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Poverty and hunger

Only a third of children under two in many developing countries are fed what they need for healthy growth and no progress has been made on improving their nutrition over the past decade. Unicef, the UN’s children’s agency, said in a report published on Wednesday that a combination of crises from Covid-19 to conflict...
A new report from the United Nations highlights divergent economic recoveries between nations and throws fresh urgency behind warnings that richer nations are not doing enough to help poorer countries from falling further behind as the world recovers from COVID-19 disruptions. “It’s really frustrating to see how...
More than four billion people live without any welfare protection today to cushion them from crisis, the UN International Labour Organization (ILO) report, while highlighting how the COVID-19 crisis has pushed up government spending by some 30 per cent. Leading the call for countries to extend social safety nets far...
A new briefing paper by Oxfam shows that the International Monetary Fund is systematically encouraging countries to adopt austerity measures once the pandemic subsides, risking a severe spike in already increased inequality levels. Overview The COVID-19 pandemic has dealt a huge blow to...
STWR have initiated a new crowdfunder to raise money for advertising our campaign across central London, UK.  The aim is to invite more people to join our call for implementing Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights—which stands for adequate food, housing, healthcare and social security for everyone...
STWR would like to thank everyone who contributed to our Billboard Project to advertise the campaign for Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The fundraiser was initiated at the start of the pandemic with the aim of placing billposters across central London Underground stations. In the end, our...
A new global study sounds an alert of an emerging austerity shock: most governments are imposing budget cuts, precisely at a time when their citizens and economies are in greater need of public support. By the Initiative for Policy Dialogue et al. This paper warns of an emerging post-pandemic fiscal...
Over 300 global civil society organizations of small-scale food producers, researchers and Indigenous Peoples’ are gathering online (25-28 July) to protest against the UN Food Systems Pre-Summit.  The People’s Counter-Mobilization to Transform Corporate Food Systems is the latest in a series of rejections of the UN...
The number of people who did not have enough food to eat rose steeply during the Covid-19 pandemic to include almost a third of the world, according to a new UN report. Five UN agencies said the number of people without access to healthy diets grew by 320 million last year to nearly 2.37 billion people – more than...
11 people are likely dying every minute from hunger, now outpacing COVID-19 fatalities, warns Oxfam. A new Oxfam report says that as many as 11 people are likely dying of hunger and malnutrition each minute. This is more than the current global death rate of COVID-19, which is around seven...
Billions of people around the world will be unable to access safely managed household drinking water, sanitation and hygiene services in 2030 unless the rate of progress quadruples, according to a new report from WHO and UNICEF. The Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) report – Progress on household drinking water,...
Famine is already present in four countries but millions more people are at risk, the World Food Programme (WFP) have warned, underscoring the need for urgent funding and humanitarian access to reach those in need.  Recent analysis by the UN agency reveals 41 million people in 43 countries “are teetering on the very...
G7 leaders have rejected pleas to find billions of pounds to end Covid jab shortages in poor countries, despite Boris Johnson making a plan to “vaccinate the world” his aim for the Cornwall summit. Aid groups said the richest nations had failed what one called “a moment of truth” by not even discussing a financing...
If aid is to meaningfully tackle poverty, it can’t just be about charity. Instead, it should be about redistributing the world’s resources and dismantling the power structures that maintain global inequality, writes Aisha Dodwell. Attempts by Tory rebels to push through a vote on the aid budget were thwarted by the...
At least nine people have become new billionaires since the beginning of the COVID pandemic, thanks to the excessive profits pharmaceutical corporations with monopolies on COVID vaccines are making, The People’s Vaccine Alliance have revealed ahead of a G20 leaders Global Health Summit. Key members of the G20, who...