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Kids, Poverty and Mental Health - CBC.ca

Kids, Poverty and Mental Health - CBC.ca | Poverty | Scoop.it
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Kids, Poverty and Mental Health
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A child who lives in poverty is three times more likely to have a mental health problem. Reporter Denise Davy investigates why this happens and what's being done about it in a five part series.
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''A child who lives in poverty is three times more likely to have a mental health problem.'',I feel that families in poverty should make their children their first priority,if it wasn't already.I already knew poverty was bad,but I didn't know poverty was this bad.Someone is bound to have a mental health problem,but those children in poverty has 3 times the risk of having one,with is pretty frightening.What got me thinking is that some families would rather feed themselves than their children,I understand that they are poor,but some of these are 'savages'.What's confusing is that,will families take the burden,for the sake of the family and children?I hope all families care for each other,others before self,so to speak.

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Rapidly growing inequality is worsening poverty around the world

Rapidly growing inequality is worsening poverty around the world | Poverty | Scoop.it
A new report from Oxfam sheds light on rapidly growing extreme inequality and how it worsens poverty around the world, as Prime Minister Tony Abbott prepares to spruik Australia’s G20 agenda at the World Economic Forum in Davos this week.

Via W. Robert de Jongh
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The rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer.In developed and developing countries alike, the lowest tax rates, the best health and education and the opportunity to influence are being given to the rich and their children.The poor in other countries are much poorer,sicker and weaker than the poor in Singapore.If everyone donated money to charity to help feed the homeless and hungry and poor,the world would be a better place to live in.We need cooperation and be generous to the less fortunate.We also need  to be grateful with what we have,like having food all the time,and a place to call 'home'.The challenging part is that,why can't people help other people who are less fortunate than us?

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Clair Koh's curator insight, January 26, 2014 3:43 AM

What i know is that poverty is poor and it is all over the world. People out there are suffering from hunger and they do not have a proper home and food. They food they eat are leftovers from garbages and dustbins. What if we could help them. Each person could donate $1 yes it is a small amount but there are tons of people living in Singapore. It could add up to more than a million. It could saves the lives of many. But what makes me wonder is why do some people not care or bother to help at all. Maybe some are really poor themsevles but what about the rich? Some do not care. Another thing is why is the rate of poverty not decreasing. Why can they not have a life better than a homeless and starving one.

Ang Marcus's comment, January 27, 2014 8:43 PM
From my point of view, selfishness that greeds over money around the world causes an unequal distribution of wealth in this world. However, I totally disagree about donating money to them. What they need is skills, not money. You can use the money to make a project on raising skills for people living in poverty.
m naw 's comment, January 28, 2014 10:32 PM
Yes. i agree with you totally and I believe that the origin of poverty rooted from people's selfishness. This selfishness that greeds over money causes an inequal distribution of wealth in this world. Many rich people have too much money that they spend it anyhow while people that are poor dont even have enough money to support the family. I think the rich should really donate to those that are poor.<br><br> Have everything for yourself that you may enjoy your life while "unfortunate" people pass away everyday because of the lack of money and resources OR use your wealth and donate them to these unfortunate people thus helping in the balancing of wealth in this world so that you and these people in poverty both may live a comfortable life. It's not about choices, it's responsibility.
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The Inherent Opportunity in Today's Energy Poverty Crisis - Huffington Post

The Inherent Opportunity in Today's Energy Poverty Crisis - Huffington Post | Poverty | Scoop.it
The Inherent Opportunity in Today's Energy Poverty Crisis Huffington Post Almost two years ago, the United Nations (U.N.) declared 2012 the International Year of Sustainable Energy for All, successfully bringing much-needed attention to the once...
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''Although 1.7 billion people gained access to electricity between 1990-2010, this is only slightly ahead of population growth of 1.6 billion over the same period. The pace of expansion will have to double to meet the 100 percent access target by 2030.'' means that people are not keeping up,and poverty is getting closer to those in the middle-income families.That got me thinking.Will giving help ,and supporting the poor right now,make a difference?What I'm confused about is that not many people really care for those in poverty.People need to know poverty exists.

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