Saturday, April 20, 2024

Topic: poverty

333 million children worldwide living in extreme poverty

One in every six children is forced to survive on less than $2.15 a day, according to a new report from the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Bank released on Wednesday.

Dear G20 guests, behind green sheets lies India’s poverty, we choose to keep it unseen

The irony couldn't be starker: a nation aspiring to stand tall on the world stage is choosing to hide its poverty and inequality instead of addressing them head-on.

Like racism and sexism, ‘povertyism’ should be illegal, UN says

Although the global cost-of-living crisis will be an obstacle to eradicating poverty by 2030, countries can still make significant progress towards this Sustainable Development Goal (SDG), UN-appointed human rights expert Olivier de Schutter has said.

Lifting 100 million out of poverty by 2025 still possible: UN report

A flagship UN poverty study released on Monday, the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, finds that significant poverty reduction is possible, and new ways of calculating the problem can help humanitarians and governments better target aid.

79% of people pushed into poverty by COVID in 2020 were from India: World Bank

The latest report by the World Bank has suggested that 71 million people across the globe may have been pushed into extreme poverty due to the pandemic in 2020. And, out of these, nearly 79% of people were from India.

Two-thirds of households with children lost income since pandemic across globe: Report

At least two-thirds of households with children have lost income since the COVID-19 pandemic hit two years ago, according to a joint report published on Wednesday by the UN children’s agency (UNICEF) and World Bank.