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Poverty as a global social problem.
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Haves and Have-Nots: Cities with Highest and Lowest Poverty Rates - US News and World Report

Haves and Have-Nots: Cities with Highest and Lowest Poverty Rates - US News and World Report | Poverty, In General | Scoop.it

According to the Census Bureau, the poverty rate in the United States is the highest that it's ever been. More specifically, data shows that metro areas in Texas and California are suffering the most from such high rates; 8 out of 10 of the nation's poorest cities also have some of the highest unemployment rates, reaching above the national average and into the double digits.

 

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the poverty rates for blacks (27.4 percent) and Hispanics (26.6 percent) are particularly high, especially in comparison to non-Hispanic whites (9.9 percent) and Asians (12.1 percent).

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Telling the world about the hunger and suffering in Afghanistan

Telling the world about the hunger and suffering in Afghanistan | Poverty, In General | Scoop.it

This article discusses how a drought affects agriculture and forces nearly 2 million residents to sell their livestock, which in turn results in a vicious cycle of poverty. Additionally, it addresses an intresting perspective from the view of those attempting to aid the people living in Afghanistan:

 

"Sometimes, it’s very frustrating being a PI Officer. You show up in some terribly poor, remote village with a notebook and a camera, and people get cross with you. They don’t want their photos taken or their words written down, their privacy invaded at a time when they’re feeling weak and vulnerable. They need help – food, water, roads, schools… And you – the person with the notebook – are not in a position to be able to give them any of those things."

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Gerald Tan's curator insight, January 30, 2013 5:26 PM

This is my insight by using the see-think-wonder. From what I saw, Afghanistan is in poverty due to a drought which affects agriculture. There is even a remote village that has no food, clean drinking water, proper roads and schools. As for what I think, Afghanistan is trying their best to survive even though they have no food and no water. As i was wondering, how do they manage to survive under such harsh condition? With no food and no clean drinking water, how do they even move about?

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Issues: World Hunger | The Hunger Project

Issues: World Hunger | The Hunger Project | Poverty, In General | Scoop.it

This is another great example of how we can address Global hunger directly via local projects aimed at self-sufficiency for those living in poverty.

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US hunger rate triple that in China

US hunger rate triple that in China | Poverty, In General | Scoop.it
A Gallup survey found a sharp increase in hunger combined with lack of access to affordable housing and health care services.
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World of Work Report 2011- ILO says world heading for a new and deeper jobs recession, warns of more social unrest

World of Work Report 2011- ILO says world heading for a new and deeper jobs recession, warns of more social unrest | Poverty, In General | Scoop.it
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Food Price Watch (Full Report) - November 2011

Food Price Watch (Full Report) - November 2011 | Poverty, In General | Scoop.it
Food Price Watch, produced by the Poverty Reduction and Equity group at the World Bank, is a series that aims at drawing attention to trends in domestic food prices in low- and middle-income countries and their policy implications.
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From Hunger to Hope

http://www.fromhungertohope.com/

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Roshini Sykes's curator insight, February 3, 2013 4:20 AM

This articles a web page trying to get donations for the needy  and to provide them and that even a little amount of donation could help the people to survive. To also tel the viewers of this webpage that their gathered funds might be the new hope for survival for the needy. 

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Take Action - Write Today | Oxfam.ca

Take Action - Write Today | Oxfam.ca | Poverty, In General | Scoop.it
Take action to end hunger, write to Harper: http://t.co/JMsrMUS9...
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Poverty facts and statistics

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Financing the MDGs

Here are some comparisons of what it would cost to achieve the Millennium Development Goals with other expenditures.

According to the Zedillo report to the UN, the MDGs wi...
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WWF: Javan Rhinoceros Extinct In Vietnam : NPR

WWF: Javan Rhinoceros Extinct In Vietnam : NPR | Poverty, In General | Scoop.it
A year-long survey revealed the last living rhino was poached in 2010. It was found with a bullet in its leg and with its horn cut off.
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A 53% Surge in Poverty Rate Is Reshaping Suburbs

A 53% Surge in Poverty Rate Is Reshaping Suburbs | Poverty, In General | Scoop.it
The poor population in America’s suburbs rose 53 percent last decade, double the 26 percent increase in cities, confronting communities with unaccustomed challenges.
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Investments in Adolescent Girls Help Rural Economies

Investments in Adolescent Girls Help Rural Economies | Poverty, In General | Scoop.it
A new report, Girls Grow: A Vital Force in Rural Economies, released today, describes how adolescent girls are contributing to rural economies.
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Poverty is a serious social problem

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Poor Kids, the much-lauded, late-night BBC documentary in which the children of struggling adults speak directly to camera about their lives, sums up everything that is wrong with today’s salacious and Dickensian focus on so-called “child poverty”. In circumventing the adult world, elbowing aside problematic parents and guardians in favour of letting the kids “have a voice”, the documentary exposes the extent to which the problem of poverty has been infantilised.


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Out of poverty, the Chinese way

Over the past 20 years, China has put forth a great effort to combat poverty. Amazingly, something as simple as vegetation has trandformed the economic status of the nation for the better. More specifically, the harvests in Anding, located in the northwest Loess Plateay of China, has enabled farmers to grow millions of metric tons of potatoes. This region, which was once considered one of China's most impoverished areas, has finally overcome decards of hunger and drought, and the potato has relinquished the people from being poverty-stricken. To give a better idea of how serious this issue has been, it should be noted that about 600 million Chinese have been forced to deal with arduous natural conditions. Fortunately, nearly 250 million people in this region have been able to escape poverty thanks to the potato; this is roughly equivalent to the entire population of the United States.

As of now, China's leaders are continuing to alleviate poverty in other parts of the country, and they have recently anounced a plan to reduce the nation's wealth gap. One challenge that the leaders and farmers have faced in the past is low market prices for harvested potatoes. As a result, Li Wangze, the Party Chief of Anding, called upon the major potato growers in the region to establish their own farmer's association. Wangze and the farmers have successfully established a major potato production base and various potato markets throughout Anding; shipping the product to new markets has strengthend China's anti-poverty efforts. China has also begun to offer more help to other countries that are struggling with poverty. The China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation has so far devoted 60.88 million yuan to international aid programs.

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Rwanda: Resilience in the face of adversity

Rwanda: Resilience in the face of adversity | Poverty, In General | Scoop.it

This article suggests that the economy in Rwanda may actually fair well despite economic downturns in other parts of the world. The nation's stability will ultimately depend on 3 important factors: macroeconomic management to help minimize inflation; robust export demand, stable commodity prices, increased tourist arrivals and continued aid inflows; and moderated fuel and imported food prices.

 

Substantial price declines for Rwanda’s exports, a reduction in donor assistance, and adverse weather conditions are the biggest threats to the nation's economy. It is important for Rwanda's economy to continue to grow so that there will be more produce goods, thereby making it possible to expand domestic market as well as that if of its neighbors. This wouldn't necessarily be an absolute solution to poverty in Rwanda, but it would definitely be a great step forward.

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Hunger in America

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Suffering We All Pay For

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Food Prices and Supply News - The New York Times

Food Prices and Supply News - The New York Times | Poverty, In General | Scoop.it
News about food prices and supply. Commentary and archival information about food prices and supply from The New York Times.
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Tan Wai Hoe's curator insight, February 1, 2013 7:48 AM

i see that food prices have gone up in USA but this doesnt only happen in USA , this also is happening in asia and even some poorer countries like india this poorer countries cannot afford to buy food for their people and their people will starve and may also die

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News & Broadcast - Global Food Prices Remain High and Volatile Affecting Poorest Countries the Most

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Food Price Watch

http://siteresources.worldbank.org/EXTPOVERTY/Resources/336991-1311966520397/Food-Price-Watch-November-2011.htm?cid=EXT_TWBN_D_EXT

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Tackling Childhood Hunger One School at A Time with Schools Fight Hunger : Extraordinary Mommy

Kids helping kids to fight Child Hunger http://t.co/9s5cKn60 with @ConAgraFoods #ChildHungerEndsHere via @DanielleSmithTV...
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Serena Lim's comment, January 31, 2013 4:01 PM
This is my insight using See-Think-Wonder thinking routine. From what i see from the article is that children are fighting with hungers at the same time, they are having their education. I think children who fights hungriness and tackling education at the same time is really not easy as when you go hungry, the concentration rate in your mind is low and lack of nutrions for it to receive what you have learn. I wonder how they could concentrate, and get good grades. Is there any way out?
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Stop the Hunger - world hunger statistics updated in real time

Help solve world hunger: statistics, facts, myths, third world hunger clock, and detailed information on causes, effects, and solutions to end world hunger...
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Malnutrition prevalence, height for age (% of children under 5) | Data | Table

Free and open access to the world’s most comprehensive collection of economic and development data. Browse, map, graph, or download data by country, topic on over 4,000 indicators. Available in English, Spanish, French, Chinese and Arabic.
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Living dirt poor

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Occupy Chicago and other practitioners of those new and spreading protests want us to better understand and empathize with the poor.
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Ending Child Poverty

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Children's Defense Fund (CDF) works to help end child poverty in America thru campaigns and programs that support and educate Americans on the need for a quality education for every child, livable wages for families, job training and job creation,...

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Coven Chong Weng's curator insight, February 3, 2013 6:09 AM

This is my insight using see think wonder. I see how child poverty have affect more than 16.1 million childs in america, despite living in a working family. Most of which are black and latino due to racism, they are also less likely to graduate from high school. In my opinion, i feel that the government should invest in educating every child regardless of their race or where they came from .

Theodore Tan's curator insight, February 3, 2013 7:46 AM

More than 16.1 million children in America are poor, but they live in working families. A disproportionate number are Black and Latino. Poor children lag behind their peers in many ways beyond income: They are less healthy, trail in emotional and intellectual development, and are less likely to graduate from high school. Poor children also are likely to become the poor parents of the future.

Roshini Sykes's curator insight, February 4, 2013 7:04 AM

Black's and Latino's. the ones who are the most poorest. they both are groups that sometimes come from working families. but its just not enough. isnt it unfair when you get to study and gain loads of knowledge when that few americans cant even spell out their name due to the lack of eductaion. they are all americans. those who were thought to be the richest. there are 16.1 million people in that country itself. imagine the rest. what would be the total. there should be a stop to this before more people have to starve to earn.

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It Cuts Both Ways ... the Alternatives - video

Bill Nighy, Zac Goldsmith and Radiohead guitarist Ed O'Brien describe how a range of organisations propose alternatives to the government's austerity measures...
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