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HowStuffWorks "Is there such a thing as a truly unselfish act?"

HowStuffWorks "Is there such a thing as a truly unselfish act?" | Poverty | Scoop.it
An unselfish act is an act in which one person benefits while the person performing the act gains nothing. Find out if an unselfish act is possible.

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Anakin Williams's curator insight, May 22, 2014 12:20 AM

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Is It Crazy to Think We Can Eradicate Poverty?

Is It Crazy to Think We Can Eradicate Poverty? | Poverty | Scoop.it
The end to extreme poverty might very well be within reach. But is the bar too low?

 

The World Bank aims to raise just about everyone on Earth above the $1.25-a-day income threshold. In Zambia, an average person living in such dire poverty might be able to afford, on a given day, two or three plates of cornmeal porridge, a tomato, a mango, a spoonful each of oil and sugar, a bit of chicken or fish, maybe a handful of nuts. But he would have just pocket change to spend on transportation, housing, education and everything else.


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Jacquie Rintoul's comment, June 20, 2013 10:08 PM
I agree with Sarah. While many people think that poverty can be eradicated, the world's economy simply cannot hold up every single country. Even if it was able to, countries would probably get into debt and end up poorer than before.
Hannah Campbell's curator insight, July 20, 2013 10:29 PM

I do not think it is crazy to think we can eridacte poverty, but the world's richest and most developed countries need to support the developing countries. 

JH Tan's curator insight, January 19, 2014 7:52 AM

It is extremely hard to eradicate poverty in the world as most people in the world is still living below the $1.25 a day income.However, if  gorverments from developed countries are willing to support the developing countries,I believe we will be able to hit the target set by the world bank to raise just about everyone on earth above the $1.25 a day income.

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3.8m UK children in absolute poverty

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About 3.8million children in Britain are living in absolute poverty, with 300,000 more falling into extreme hardship over the last year, figures reveal.

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Jacquie Rintoul's curator insight, June 20, 2013 10:15 PM

I didn't think that the U.K. was like this...

Sarah Alakkad's comment, June 21, 2013 6:07 AM
In the U.K.? wow
Eczema in Children's comment, June 21, 2013 1:41 PM
Oh yes, there are some very poor areas - its too sad.
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Poverty and hunger

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About 25,000 people die every day of hunger or hunger-related causes, according to the United Nations. This is one person every three and a half seconds. Unfortunately, it is children who die most often.

 

Yet there is plenty of food in the world for everyone. The problem is that hungry people are trapped in severe poverty. They lack the money to buy enough food to nourish themselves. Being constantly malnourished, they become weaker and often sick. This makes them increasingly less able to work, which then makes them even poorer and hungrier. This downward spiral often continues until death for them and their families.

 

There are effective programs to break this spiral. For adults, there are “food for work” programs where the adults are paid with food to build schools, dig wells, make roads, and so on. This both nourishes them and builds infrastructure to end the poverty. For children, there are “food for education” programs where the children are provided with food when they attend school. Their education will help them to escape from hunger and global poverty.

 

From the website this imformation is from (http://www.poverty.com/) it shows how many deaths caused by hunger have happened this hour. Currently, it is on 690 deaths. In one hour, all these people have died. This just showsthe severity of world poverty and hunger.


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Kayla Vesel's curator insight, June 20, 2013 10:38 PM

HEELLLPPPP!!

Sarah Alakkad's curator insight, June 21, 2013 6:01 AM

Lets hope that over time, the chance of this happening is decreased

Eliza Gwillim's curator insight, June 25, 2013 9:21 PM

i think that it's horrible to think that so many people are dying every day of hunger. we need to make a difference, and fast!

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3.8m UK children in absolute poverty

3.8m UK children in absolute poverty | Poverty | Scoop.it
About 3.8million children in Britain are living in absolute poverty, with 300,000 more falling into extreme hardship over the last year, figures reveal.

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Jacquie Rintoul's curator insight, June 20, 2013 10:15 PM

I didn't think that the U.K. was like this...

Sarah Alakkad's comment, June 21, 2013 6:07 AM
In the U.K.? wow
Eczema in Children's comment, June 21, 2013 1:41 PM
Oh yes, there are some very poor areas - its too sad.
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Arrival of Ugandan Asians marked

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A service is held in Leicester to commemorate 40 years since the arrival of Ugandan Asians in the UK.

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