Cameron, Bono Link Poverty, Climate at AP Debate

By John Heilprin for The Associated Press on January 24, 2014— “Global leaders argued Friday that efforts to eradicate poverty must be linked to climate change, saying that rising temperatures will have widespread effects on everything from food supplies to education. Panelists at two separate sessions at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland — … More Cameron, Bono Link Poverty, Climate at AP Debate

REPORT: World’s Poorest Won’t Get Basics for Decades Without New Aid Model

Originally published by Yahoo News Digest on February 3, 2015— “It will take 100 years for some of the world’s poorest people to get basic health care, sanitation and education services, unless the current approach to aid is radically changed, said a report published on Tuesday. The current “one size fits all” approach to aid doesn’t … More REPORT: World’s Poorest Won’t Get Basics for Decades Without New Aid Model

2.4 Billion People Still Live on Less Than $2 a Day

“(Oct 17th was) the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty and in his message, the (United Nations) Secretary-General calls on the world to recommit to act together against extreme poverty. He notes that despite reaching the Millennium Development Goal target of halving the number of people living in poverty, some 2.4 billion people still … More 2.4 Billion People Still Live on Less Than $2 a Day

Needy Charlotte Families Get Help for the Holidays

By Rad Berky for NBC Charlotte on December 17, 2013— “As many as one-thousand families in Charlotte’s South End are getting an early Christmas. Trucks from the Second Harvest Food Bank delivered thousands of pounds of turkeys, other food supplies, diapers and school supplies to the Bethlehem Center located just off Remount Road. The center … More Needy Charlotte Families Get Help for the Holidays

Poverty Reduction In Latin America Is Slowing, UN Says

By Luis Andres Henao on December 5, 2013—“Poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean is now easing at a slower pace, the UN’s regional economic body said on Thursday, calling on governments to make policy changes that encourage growth while reducing the huge gap between the rich and poor. UN economists based in Santiago said … More Poverty Reduction In Latin America Is Slowing, UN Says

NORTH CAROLINA: Poverty is Real, Grim, and Deserves Attention

By Fannie Flono on June 16, 2013 for The Charlotte Observer— “Not everyone will agree that the Moral Monday protests that have brought thousands to the state Capitol recently, and resulted in more than 350 arrests, are the right course to air grievances against policies of the N.C. legislature. Yet the protests are shining a … More NORTH CAROLINA: Poverty is Real, Grim, and Deserves Attention