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Poverty and hunger

The climate crisis is driving alarming levels of hunger in the world, undermining food security in the world’s most vulnerable regions, according to this year’s global hunger index. The annual report, a ranking of 117 countries measuring hunger rates and trends, shows progress since 2000 but warns that the world...
With one-third of food produced for human consumption lost or wasted, and millions still going hungry, the UN’s food-related agencies are shining a spotlight on the issue. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) have published its annual State of Food and Agriculture report with findings that could lead to a...
About 100 million Americans are effectively hidden by official poverty statistics, yet enough revenue could be raised from fair taxes to completely eliminate poverty in the United States, writes Karen Dolan. New U.S. Census data shows a slight decrease in official poverty in 2018, but it also hides a darker...
Every dollar of public money financing US militarism abroad is a dollar that could fight hunger, homelessness, or climate change, writes Medea Benjamin for openDemocracy.  On August 21, the Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen, Lise Grande, put out a heartbreaking call for nations to make good on their...
If we recouped the annual global revenue losses due to multinational tax avoidance, we could literally eliminate extreme income poverty around the world by giving $2 a day to the 650 million people currently living under the international poverty line of $1.90 a day. By Alex Cobham for Truthout. International tax...
The World Bank claims poverty is decreasing around the world but UN research shows it depends on what you measure. If we are serious about reducing poverty, we need to start by properly identifying it. The World Bank has repeatedly claimed that extreme poverty is on the decline. In its Poverty and Shared Prosperity...
We are currently running a postcard campaign in the United States, and invite you to join us with the smallest effort and expense. The aim is to send a continuous stream of postcards—signed by members of the public with a short personal message—to progressive individuals and groups who are already highlighting social...
Global hunger has increased for a third consecutive year, with more than 821 million people suffering from chronic starvation driven by conflict and climate change, a United Nations report found. The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2019 report launched at a high-level political forum in the UN’s...
The United Nations launched its 2019 report on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), showing inadequate progress in the fourth year into the sustainable development agenda and highlighting the need for imminent global action. Released on the first day of the SDG High-Level Political Forum (HLPF), the report evaluates...
The world already grows more than enough food to feed the world population. Why then do we keep getting it so wrong, acting like growing more commodity crops will end hunger? By Timothy A. Wise. For the third straight year, U.N. agencies have documented rising levels of severe hunger in the world, affecting 820...
West African Governments have been blamed for the worsening poverty and inequality levels in their countries. According to a new Oxfam and Development Finance International report, inequality is at crisis levels in West Africa. The report said the divide between the wealthy and the poor continues to increase as a...
We recently collaborated with the team at Seven Billion Today to produce a short promotional video that summarises STWR's key campaign message for use on social media. The online advertisement brings to life our simple call for ordinary citizens to resurrect the United Nations founding vision for implementing basic...
The world is facing a "climate apartheid" between the rich who can protect themselves and the poor who are left behind, the UN has warned. A new report estimates that more than 120 million people could slip into poverty within the next decade because of climate change.As extreme weather events such as droughts,...
Every national campaign for tackling climate change also needs an international justice plank, because we’re not going to get anywhere near the Paris temperature targets without global sharing and cooperation, writes Tom Athanasiou for Inequality.org. Something has changed, as most everyone in the climate movement...
The United Nations, in a new report to be released next month, has warned “there is no escaping the fact that the global landscape for the implementation of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has generally deteriorated since 2015, hindering the efforts of governments and other partners” And the commitment to...