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World Hunger

World Hunger is a huge problem in our world. This is just to make you aware, and there are many contributing factors to this epidemic. Please help! I made th...

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Save the Children Australia – Giving Children a Brighter Future

Save the Children Australia – Giving Children a Brighter Future | Poverty | Scoop.it
Save the Children is Australia's leading independent emergency relief and development organisation for children. We save and protect children's lives and strive to give every child a safe and happy childhood.

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POVERTY - HOMELESSNESS: Confronting homelessness - CT Post

POVERTY - HOMELESSNESS: Confronting homelessness - CT Post | Poverty | Scoop.it

"Statistically, children go hungry at twice the rate of other children; are sick four times more often; are four times more likely to have asthma..."


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"Part of the issue with homelessness is a lack of communication between different entities that are dedicated to combating homelessness. Two or three agencies or nonprofits could be working with the same individual and not realize it because there is no centralized system for reporting or resources. It costs some states as much as $40,000 to assist one homeless child across 7 categories of resources. What do you think might help solve the issue of homelessness in the United States? If you were "in charge" of fixing this, what would you do first?"

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Child poverty should be putting you off your dinner « Love Plant Life ...

Child poverty should be putting you off your dinner « Love Plant Life ... | Poverty | Scoop.it
Not only are there famines in the Horn of Africa, but there are people hungry in almost every country in the world. People who simply don't have enough money to eat. And those dying of nutritional starvation because all they ...

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POVERTY: Human Rights Watch Pushes Malawi to End Early Marriages

POVERTY: Human Rights Watch Pushes Malawi to End Early Marriages | Poverty | Scoop.it

"Statistics show that between 2010 and 2013, nearly 30,000 girls in primary school and 4,000 girls in secondary school dropped out due to early marriage."


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PeerSpring's curator insight, March 27, 2014 7:07 PM

"Chief Chitera, Malawi's senior tribal chief introduced bylaws against early marriages. The bylaws penalize any traditional leader or parent who authorizes the marriage of a girl younger than 21 years of age. The chiefs are penalized by paying seven goats to Chief Chitera and parents who force their children into marriage are fined to pay three chickens to their village headman and a goat to Chief Chitera,” 
There have been no cases of child marriage since the adoption of the bylaws in 2012. Try to imagine girls as young as 9 getting married, before they even hit puberty. Do you agree with the punishments of the bylaws? Do you think there are other ways to ensure rights to these Malawi girls?"

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HUNGER: Is there a cure worldwide?

HUNGER: Is there a cure worldwide? | Poverty | Scoop.it

The world produces enough to feed the entire global population of 7 billion people. And yet, one person in eight on the planet goes to bed hungry each night. In some countries, one child in three is underweight. Why does hunger exist?


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PeerSpring's curator insight, April 7, 2014 5:33 PM

This article by the World Food Programme examines 6 inter-connected causes for hunger:

  1. Poverty Trap
  2. Lack of Investment In Agriculture
  3. Climate + Weather
  4. War + Displacement
  5. Unstable Markets
  6. Food Wastage

Hunger and malnutrition are the number one risk to health worldwide — greater than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined.  Can you think of what causes hunger in your community and what you can do to end it?