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THE CITIES WHERE RENT HIKES LEAVE THE MOST PEOPLE HOMELESS


Rent hikes are likelier to force more people into homelessness in housing markets with less slack, said Skylar Olsen, a senior economist at Zillow... READ MORE

6th August, 2017 1090

9M EURO FROM IRISH GOVERNMENT GOES IN EXTRA FUNDING TO CRISIS-HIT AREAS


The Irish Government has donated an extra nine million euro in funding for areas hit by humanitarian crises across the globe... READ MORE

3rd August, 2017 6

'FRANCE IS CAPABLE OF REFORMING ITSELF'


France is the EU's agricultural heavyweight, providing 18 percent of the bloc's production... READ MORE

31st July, 2017 2

MILLENNIALS: HOW DOES INSECURE WORK AFFECT YOUR MENTAL HEALTH?


Millennials in part-time and temporary work are more likely to experience poor mental health, a leading thinktank has said... READ MORE

27th July, 2017 393

IS IT JUST FAST FOOD - OR IS IT SOCIAL BREAKDOWN ON A PLATE?


Thousands of academic papers and reports have joined the dots between poverty and inequality with crime or health outcomes... READ MORE

26th July, 2017 433

CHINA POLICE WARN AGAINST ILLEGAL GATHERINGS AFTER RARE BEIJING PROTEST


Beijing police said in their statement it was against the law to organise illegal gatherings and those who do so would be punished... READ MORE

25th July, 2017 85

HALF OF CHILDREN NEEDING SUMMER FOOD BANK SUPPORT ARE IN PRIMARY SCHOOL


She added As a nation, we also must address the reasons why families with children are referred to food banks in the first place... READ MORE

24th July, 2017 2894

MAJORITY OF HOMELESS FAMILIES HAVE SINGLE PARENTS AND NUMBER OF WOMEN SLEEPING ROUGH ABOVE EUROPEAN AVERAGE


66pc of homeless families are headed by single parents, generally women who are aged in their 20s or 30s with one or two children... READ MORE

12th July, 2017 312

FIRE IS AN INEQUALITY ISSUE


One factor in the link with unemployment is simply that those who are unemployed are likely to spend more time in their homes... READ MORE

11th July, 2017 527

HOW OUR NARROWING SOCIAL CIRCLES CREATE A MORE UNEQUAL WORLD


In the extreme, these misperceptions could even lead to people thinking that inequality has decreased because their social circle has become more homogenous than before... READ MORE

27th June, 2017 1105

DRIVE TO GET CHILDREN BACK TO SCHOOL FAILING WORLDWIDE


Across all age groups, sub-Saharan Africa remains the region with the worst out-of-school rates... READ MORE

21st June, 2017 657

UNIVERSAL CREDIT ROLLOUT IN NORTH KENSINGTON HALTED AFTER TOWER FIRE


The department said it did not know how many North Kensington claimants would have moved on to the new system next month... READ MORE

21st June, 2017 454

EMPTY HOMES OWNED BY RICH SHOULD BE 'REQUISITIONED' FOR GRENFELL TOWER RESIDENTS


Jeremy Corbyn Empty homes owned by rich should be 'requisitioned' for Grenfell Tower residents... READ MORE

16th June, 2017 40971

LEVELS OF CHILD HUNGER AND DEPRIVATION IN UK AMONG HIGHEST OF RICH NATIONS


Unicef report finds that one in three British children are in 'multi-dimensional poverty' and says gaps between rich and poor are widening around the world... READ MORE

15th June, 2017 9283

YOUNG PEOPLE LOSING HOPE OVER LIFE CHANCES, SOCIAL MOBILITY TSAR SAYS


Young people losing hope over life chances, social mobility tsar says... READ MORE

15th June, 2017 552

TRIBUTES PAID TO CONCERN CO-FOUNDER FATHER JACK FINUCANE


Concern Worldwide chief executive Dominic MacSorley said An unassuming leader, he brought intelligence, drive and passion to what is now Ireland's leading humanitarian and development organisation... READ MORE

8th June, 2017 4

LOS ANGELES HOMELESS NUMBERS JUMP 23% IN A YEAR


The homeless population in the city grew 20 percent while the numbers for the wider Los Angeles County were even higher at 23 percent, the figures revealed... READ MORE

1st June, 2017 4024

GENERATION HOMELESS: TRYING TO HELP EGYPT'S STREET KIDS


Hannah Aboulghar, a paediatrician at the Banati Foundation which has worked with street children since 2009, says no figures are credible but the problem is getting worse... READ MORE

30th May, 2017 0

GENERATION HOMELESS: TRYING TO HELP EGYPT'S STREET KIDS


Hannah Aboulghar, a paediatrician at the Banati Foundation which has worked with street children since 2009, says no figures are credible but the problem is getting worse... READ MORE

30th May, 2017 0

REPORT REVEALS SCALE OF FOOD BANK USE IN THE UK


Project by Independent Food Aid Network finds at least 2,000 food banks giving out parcels, with demand continuing to grow... READ MORE

29th May, 2017 11085

IN JAPAN, SINGLE MOTHERS STRUGGLE WITH POVERTY AND WITH SHAME


I feel like Japan is such a cold country towards children... READ MORE

28th May, 2017 8335

WORLD BANK'S STAR ECONOMIST IS SIDELINED IN WAR OVER WORDS


Romer pioneered research into endogenous growth, examining how the diffusion of knowledge boosts output... READ MORE

26th May, 2017 4141

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BILLIONAIRE BLOOMBERG TO FUND $5M PUBLIC HEALTH PROJECTS IN 40 CITIES WORLDWIDE


Exclusive Melbourne, Accra and Ulaanbaatar among cities to benefit from funding pledged by former New York mayor to tackle issues from air pollution to obesity... READ MORE

16th May, 2017 378645

8 PEOPLE HAVE SAME WEALTH AS WORLD'S POOREST HALF


Income inequality is so now lopsided that eight men now own the same amount of wealth as the poorest half of the world... READ MORE

16th January, 2017 45049

THE RICH ARE LIVING LONGER AND TAKING MORE FROM TAXPAYERS


Life expectancy trends also affect the long-term finances of entitlement programs such as Social Security... READ MORE

26th April, 2017 32474

TOURIST FLIES HOMELESS EDINBURGH MAN TO SWEDEN FOR CHRISTMAS


Annis Lindkvist befriended Jimmy Fraser after asking him for directions while he was begging in Edinburgh... READ MORE

31st December, 2016 20030

DROUGHT AND WAR HEIGHTEN THREAT OF NOT JUST 1 FAMINE, BUT 4


We underestimated the role of water and its contribution to mortality in the last famine, said Ann Thomas, a water, sanitation and hygiene specialist for Unicef... READ MORE

27th March, 2017 16250

DON KING DROPS N-WORD WHILE INTRODUCING DONALD TRUMP


Don King drops N-word while introducing Donald Trump... READ MORE

21st September, 2016 11986

525 REFUGEES DIE AT SEA IN FIRST FEW WEEKS OF 2017


It is clear that from Libya we are seeing a mixed flow of refugees and migrants escaping extreme poverty... READ MORE

15th March, 2017 11922

ONTARIO PLANS TO LAUNCH UNIVERSAL BASIC INCOME TRIAL RUN THIS SUMMER


Ontario plans to launch universal basic income trial run this summer... READ MORE

25th April, 2017 10710

MATT DAMON IN DAVOS: WE CAN WORK WITH ANYBODY, EVEN TRUMP


We don't see our role here at the World Economic Forum as being part of a global elite... READ MORE

18th January, 2017 10679

EIGHT CHARTS THAT SHOW 2016 WASN'T AS BAD AS YOU THINK


Put even more simply, every single day over the past 25 years, the number of people living in extreme poverty has declined by 137,000... READ MORE

1st January, 2017 7102

HOW YOU CAN HELP HAITI AFTER HURRICANE MATTHEW


After Hurricane Matthew roared through Haiti causing widespread destruction, the island nation has been left in disrepair... READ MORE

14th October, 2016 5821

AFTER SEVEN YEARS OF BAILOUTS, GREEKS SINK YET DEEPER IN POVERTY


But Greece isn't far behind in third place, with Eurostat data showing 22.2 percent of the population were severely materially deprived in 2015... READ MORE

21st February, 2017 5820

BENEFIT SANCTIONS FORCING PEOPLE TO USE FOOD BANKS, STUDY CONFIRMS


Oxford University research shows link between sanctions and use of charity parcels, a pattern ministers refuse to accept... READ MORE

27th October, 2016 5626

TRUMP FOREIGN AID CUTS HURT WORLD'S MOTHERS


Should the United States continue to spend 1 percent of our budget on foreign aid?... READ MORE

12th May, 2017 5299

AS THE POOR JOIN PROTESTS, VENEZUELA MAY BE HITTING A TURNING POINT


Maduro is so different, said Irene Castillo, 26, who lives in El Guarataro, a tough neighborhood not far from the presidential palace... READ MORE

30th April, 2017 4828

COAL DOESN'T HELP THE POOR; IT MAKES THEM POORER


Delivering electricity to those in energy poverty is certainly important... READ MORE

31st October, 2016 3838

MORE THAN 250,000 PEOPLE IN ENGLAND ARE HOMELESS, SAYS SHELTER


The analysis also identified homelessness hotspots in Brighton, Birmingham, Slough, Bristol, Coventry, Reading, Manchester, Luton and Chelmsford... READ MORE

1st December, 2016 3689

WORLD BANK SAYS PARIS CLIMATE GOALS AT RISK FROM NEW COAL SCHEMES


Jim Yong Kim said poor countries needed help to become more resilient to climate change... READ MORE

9th October, 2016 3581

POVERTY BLIGHTING HEALTH OF MANY UK CHILDREN, PAEDIATRICIANS WARN


Paediatricians around the country are telling us that poverty is affecting the health of children in a way we haven't seen before, he said... READ MORE

11th May, 2017 3473

'THE SUPER-RICH AND THE REST OF US'


He said the government is watching the issue of wealth inequality closely... READ MORE

17th January, 2017 3170

EIGHT PEOPLE HAVE SAME WEALTH AS HALF THE WORLD, OXFAM REVEALS AHEAD OF DAVOS


Each year we are misled by Oxfam's wealth statistics... READ MORE

16th January, 2017 2910

UGLY FRUITS AND VEGETABLES: WHY YOU HAVE TO LEARN TO LOVE THEM


Ugly produce just resonates with people, says Figueiredo, who also gets Imperfect Produce deliveries... READ MORE

17th November, 2016 2747

INFLATION COULD PUSH 4M MORE BRITONS BELOW POVERTY LINE, STUDY FINDS


Record levels of employment would not solve the problem, the JRF's report said, given the growing numbers of working people in low income jobs... READ MORE

15th February, 2017 2643

OXFAM'S UPSIDE DOWN INEQUALITY STUDY: BJORN LOMBORG


The real story on inequality is a much more optimistic one than Oxfam's narrative... READ MORE

18th January, 2017 2528

OLD AND ON THE STREET THE GRAYING OF AMERICAS HOMELESS


The problems with homelessness are hardly uniform across the country... READ MORE

1st June, 2016 2210

NEARLY HALF ALL CHILDREN IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA IN EXTREME POVERTY, REPORT WARNS


Eradicating extreme poverty by 2030 seems a distant target as Unicef-World Bank figures show almost 385 million children survive on less than 1.90 a day... READ MORE

5th October, 2016 2065

FIRE TEARS THROUGH MANILA SLUM LEAVING 15000 HOMELESS


Fires in the countrys slums are a regular occurrence... READ MORE

9th February, 2017 1978

NATURAL DISASTERS PUSH 26M INTO POVERTY EACH YEAR, SAYS WORLD BANK


Policies that made countries more resilient to extreme natural disasters and improved early warning systems could bring benefits of 100bn a year, the bank said... READ MORE

14th November, 2016 1699

EDSALL WILL THE DEMOCRATS FACE A BLACK REVOLT


Put another way, 44.8 percent of all non-poor African-Americans live in neighborhoods where the poverty rate exceeds 20 percent... READ MORE

16th March, 2016 1679

"FAT CAT" AID CONSULTANTS CREAMED OFF A?17M OF TAXPAYERS' MONEY TO BE SPENT ON AFRICAN WATER FACILITIESA


More than two-thirds of a ?25 million taxpayer-funded foreign aid scheme to provide water facilities in Africa was taken by fat cat consultants, it has emerged... READ MORE

22nd January, 2017 1654


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