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Poverty and hunger

The Spotlight Report 2020 unpacks the COVID-19 emergency, and calls for a radical redistribution of economic power and resources; bold regulation of global finance; and multilateral solidarity for the common good. "Multiple crises can only be overcome if the massive power asymmetries within and between societies can...
Over 200 civil society organizations and trade unions unite to call for a Global Fund for Social Protection to protect the most vulnerable during COVID-19 and beyond. The COVID-19 crisis has driven economies and health systems around the world to the brink of collapse, pushed millions into extreme poverty and...
When we share and respect the resources of the world, each nation will benefit, explains Fr Andrew Hamilton for the Catholic Outlook. Pope Francis announced his 2020 monthly intentions before the onset of coronavirus. But his September intention, which sums up his concern for the environment from the beginning of...
Current social protection programs are not enough to stop millions of people falling into poverty during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the UN special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights. By Leah Rodriguez at Global Citizen.  Olivier De Schutter, who was appointed in March 2020, has released his first...
The first famines of the coronavirus era could soon hit four chronically food-deprived conflict areas — Yemen, South Sudan, northeast Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of Congo — the top humanitarian official of the United Nations has warned. In a letter to members of the Security Council, the official, Mark...
The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa is repeating the failed policies of the past and risks pushing back further the struggle against hunger and malnutrition, explains Timothy Wise for IATP. It’s been nearly fifty years since Frances Moore Lappé reminded us in her seminal work, “Diet for a Small Planet,” ...
A new briefing summarises the actual or likely impacts of the global coronavirus crisis on each of the 17 Sustainable Development goals. By Jens Martens, Bodo Ellmers and Vera Pokorny for Global Policy Watch. The COVID-19 pandemic and the policies with which governments have responded to it have had a serious impact...
The immediate introduction of a Temporary Basic Income for the world’s poorest people could slow the current surge in COVID-19 and enable close to three billion people to stay at home, according to a new report from the United Nations Development Programme. Temporary Basic Income: Protecting Poor and Vulnerable...
Last week marked 15 years since the G8 Summit in Gleneagles, Scotland, when leaders of the world’s richest countries agreed debt cancellation for many of the world’s poorest heavily indebted countries.  This hard won victory was the culmination of more than a decade of campaigning by the global movement which came...
STWR have initiated a billboard poster campaign which will run over the coming months. The posters will be situated across central London, beginning with advertising on London Underground stations. The aim is to invite more people to join our call for implementing Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human...
STWR hat eine Plakatkampagne für Werbetafeln gestartet, die in den kommenden Monaten laufen wird. Die Plakate werden anfangs in vielen der Londoner U-Bahn-Stationen sein, um damit eine große Wirkung zu erzielen. Es ist unser Ziel die Menschen aufmerksam zu machen und dazu einzuladen, sich unserer Forderung nach...
STWR ha avviato una campagna di cartelloni pubblicitari che si svolgerà nei prossimi mesi. I poster saranno situati in varie zone del  centro di Londra, a partire dalla pubblicità nelle stazioni della metropolitana di Londra. L'obiettivo è quello di invitare più persone a unirsi al nostro invito ad attuare l'...
Organizacija STWR je sprožila plakatno kampanjo, ki bo potekala v prihodnjih mesecih. Plakati bodo postavljeni po osrednjem Londonu, začenši z oglaševanjem na postajah londonske podzemne železnice. Naš cilj je privabiti čim več ljudi, da se pridružijo našemu pozivu k izvajanju 25. člena Splošne deklaracije človekovih...
A new Oxfam briefing warns that as many as 12,000 people could die per day by the end of the year as a result of hunger linked to COVID-19, potentially more than could die from the disease. ‘The Hunger Virus,’ warns that 121 million more people could be pushed to the brink of starvation this year as a result of the...
Global poverty is rising, directly contradicting the mainstream wisdom that it is being eradicated, according to a new report to the UN. States are completely off-track to meet their goal of extreme poverty eradication by 2030, and COVID-19 is now rapidly impoverishing many more. “Even before COVID-19, we squandered...