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Government Ministers are in Denial About Food Poverty

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I talked to a constituent who had a stroke and is on benefit. After paying all his bills, he's left with just £12 a week - less than £2 a day - to spend on food.

Via britishroses
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Using see-think-wonder, i can see from what i've read from the article, the goverment isnt doing a good job in feeding their nations needs. It's sad to see that the poor families have to rely on foodbanks for food cause they can't afford to buy. Its also sad to hear that they have to depend on foodbanks during Christmas and yet they give these people little food, it's suppose to be festive and giving isn't it? It's really sad to think that the families have to eat less to equally distrubute among themselves. I think that the government should be more giving and not selfish. I wonder why can't the government give more food to these poor families, especially those with bigger families.

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Sindy Teo's curator insight, January 30, 2013 11:11 PM

Upon reading this article it saddens me to feel that why,when everyone is happily celebrating the season there are still many others out there who cannot afford to eat much less to celebrate.The government is also not taking  any action in this issue and feel that it has nothing to do with them.Instead, the government starts putting the blame on others except himself,he blamed food prices rising and supermarkets but not himself or his colleagues.Though he knew that his people are poor and could not afford food.Yet his government's policies will squeeze the incomes of low-paid working families, the sick, disabled and unemployed. Delaying in payment of benefits that people entitled to exacerbate the problem.It is the reality of the government's policies, and the reality of food poverty today.As I continued to read on I could suddenly feel the humanity of many others lending a hand to help the poor.Charities, community groups and volunteers all  working to feed the hungry. It makes me wonder why did the people choose such a government in the first place from this I also feel proud of the volunteers being able to sacrifice their celebration to help others. 

Tricia Chng's curator insight, January 31, 2013 7:48 PM

It is sad to hear that that low income families have to rely on foodbanks  during seasons like Christmas distributed by charity. If it is not for the help of the charity, they will need to eat less as they cannot afford for more food. I think that the government is not responsible as they denies that the problem have nothing to do with them. Not only they shrink the responsible to others, they even came out with more proposals like squeezing the incomes of low-paid working families, the sick, disabled and unemployed.

Cynthia Chia's curator insight, February 1, 2013 8:20 AM

We need food for survival. That is how important food is. While many are busy heavily feasting on Christmas and New Year's snacks, there are still thousands of people who simply cannot afford to eat. I have never heard of the term "foodbank" till today. Neither did I know that so many people rely on those banks for food or that those foodbanks are mainly run by charities. It bothers me how unmindful the government is towards food poverty, pushing the blame to supermarkets for the rising prices of food, when charities are trying their best to ease the food poverty situation with money out of their own pocket. This goes to show how self-centered people are nowadays. To care only about what happens to you and not others. The reality of the government policies and food poverty situation is just appaling. I wonder how much longer can the government deny this food poverty issue. It worries me, how this country would survive when such an irresponsible government is leading it. Aside that, I applaud all those volunteers for being humane people are doing the right thing. 

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» The Vicious Cycle of Poverty and Mental Health - World of Psychology

» The Vicious Cycle of Poverty and Mental Health - World of Psychology | PovertyAssignment_Shameerza | Scoop.it
There is a vicious, self-reinforcing cycle of poverty associated with mental illness. You become poor. Sometimes through circumstances well beyond your control,

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Using see-think-wonder, i can see that poverty affects our mental health and physical heath. We will be more stressed living in poverty because we will be constantly thinking about money, ways to support ourselves and money to buy food. If you can still can't afford to live on your own, you will likely do so in a neighborhood more prone to violence, exposing you to more trauma and risk for personal violence. Hudson says his data suggests that “poverty impacts mental illness both directly and indirectly. I think that in fact, people should refrain from dropping into poverty cause it can causes huge damage to the mental health. I wonder how could such people live in so much pain for a very long period of time with stressed everyday. "Recovery from poverty and mental illness is not only possible, but should be everyone’s goal."

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Eliza Koh JL's curator insight, February 4, 2013 9:13 AM

People who live in poverty are at increased risk of mental illness compared to their economically stable peers. Their lives are stressful. They are both witness to and victims of more violence and trauma than those who are reasonably well off, and they are at high risk of poor general health and malnutrition. The converse is also true: When people are mentally ill, they are at increased risk of becoming and/or staying poor. They have higher health costs, difficulty getting and retaining jobs, are less productive at work, and suffer the social stigma and isolation of mental illness. There are different types of interventions undertaken in several low and middle-income places. The authors first looked at programs intended to improve individual or family economic status and monitored changes in measures of mental health including stress and depression in adults, childhood behavior problems, childhood cognitive development, and adolescent self-esteem.

 

Iris Lee's curator insight, February 4, 2013 9:53 AM

Poverty not only affects the person physically but also mentally as the person will feel more stress with the unknown future, whether they will live or die.  Since their fate cannot be controlled by them, they will have the insecurity and would be more prone to suffer from mental illness. I think that these people should at least be given a chance to earn some money. It is saddening when you see all those people living in poverty lying at the sides of the streets. However, do the people feel this way for them? 

Hilal Iryandy's curator insight, January 25, 2014 4:06 AM

This article shows that poverty led to both mantal illnesses and diseases. They have suffer hunger and stress causing both diseases and emotional breakdowns.They lost their family, friends and belongings. I just wonder what can be done to make their lives happy.

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A View From The Field: Addressing The Water-Energy-Poverty Nexus

A View From The Field: Addressing The Water-Energy-Poverty Nexus | PovertyAssignment_Shameerza | Scoop.it
Much of today’s conversation addressing the increasingly important connection between water and energy is focused on solutions applicable to urban centers and developed nations.

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Using see-think-wonder, i can see that this young boy is in desperate need of water. I also see an empty bottle, probably to collect water but at the same time, looking at the tap of water, it seems like it is barely dripping. It would take him a long time to wait till the bottle of water is filled to the brim. I think that the country or the government should help feed the population needs. Water is an important source for survival. I wonder whether the water he's drinking from is clean water or tainted water. Cause it's so common to find tainted water in poor countries like Africa. Even in the hotels, the tap water contains tainted water. I also wonder why aren't the government doing anything about this, its a problem and it's something the government should do to solve this. I learnt to appreciate what i have here in Singapore for the waters are clean and drinkable. Even from the tap water. 

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Muhammad Kamil's comment, March 21, 2013 12:03 PM
this article tell people that, that more than 1.2 billion people in today’s world still live without access to electricity but nearly 800 million people don’t have access to a clean water source. Are the same people also struggling to survive without a regular supply of clean water? Unfortunately a lack of access to electricity and clean water is only a part of the problem. The combination of energy poverty, water poverty and economic poverty, for example – interconnected, holistic solutions need to be applied. combining solar-powered water purification systems.but all this education therefore we will need to teach the poor so that they will be able to use the item and maybe they will also be able to manufacture the items themselves so that the wont be reliant on people to supply tthem
Muhammad Kamil's curator insight, March 21, 2013 12:15 PM

this article tell people that, that more than 1.2 billion people in today’s world still live without access to electricity but nearly 800 million people don’t have access to a clean water source. Are the same people also struggling to survive without a regular supply of clean water? Unfortunately a lack of access to electricity and clean water is only a part of the problem. The combination of energy poverty, water poverty and economic poverty, for example – interconnected, holistic solutions need to be applied. combining solar-powered water purification systems.but all this education therefore we will need to teach the poor so that they will be able to use the item and maybe they will also be able to manufacture the items themselves so that the wont be reliant on people to supply tthem

Joel Lim's curator insight, January 20, 2014 11:35 AM

Before reading this article,i know that poverty means that u are struggling alot on making a living.But after reading this article,i was shocked to know that more than 1.2 billion people in today’s world still live without access to electricity and 800 million people don’t have access to a clean water source. and nearly two-thirds of people who lack safe drinking water live on less than $2 a day.how can 800 million people not have access to clean water source?water is essential for human to survive and without it,tons of life will be lost so i hope that people can give those children living in poverty a proper education as only with proper education can you have a brighter future and break free from poverty

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Poverty in Asia

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Poverty in Asia on Japan, South Korea, China, India and Cambodia, and poverty in South Asia (World Poverty | Poverty in Asia: a look at causes and solutions http://t.co/NRpYp7K7)...

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Using see-think-wonder,  i can see that many kids are rummaging through bits of thrash on the ground. Probably in search for food. Asia are overpopulated yet scarce of resources. I think that its important to refrain from overpopulating cause more people, more food to feed. I wonder why aren't the government doing anything to help this people end poverty, and it should be everyone's goal to break free from poverty. 

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Bunaiya Zuhairin's comment, January 28, 2014 10:38 PM
Wealth are not distributed widely well around the world. Poverty in Asia are also caused by rising population growth and population growth can't be controlled..Food supply, safe water and good education are not sufficient in these poor countries.
Casey Tan's comment, January 28, 2014 10:40 PM
I totally agree with kai yang
Casey Tan's comment, January 28, 2014 10:40 PM
I totally agree with kai yang
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Breaking the Cycle of Poverty Through Education and Job Training

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For too long, the national dialogue about college education has been focused on access and affordability.

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Using see-think-wonder, i can see that poverty is pretty linked to education. I mean like without education, you can't find a stable job therefore no income and by no income, there's nothing you can buy to feed yourself. Also in some poorer countries, some are uneducated and didn't know about any methods to prevent more births.Therefore it's overpopulated in many poor countries such as Africa. I think that education is important to everyone, it's a need to acquire knowledge and use it for good use.

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Jueniewann SpotOn Sniper's curator insight, February 4, 2013 6:07 AM

well through this article, people have been educated. they might have been taught of the problem of poverty. thus they might be able to play a role in helping the problem. another thing is that through education, they are able to find jobs more easily. they will also be able to feed their own family. so the more people get jobs, the lesser people will turn to poverty. thus through education, the problem of poverty might just be lessen down!

Merci Goh's curator insight, February 4, 2013 8:10 AM

Using the See Think Wonder routine. From this Acticle I can see the Education is link to Poverty. Without Education we will not have the knowledge and without education knowledge we will not have jobs to help us earn money to make a living. People who does not have educations will not have jobs and will not have earning which leads to poverty. Families without Education will not be able to take care of thier children and they will get sick and may lead to death. I wonder why people don't feel thankful for having education, other people who wants education does not even get to have.

Mina Macy Markovic's curator insight, February 24, 2014 5:12 PM

In today's world, a college degree is something that is very important to have in order to have an good and stabled employment. The challenge for the people in poverty is the high expenses for college. This is increasingly beyond the reach for millions of youths and their families in not just to people who are in poverty but to even families who are in middle class economically. I think that this article is interesting as it tells us the problem with the educational system in our current generation, and also telling us the good solution to giving students from a low income family a chance to prove their worth and have a bright future. All this could start in high school by preparing them the best they can in order for the students to attend college.