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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)...

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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.

Tan Yong Ann's curator insight, February 3, 2013 3:20 AM

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.

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.

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To Eradicate Poverty, Water and Sanitation Are Vital

To Eradicate Poverty, Water and Sanitation Are Vital | Research! | Scoop.it
Eradicating poverty can involve many varied and innovative approaches according to circumstance. But a universal factor is that development of livelihoods depends on communities enjoying good health and access to education.

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Bryan Lau's curator insight, February 3, 2013 10:07 AM
From this article,I have realize the impact of not having access to proper drinking water, this article has taught me the importance of water. Womens living in the less developed country have to travel hours in order to get access to water and the worst thing is the water is not even clean.In our more developed country where people have access to clean water are taking the water for granted, not knowing people in less developed country have to travel for hours just to get dirty water. 
Jasmine Ng's curator insight, February 3, 2013 10:11 AM

From this article,I have realize the impact of not having access to proper drinking water, this article has taught me the importance of water. Womens living in the less developed country have to travel hours in order to get access to water and the worst thing is the water is not even clean.In our more developed country where people have access to clean water are taking the water for granted, not knowing people in less developed country have to travel for hours just to get dirty water.

Wong Jia Ler's curator insight, February 4, 2013 9:04 AM

After seeing the article, we should realise how fortunate we are when we have a tap with an unlimited supply of water thanks to our goverment, while we look at these people. They travel miles to get water and some even drink dirty water, this shows us that help must be given to these people as they are suffering although they actually can have clean water, its just that we are not acting to help them. Will the world help them, or would they just simply say ''its not my problem'' , this will depend of you, people could be saved if you just take it to concern and help out

 

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No Water, No Food - Institute Notes: A Dialogue on Overcoming Hunger and Poverty

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Today, March 22, people around the world celebrate the 19th annual World Water Day. According to the United Nations, the day is meant to “focus...

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Aidil's curator insight, January 30, 2013 2:15 PM

The U.N.’s 2012 World Water Day events also aim to focus attention on the critical role of water in feeding the global human population. Nonetheless, the struggle for clean water is far from over. More than 884 million people still lack access to clean water. This is nearly three times the population of the United States."Agriculture has to be more efficient in water use - which means more crop per drop - otherwise the demand cannot be met and we will run into a big, big competition between water for agriculture, water for industrial purposes, and water for municipalities," Alexander Müller, FAO's assistant director-general for natural resources and the environment, toldjournalists last week at the World Water Forum in Marseille, Franc

Tricia Chng's curator insight, January 31, 2013 7:50 PM

Clean drinking water is still in scarcity in the united nation. And not all is able to gain access to pure drinking water. Those living in poverty, are unable to have access to pure drinking water. Everyday there are people dying due to lack of water.  Hence, when they find any water whether it is clean or dirty, they will just drink it. Therefore  diseases caused by unclean water make them more sick. So,the U.N.’s World Water Day events is set out to focus attention on the critical role of water in feeding the global human population.

Jasmine Tan's curator insight, March 2, 2013 10:15 PM

See. Think. Wonder.

From this article, I can see that water is essential for survival for every human and I'm glad to see that more people are getting improved ssources of drinking water, or gettting just water safe for consumption in parts of the world. However there are still areas where do not have water safe for consumption thus causing people to still need water.Because water is need for crops growing etc, people are also not having enough supply of food due to problems like water is not safe.

I think of the people who do not have enough water when I read this article. I feel sorry for them, because not everyone is helping them with this problem, and we are just sitting here watching them like everyday. I think of how my own life will be like without water that is safe for me to drink. I think of how my life will be like, if everything around me is lifeless, due to the fact that livign things are dying because there is no water left.

I wonder how it would be like, if we do no solve their problems of not having water safe enough for drinking. I wonder if these people would be willing to mobve to another place where there is water and food safe for consumption.