#poverty

  • Article: US Income Inequality Is So Bad That Now the UN Is Taking Action
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    US Income Inequality Is So Bad That Now the UN Is Taking Action

    By David Brand|Dec. 8, 2017

    About 40 million Americans live below the poverty line, but advocates say many more people are poor. Read more

  • Article: A Canadian Province Is Going to Give 4,000 Households Free Money
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    A Canadian Province Is Going to Give 4,000 Households Free Money

    By Jackie Marchildon|Dec. 1, 2017

    Basic income projects are gaining popularity across the world as a means to reduce poverty. Read more

  • Article: Another Leading Volunteering Company Cuts Ties With Orphanage Tourism
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    Another Leading Volunteering Company Cuts Ties With Orphanage Tourism

    By Kim Nguyen|Nov. 15, 2017

    Campaign against orphanage tourism builds. Read more

  • Article: China Says It Wants to End Poverty by 2020
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    China Says It Wants to End Poverty by 2020

    By David Brand|Nov. 1, 2017

    They would have a long way to go in a very short period of time. Read more

  • Article: India Is Turning Old Trains Into Homeless Shelters This Winter
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    India Is Turning Old Trains Into Homeless Shelters This Winter

    Oct. 26, 2017|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    But advocates say the plan isn't enough to house the 1 million Indians living on the streets. Read more

  • Article: This Scottish Lawmaker Wants to Give Girls Free Pads and Tampons and End ‘Period Poverty’
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    This Scottish Lawmaker Wants to Give Girls Free Pads and Tampons and End ‘Period Poverty’

    By Imogen Calderwood|Aug. 15, 2017|CHIME FOR CHANGE

    Young women are missing class because they can’t afford sanitary products. Read more

  • Article: Canadian Government Creates Famine Relief Fund to Match Donations
    Food & Hunger

    Canadian Government Creates Famine Relief Fund to Match Donations

    By Jackie Marchildon|May 29, 2017

    The Government of Canada announced the creation of the Famine Relief Fund today. Read more

  • Article: ‘Poverty Is a State of Mind,’ Says Housing Secretary Ben Carson
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    ‘Poverty Is a State of Mind,’ Says Housing Secretary Ben Carson

    By Colleen Curry|May 25, 2017

    It’s also due to bad parenting, he said. Read more