffering, how do they actually catch up on that. If they think they can, how? 

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Wai Kit's comment, February 4, 2013 8:25 AM
It is good that many organizations and celebrities are coming together to stop world hunger. They are able to pressurize governments in countries to try to stop this situation and save millions of lives everyday.Many popular celebrities like one direction have also stepped in to help this meaningful cause and to prevent world hunger. Although they are doing this, i do not believe that there will be no hunger in the world. Some parts of the world will still have poverty. Thus, the question is,will we be able to prevent most of world hunger?
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To Eradicate Poverty, Water and Sanitation Are Vital

To Eradicate Poverty, Water and Sanitation Are Vital | Poverty assingment_Wong Jia Ler | Scoop.it
Eradicating poverty can involve many varied and innovative approaches according to circumstance. But a universal factor is that development of livelihoods depends on communities enjoying good health and access to education.

Via Sylvain Rotillon
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After seeing the article, we should realise how fortunate we are when we have a tap with an unlimited supply of water thanks to our goverment, while we look at these people. They travel miles to get water and some even drink dirty water, this shows us that help must be given to these people as they are suffering although they actually can have clean water, its just that we are not acting to help them. Will the world help them, or would they just simply say ''its not my problem'' , this will depend of you, people could be saved if you just take it to concern and help out

 

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Michelle Tan Ee Mei's curator insight, February 3, 2013 9:34 AM

Having unlimited access to water shows how fortunate we are and the way we are living. After reading this article, i realised how important water is and start to appreciate the water I drink everday. Not everyone is as fortunate as us to get clean drinking water. Some of them have to travel far distances to get water, and those water are not clean. I am gratedul as i am able to access proper drinking water. I wonder which other countries have no access to drinkable water and if there is a solution to help those people to get clean drinking water i would try.

Bryan Lau's curator insight, February 3, 2013 10:07 AM
From this article,I have realize the impact of not having access to proper drinking water, this article has taught me the importance of water. Womens living in the less developed country have to travel hours in order to get access to water and the worst thing is the water is not even clean.In our more developed country where people have access to clean water are taking the water for granted, not knowing people in less developed country have to travel for hours just to get dirty water. 
Jasmine Ng's curator insight, February 3, 2013 10:11 AM

From this article,I have realize the impact of not having access to proper drinking water, this article has taught me the importance of water. Womens living in the less developed country have to travel hours in order to get access to water and the worst thing is the water is not even clean.In our more developed country where people have access to clean water are taking the water for granted, not knowing people in less developed country have to travel for hours just to get dirty water.