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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 | Poverty Assignment by_Shum Jia Hui | 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. But what about in the developing world, ...
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Before I read this article, I know that poverty is the lack of certain things. from the article, more1.2 billion people in today’s world still live without access to electricity. And most people wouldn’t be surprised to hear that nearly 800 million people don’t have access to a clean water source. This is very shocking. How can they be deprived of their basic needs. They are even living only on less than $2 per day. They must even walk to very far places to collect water. The pictures even show the boy drinking the water as it is dripping slowly. This article tells us that we must treasure what we have. I feel that the government should try and help to improve the condidtions of these countries. 

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..:: Child Poverty in Asia ::..

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Before reading this article, I know that poverty has affected many countries, families. But after reading, I was shocked. There is a lack of education for those in poverty, thus the women do not know the consequences of having children without having a basic support foundation. In 1998 Asia (including South Asia, East Asia, and the Pacific region) accounted for about two-thirds of the world’s 1.2 billion poorest people. There are so many people being affected, more than I thought and more serious too! They live on less then $1 per day! Nearly half of Asia's 1.27 billion children live in poverty. They are deprived of food, safe drinking water, health or shelter. How can this be? Everyone should have equal rights, not being deprived of their basic needs. They should do something about the caste system, and not just let it continue just because it is religious. Some children even do not attend school as they have to work to earn money for their family. I feel really sad for them. 

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Yu Bixun's curator insight, February 2, 2013 8:52 AM

I can see that about two-third of the world's poorest people are from Asia. India had more than three hundred million of people living in poverty which is the greatest in the world. And because of this, many are uneducated with more time spent on fishing instead of studying. I think that wars are the main contributions to poverty as wars destroyed many farms, crops, settlements and people which caused many to be living in poverty. I think the children who are fishing or playing should attend schools as education can help them end their poverty state. People who are not in poverty state, we should excel in our studies and work hard in it as we are very lucky to be studying with proper education to look for job when we grow up. I wonder if regaining back their farms, industries and settlements could end their poverty state.

L.tak poon's curator insight, February 2, 2013 9:12 AM

See-think-wonder

Form the above picture, i can see that there is an adult with 3 children in the picture taken above.It is pretty clear that the people above do not come form a wealthy family.Their clothing tells me that there are in a poor state of living..(see)


The children and the in the picture above did not smile when the picture is taken which i think that they are not happy. It may probally because needs are not met for their daily living.(think)


I wonder what there real problem is, weather is it because of money or other matter. I wonder if the goverment or anyone could help them in anyways.(wonder)

Tan Yang Heng Terence's curator insight, February 2, 2013 9:18 AM

After reading this article, i realised another factor leading to poverty in India. It is the Hinduism belief of caste system in India. It is the main religion in India. India have the most amount of people living in poverty in a countrycomparing to the rest of the countries. Almost all of them living in poverty earned less than $1 a day. Long hours of work and effort is put to that $1 that does not seems much in our eyes. 522 millions of people of India are suffering this unbearable situation. This system prevents many people from trying to break their poverty. It is very unfair as not everyone is given a chance to start out equal. Why does the poverty of the previous generation have to burden the future generations? However, a stop to such practise is equivalent to the lost of the culture. Thus, they will never have a chance to break poverty. They will be continue to be despise by others at the top of the caste system. It is such injustice. 

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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 | Poverty Assignment by_Shum Jia Hui | 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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After reading this article, I realised that poverty can be very deadly. The people suffer from financial diifculty. They are very stress by it as they do not have money to bring food etc. This causes them have mental illness due to the stress and trauma. They will buy not so healthier food as it is cheaper. They will be very unhealthy. This cause them to have even more illness. I feel that the government should help these people, probablylowering the prices of the food, give them mental health intervention programs like what this article suggests.

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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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Rise in Food Poverty Hurting Pupils « News - 98FM: Dublin's Best ...

Rise in Food Poverty Hurting Pupils « News - 98FM: Dublin's Best ... | Poverty Assignment by_Shum Jia Hui | Scoop.it
Primary school principals are highlighting food poverty in schools. The group representing headmasters – the IPPN – is holding its annual conference at Citywest today. According to a survey the group has carried out, one in ...
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I feel really sad for these pupils. They do not have much food to eat. Everyone should not be deprivate of their basic needs and should have equal rights. They faced many problems and yet they still have to suffer the shortage of food.They even went to school in hunger. This would surely affect them in terms of their studies etc. The government should not increase the food prices. They might not be able to afford it and have no food to eat. Maybe the government could give them some financial help to relieve their burden. 

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Children plunged into 'severe poverty' by asylum benefit system | Children & Young People Now

Children plunged into 'severe poverty' by asylum benefit system | Children & Young People Now | Poverty Assignment by_Shum Jia Hui | Scoop.it
Read (RT @cypnow: Children plunged into 'severe poverty' by asylum benefit system http://t.co/5WJlMmzZ)
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After reading this article, I felt very shock. All children should be treated fairly, given an equal right. But because they are very poor, they do not have money to take bus, see a doctor. This is very absurd. Noone should be treated living in these condition.They might even have to drop schooling as their parents might not have enough money to support their schooling. This would surely affect the child's furture. What can the child do in the furture with little schooling? In the sociecty now, the competition is so strong. Even those who graduate from university are having diffculty too. The government should not ignore these situations and should do something to help them. Maybe they could give them some financial help.
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