Tag Archives: Poverty

The UK Is Outlawing Homelessness By
LONDON — For some 17 years, Christopher Ubsdell was periodically homeless and struggling to survive on the streets of London, often wandering around the Charing Cross area of the British capital. He says that in recent years...
Dallas’ Attempt To Fight Charities That Feed Homeless Cost 8 Years And $250,000 By
Dallas city leaders voted Wednesday to walk back its crackdown on feeding the homeless in public and agreed to pay out a quarter-million-dollar cash settlement to the charities that took the city to court eight years ago. A national advocate for the homeless hopes Dallas’...
Oil Wells: The New Frontlines In Yemen’s Sectarian Violence By
While Yemen has been hailed a revolutionary success by the White House, presented to the world as a perfect example of political cooperation, well-planned institutional transition and a partner in counter-terrorism initiatives, the impoverished nation has been faced with...
Like Eric Garner, We Are All Caught In A System Designed To Fail Us By
A mourner places a candle at a memorial for Eric Garner, a Staten Island man who died while being arrested by New York City police, Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in New York. Demonstrators gathered at a park Tuesday, near where police attempted to arrest Garner, 43, on suspicion...
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 Youngest Outcasts (pdf)—shows...
‘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...