#poverty

  • Article: Kenyan Activists Say #WeCannotIgnore 1 Million Hungry People
    Food & Hunger

    Kenyan Activists Say #WeCannotIgnore 1 Million Hungry People

    March 20, 2019|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    The number of Kenyans in need of food aid has risen by almost 70% to 1.1 million since August. Read more

  • Article: New York City Is Making 'Hair Discrimination' Illegal
    Citizenship

    New York City Is Making 'Hair Discrimination' Illegal

    By Jerica Deck|Feb. 18, 2019

    Black women are twice as likely to feel pressured to straighten their hair than white women. Read more

  • Article: The World Is Dragging Its Feet in Achieving the Global Goals, Says Former UNDP Chief
    Citizenship

    The World Is Dragging Its Feet in Achieving the Global Goals, Says Former UNDP Chief

    Jan. 18, 2019|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    "There has been ... a lot of lip service but not enough action." Read more

  • Article: Cancer Death Rates Are Dropping in the US — But Not for the Poor
    Health

    Cancer Death Rates Are Dropping in the US — But Not for the Poor

    By Jerica Deck|Jan. 9, 2019

    This study shows poorer communities are 20% more likely to die from cancer. Read more

  • Article: Sierra Leone's Doctors Are Returning to Hospitals After 13-Day Strike
    Health

    Sierra Leone's Doctors Are Returning to Hospitals After 13-Day Strike

    By Jerica Deck|Dec. 19, 2018

    Doctors were protesting against the lack of medical equipment and resources. Read more

  • Article: This Bollywood Actor Donated $560,000 to Pay Off Farmers' Debts
    Food & Hunger

    This Bollywood Actor Donated $560,000 to Pay Off Farmers' Debts

    By Jerica Deck|Nov. 21, 2018

    With the agricultural industry taking a hit, many farmers are forced into extreme poverty Read more

  • Article: 'Stranger Things' Star to Take on Bullies in New UN Role
    Citizenship

    'Stranger Things' Star to Take on Bullies in New UN Role

    Nov. 21, 2018|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    Millie Bobby Brown, the youngest-ever goodwill ambassador for UNICEF, fights for children’s issues Read more

  • Article: Canada's New Anti-Poverty Plan Aims to 'Transform' the Lives of Indigenous Homeless
    Citizenship

    Canada's New Anti-Poverty Plan Aims to 'Transform' the Lives of Indigenous Homeless

    By Jackie Marchildon|Nov. 7, 2018

    The new anti-poverty strategy aims to cut homelessness by 50% by 2030. Read more