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How poverty wages for tea pickers fuel India's trade in child slavery - The Guardian

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The Guardian How poverty wages for tea pickers fuel India's trade in child slavery The Guardian When the trafficker came knocking on the door of Elaina Kujar's hut on a tea plantation at the north-eastern end of Assam, she had just got back from...

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Early childhood ed will be major focus of city's anti-poverty plan - Philadelphia Public School Notebook (blog)

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Early childhood ed will be major focus of city's anti-poverty plan Philadelphia Public School Notebook (blog) The report on the mayor's new plan to address poverty noted one especially sobering fact: 39 percent of Philadelphia's children live in...
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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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Lets hope that over time, the chance of this happening is decreased

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

HEELLLPPPP!!

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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Is It Crazy to Think We Can Eradicate Poverty?

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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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I think we can help decrease the amount of people in poverty but we can't completely stop it

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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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INFOGRAPHIC: Where the world's poorest will live in 2015

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This infographic from the OECD Development Assistance Committee projects which countries will be home to the world's poorest people by 2015, and compares this to the picture in 2005.


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Ms Howard's curator insight, July 18, 2013 9:50 PM

Which countries is Australia more obligated to help? Why? Where should most of our aid go?

James C's comment, July 18, 2013 10:12 PM
It's amazing how much reduction India has had! But it's sad that Nigeria will be getting a bigger population of poverty..
Anakin Williams's curator insight, May 22, 2014 12:20 AM

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

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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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I like this speachy thing

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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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Ending Poverty by Giving the Poor Money - New York Times

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Ending Poverty by Giving the Poor Money
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The scholars looked at a cash-transfer operation called the Youth Opportunities Program, run by Innovations for Poverty Action, a nonprofit development group.
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