Tag Archives: Poverty

Study: More Homeless Children Now Than Any Point In US History By
The annual levels of homelessness among children have never been higher in the United States, according to a new comprehensive report released on Monday. Prepared by the National Center on Family Homelessness, the report—America’s...
‘A Generation Cast Aside': Child Poverty On The Rise In World’s Richest Countries By
Children remain “the most enduring victims” of the recession in the world’s wealthiest nations, where 2.6 million children have fallen below the poverty line since 2008, a new report from UNICEF reveals. The annual study, Children of the Recession:...
New Laws Mean It’s Now Illegal To Give Food To The Homeless In 21 Cities By
If you don’t have a place to live, getting enough to eat clearly may be a struggle. And since homelessness in the U.S. isn’t going away and is even rising in some cities, more charitable groups and individuals have been stepping up the past few years to share...
WATCH: This Is What ‘Occupy’ Looks Like In A Rio Slum By
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — They call it an invasion. In the early hours of March 23, hundreds of people from this city’s massive Alemao complex of shantytowns streamed into a closed-down factory on one of the slum’s main streets. The former Tuffy Habib factory, a plastics...
Nation’s Poor Remain Hungry As Wall Street Feasts By
Critics and anti-poverty advocates are questioning the so-called economic recovery as a USDA study (PDF) published Wednesday revealed that while the nation’s wealthiest enjoyed record gains, nearly 50 million Americans continue to struggled with food insecurity...
1 In 6 Food Charities Could Close Down Soon, And 5 Other Disturbing Facts From A New Hunger Report By
Every four years, Feeding America releases its massive “Hunger In America” (HIA) study to document how millions of volunteers and tens of thousands of anti-hunger charities bring aid to the tens of millions of people who live on the brink of hunger in the planet’s...
Obama Pushes Africa Investment As US Corporations ‘Drool’ Over Resources By
At a Washington, DC gathering of African state leaders and U.S. corporations, President Obama on Tuesday unveiled a multi-billion dollar drive to promote U.S. business investments in Africa. While the President said the plan will unleash “the next era of African...
“Pay-To-Play” Threatens To Create An Attainment Gap In Youth Sports By
The pursuit of sports and recreation has been described as a basic human right. Article 24 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that “Everyone has the right to rest and leisure, including reasonable limitation of working hours and periodic holidays with...
Colombia’s Prospering Economy Casts A Shadow Over Thousands Of Political Prisoners By
BOGOTA, Colombia — Colombia, once a byword for crime, violence and instability, is opening its doors to foreign investment, tourism and an influx of international attention. Recently re-elected president Juan Manuel Santos’ has a strong record of growing Colombia’s...
Billionaires Get More Media Attention Than The Poor By
Poverty is an issue that touches many Americans. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, between January 2009 and December 2011, 31.6 percent of the national population experienced poverty for at least two months, with 5.4 percent of all Americans not in poverty in 2009 being...