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Richest 100 'could end poverty now' - Morning Star

Richest 100 'could end poverty now' - Morning Star | Poverty Assignment _(Tan Yong Ann) | Scoop.it

Oxfam said today that the world's 100 richest people could easily afford to end the hunger, thirst and basic illness of every person of Earth.

Tan Yong Ann's insight:

This article is about rich/ successful people who are willing to use their money just to change the lives of many people who are in the state of poverty. It is nice to see people helping the poor but why did'nt they do it eariler.

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Theodore Tan's curator insight, February 3, 2013 10:38 AM

Rich helping those people in poverty. They could have did it eariler to help much more people then doing it at a later stage.

Brandon Liu's curator insight, February 4, 2013 7:36 AM

they should have did it earlier so that the poor will not be suffering right now

Vion Lee's curator insight, February 4, 2013 7:42 AM

Reading this article, i realised that the gap between the very rich and the very poor is slowly increasing, so much so that only with the help of the top 100 richest people on earth, poverty can be easily settled worldwide. If these people would donate out a portion of their money to an area in need, I am very sure the situation in that area would improve tremendously and they would'nt really even miss their money. 

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New programme aims to ease food shortage in Nepal

New programme aims to ease food shortage in Nepal | Poverty Assignment _(Tan Yong Ann) | Scoop.it
The government is partnering with local and international NGOs to feed people in the poorest regions when harsh winter conditions set in.

Via Ng Wei Liang
Tan Yong Ann's insight:

From the webpage, I can see that people in nepal do not have enough to eat due to adverse weather during winter, no crops can grow. But the NGOs both locally and internationally are helping with food storage in Nepal for winter and thus is a good thing as the government is doing something good for the country.

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Ng Wei Liang's curator insight, February 1, 2013 5:22 AM

From the webpage, I can see that people in nepal do not have enough to eat due to adverse weather during winter, no crops can grow. I am happy that the The Global Agriculture and Food Security Programme (GAFSP) under the Global Agriculture Fund (GAF) has recently agreed to provide Nepal with $46.5m to enhance food security in 20 food-deficit districts in hilly and mountainous regions of far- and mid-western Nepal. I think that the people in nepal will be vary grateful. They will not have to worry about the shortage of food during winter due to this ne programme.

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5 Causes Of Poverty In Africa


Via Micaela Desmet
Tan Yong Ann's insight:

My insight from this is that Africa is poor because of 1) Poor Governance 2) Conflict 3) Corruption 4)Environmental Degradation 5)Disease 

The government did not address priority areas of poverty causing this issue to carry on. In addition there are many who are participating in armed conflict, and of couse with these factors it will lead to corruption where funds for people will be uncounted for. Now to add on it Africa needs agriculture but due to many poor agriculture practices which damages the land and finally since almost all children in Africa are underweight its natural that they are all more prone to sickness and diseases. The governmentcould do so much more like forming democratic relations with more countries so as the other countries may provide aid and we could also help by actions like donating funds to organizations which help all these people in Africa

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Devyabharati's curator insight, January 31, 2013 4:54 AM

This is my insight. Africa is suffering from many problems such as Poor Governance, Conflict, Corruption, Environmental Degradation and Disease. These problems are not addressed and they are affecting the people of Africa. The people of Africa aren't guided well either. Government should step up and solve all this problems by forming diplomatic ties with other countries and asking organisations to help them to stop and prevent poverty and improve the lives of Africans.

Chia Yi Xuan's curator insight, February 3, 2013 3:44 AM

From this article, It shows what are the causes of poverty in africa. The main reason is due to poor government. There are a few main points leading to the poverty in Africa, mainly, Corruption, Environmental Problems and Diseases. Although Africa has agriculture to provide them with food,it is no longer sustainable due to the poor environment hygiene and climate there.The problem of poverty there also increases as there are diseases such as HIV and Aids. I hope that more people will help Africa be it in terms of food supply or environmental issues and more volunteers will help them out.

Brandon Lee's curator insight, February 4, 2013 10:52 AM

From the insight of the article, it spelt out the five causes of Poverty in Africa. They are namely Poor Governance, Conflict, Corrupt, Environment Degradation and Disease issues. The article also relates that the African government need a healthy budget in its expenditures to defence against its social and economic development and stability.

In my opinion, a strong and good governance will have great impact on its country development.

In thoughts, Africa could resolve its poverty issues overtime, provided that it resolves most of its conflicting issues within its country.

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Ending Poverty in Our Generation: A New Report

Ending Poverty in Our Generation: A New Report | Poverty Assignment _(Tan Yong Ann) | Scoop.it
A look at possible international development and aid goals for post 2015 that will focus on ending poverty and hunger while also improving access to clean water, healthcare and education.

Via Jeslyn Seetoh
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This is a movement for ending poverty.

They aim to:

Goal 1: By 2030 we will eradicate extreme poverty and reduce relative poverty through inclusive growth and decent workGoal 2: By 2030 we will eradicate hunger, halve stunting, and ensure universal access to sustainable food, water and sanitationGoal 3: By 2030 we will end preventable child and maternal mortality and provide basic healthcare for allGoal 4: By 2030 we will ensure children everywhere receive quality education and have good learning outcomesGoal 5: By 2030 we will ensure all children live a life free from all forms of violence, are protected in conflict and thrive in a safe family environmentGoal 6: By 2030 governance will be more open, accountable and inclusiveGoal 7: By 2030 we will establish effective global partnerships for developmentGoal 8: By 2030 we will build disaster-resilient societiesGoal 9: By 2030 we will ensure a sustainable, healthy and resilient environment for allGoal 10: By 2030 we will deliver sustainable energy to all

lifting 600 million people out of poverty, helping 56 million more children go to school, and reducing the number of under-five deaths from nearly 12 million in 1990 to fewer than 7 million in 2011.

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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)...

Via Jeslyn Seetoh
Tan Yong Ann's insight:

Poverty in Asia is due to overpopulation, education, medicine, water, land ownership and etc. Although some countries have improved in their conditions like china, many countries are still poor and their government is still not doing anything. The country's goernment should at least let them have little education to start out and then slowly improve education so the country would not be a victim of poverty.

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Cassandra Woo's curator insight, February 1, 2013 10:35 PM

Almost two thirds of the world's population lives in Asia. Some 4 billion people are scattered throughout rural areas or crowded into towns and cities, Poverty is basically a rural problem in Asia: Despite wide-ranging diversities in the region, many poor rural people in Asia share a number of economic, demographic and social characteristics, the most common of which is landlessness or limited access to land. Poor rural households tend to have larger families, less education and higher underemployment. They also lack basic amenities such as a safe water supply, sanitation and electricity. Their access to credit, equipment and technology is severely limited. Other constraints, including the lack of market information, business and negotiating experience and collective organizations deprive them of the power to compete on equal terms in the marketplace.
Most of Southern Asia has been left behind in the overall economic upturn in Asia. Although poverty declined by one third, the incidence of poverty, in terms of the percentage of the population living below the government poverty line, is higher in Southern Asia than in any other region in the world. Southern Asia continues to have strong gender inequalities, and women continue to suffer severe social deprivation.

wingsie's curator insight, February 3, 2013 5:41 AM

Asia not only holds the majority of the population in the world, but also the majority of the poorest people. In some countries in Asia like India, there is a big population but there is a limited land space. Therefore, the rich people will have priority to enjoy life but the poorer people will have to live in the squatters and pick garbage for a living. Basic needs like education, medicine, clean water and sanitation would not be enough for the people living in poverty. If this goes on, there might be generations of people living in poverty and discrimination. Governments should not encourage the caste system and distribute land use fairly.