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‘Put farmers at the heart of food systems’ to feed the world

The Food and Agriculture Organisation’s QU Dongyu says food systems have to be transformed to make them more resilient and inclusive. The post ‘Put farmers at the heart of food systems’ to feed the world appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Environment, Poverty, United Nations, Inequality, Land Degradation, Food Insecurity, Malnutrition, Food and Agriculture Organisation, World Hunger, Sustainable Food Production, Top Six, Qu Dongyu, Food Systems, Smallholder Farms, Sustainable Food Systems Summit


This 1970 documentary shows dirty old New York at its meanest and most decrepit

Narrated by the incredible Jack Gilford, "A Bridge Over Troubled Waters" is a 28-minute documentary about Jewish philanthropical foundation addressing poverty in New York City in 1970. The streets are filthy, everything looks grimy, and it's heartbreaking to watch homeless teenagers talking about how they barely scrape by. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, New York, News, New York City, Poverty, 1970s, Jack Gilford


The basic income grant is surely on the horizon

It is becoming clear SA needs a BIG, as many ANC cabinet members, opposition parties and experts agree. But there is still dissent from some quarters The post The basic income grant is surely on the horizon appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Public Finances, Poverty, Unemployment, South Africa, Economic recovery, Treasury, National, Gdp, Riots, Big, ANC, Cosatu, Ramaphosa, Inkatha Freedom party, Solly Mapaila, Top Six


The explosive mix of multilevel factors explain the violence amid the looting

The social, political and economic problems of poor governance need to be fixed so that public resources are managed and distributed equally The post The explosive mix of multilevel factors explain the violence amid the looting appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Opinion, Poverty, South Africa, Jacob Zuma, Protests, Eff, Violence, Riots, Inequality, Municipalities, Gauteng, Openaccess, ANC, South African Police Service, Economic Freedom Fighters, Nkandla


The Guardian view on Haiti’s turmoil: long-term solutions are needed, not an imported fix | Editorial

The killing of its president came amid growing violence, poverty and disaffection with politicsOn Friday, Haiti buried its assassinated president, Jovenel Moïse, at a funeral itself marred by unrest, with shots fired outside. The truth about his killing may have gone to the grave with him. Much remains uncertain, and a senior government minister has suggested that the “big fishes” behind it are still at large.But the more important question is what the future holds for a desperately poor, unequa...
Tags: Americas, US news, Poverty, United Nations, Haiti, Jovenel Moise


Aid is not helping development in Tanzania | Letter

The country is one of the largest recipients of western aid, and yet poverty and unemployment remain rife, write two healthcare professionalsIn response to Benny Dembitzer’s letter (20 July), we are currently working in Tanzania, one of the largest recipients of western aid in the world. We are doing research with the Hadza people, investigating the prevalence of psychiatric disorders in that population. In comparison to our observations from 2018, it appears that very little development has occ...
Tags: Health, Africa, Poverty, Aid, Tanzania, COVID, Benny Dembitzer, Dennis Ougrin, Emma WoodhouseLondon


‘Hunger has returned’: Covid piles further misery on Brazil’s vulnerable

Many blame President Jair Bolsonaro’s failure to handle the pandemic and to provide adequate support for those in needEven before coronavirus, life was a struggle on Regeneration Street, a rubbish-strewn skid row on the north side of Rio de Janeiro.Cadaverous crack addicts probe dumpsters for scraps of food; crestfallen down-and-outs sprawl on soiled mattresses and rugs. Continue reading...
Tags: Americas, World news, Poverty, Homelessness, Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, Coronavirus, Rio de Janeiro Cadaverous


The effects of the recent looting on South Africa’s young democracy

Rebuilding is crucial, but democracies cannot allow themselves to be held to ransom by the destruction of anarchists in dictating where public funds should be spent The post The effects of the recent looting on South Africa’s young democracy appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Corruption, Politics, Human Rights, Leadership, Opinion, Democracy, Poverty, Economy, Infrastructure, South Africa, Jacob Zuma, Treasury, Violence, Constitution, Inequality, Rule Of Law


#PoorLivesMatter

Those of us living in relatively comfortable homes may have been rattled and shaken up but the real deep problem in this country is inequality The post #PoorLivesMatter appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Opinion, Poverty, South Africa, Inequality, Openaccess, ZumaUnrest


Guns, gangs and ‘bad aid’: Haiti’s crisis reaches full throttle

Incessant foreign meddling and corrupt elites have ensured life for Haitians remains mired in violence and poverty. President Moïse’s assassination marks an escalating catastrophe The Haitian political activist Marie Antoinette Duclair appears to have been unaware that two men on a motorbike were following her car through the badly lit streets of Port-au-Prince.Her passenger on the night of 29 June was a journalist, Diego Charles. They had been attending a meeting, and she was now, at 11 o’clock...
Tags: Americas, Economics, Society, World news, Poverty, Aid, Global development, Governance, Haiti, Moïse, International Monetary Fund (IMF, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, Jean-Claude 'Baby Doc' Duvalier, Marie Antoinette Duclair, Port au Prince Her, Diego Charles They


Guns, gangs and foreign meddling: how life in Haiti went from bad to worse

Corrupt elites and badly managed aid have ensured life for Haitians remains mired in violence and poverty. President Moïse’s assassination marks an escalating catastropheThe Haitian political activist Marie Antoinette Duclair appears to have been unaware that two men on a motorbike were following her car through the badly lit streets of Port-au-Prince.Her passenger on the night of 29 June was a journalist, Diego Charles. They had been attending a meeting, and she was now, at 11 o’clock at night,...
Tags: Americas, Economics, Society, World news, Poverty, Aid, Global development, Governance, Haiti, Moïse, International Monetary Fund (IMF, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, Jean-Claude 'Baby Doc' Duvalier, Marie Antoinette Duclair, Port au Prince Her, Diego Charles They


Gross inequality stoked the violence in South Africa. It’s a warning to us all | Kenan Malik

The country’s social contract has broken, fuelled by corruption and extreme poverty‘It feels qualitatively different this time.” There are few people I know in South Africa who don’t think this about the carnage now engulfing the nation. Violence was institutionalised during the years of apartheid. In the post-apartheid years, it has rarely been far from the surface – police violence, gangster violence, the violence of protest. What is being exposed now, however, is just how far the social contr...
Tags: Africa, Society, World news, Poverty, South Africa, Jacob Zuma, World Bank, Inequality, Kenan Malik, Coronavirus


California OKs plan to guarantee income for former foster children

By Adam Beam | The Associated Press California lawmakers on Thursday approved the first state-funded guaranteed income plan in the U.S., $35 million for monthly cash payments to qualifying pregnant people and young adults who recently left foster care with no restrictions on how they spend it. The votes — 36-0 in the Senate and 64-0 in the Assembly — showed bipartisan support for an idea that is gaining momentum across the country. Dozens of local programs have sprung up in recent years, includi...
Tags: Business, California, Senate, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Sport, Poverty, Soccer, Stockton, New Orleans, San Jose, Gavin Newsom, Nixon, Bakersfield, Vince Fong, Assembly


This unrest speaks a language the ANC understands very well

The perpetrators of apartheid were treated with wisdom and forgiveness, but is the same true of how we are treating current leaders? The post This unrest speaks a language the ANC understands very well appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Prisons, Opinion, Poverty, South Africa, Jacob Zuma, Inequality, Social Justice, Forgiveness, Openaccess, ANC, ZumaUnrest


Hunger sweeps India in Covid’s shadow as millions miss out on rations

Desperation grows for those unable to access subsidised food, as worst hunger in two decades reported When India’s devastating second wave of Covid-19 struck in April, Nazia Habib Khan’s second marriage abruptly came to an end after a year of beatings and abuse. The 28-year-old daughter of migrants from the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh returned to live with her mother, brothers and a sister-in-law in Mumbai.Their 40 sq metre (400 sq ft) home in Kurla East stands huddled among the 800 ...
Tags: India, Society, World news, Poverty, Hunger, South and Central Asia, Global development, Mumbai, Food Security, Andhra Pradesh, Coronavirus, COVID, Nazia Habib Khan, Kurla East, Qureshi Nagar


How the pandemic has impacted the world's most vulnerable populations in low- and middle-income economies

In Sierra Leone, 87% of rural households reported food insecurity, nearly double the median value. REUTERS/Joe Penney Northwestern researchers asked 30,000 people on three continents how the pandemic affected them. Households reported drops in income, as well as increases in food insecurity, and little support. One of the most promising tactics for moving past the pandemic's effects is mobile money transfers. See more stories on Insider's business page. The COVID-19 crisis has been...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Nigeria, Africa, US, Trends, Strategy, Poverty, Domestic Violence, Sierra Leone, Bangladesh, Kenya, World Bank, South America, US Treasury, Togo


The looting of shops during protests is a greater societal problem than meets the eye

This is not a protest, it is a ripple effect of poverty The post The looting of shops during protests is a greater societal problem than meets the eye appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Opinion, Poverty, South Africa, World Bank, Quantitative Easing, Inequality, Universal Basic Income, Openaccess, Looting, ZumaUnrest, Service Delivery Protest


Almost one in three globally go hungry during pandemic – UN

Big leap in malnutrition during Covid, with fifth of children now believed to be stunted, report warnsThe 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 published on Monday.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 the increases in the previous five years combined. Continue read...
Tags: Health, Society, World news, Poverty, Hunger, United Nations, Aid, Global development, World Health Organization, Un, Food poverty, Food Security, Malnutrition, Coronavirus


Troops called in after jailing of Zuma ignites violence and looting

South Africa’s highest court to rule on Monday whether to uphold former president’s sentenceSouth Africa’s army has said it is deploying troops to two provinces, including the economic hub of Johannesburg, to help quell mob as unrest sparked by the jailing of ex-president Jacob Zuma entered a fourth day.“The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has commenced with pre-deployment processes and procedures in line with a request for assistance,” the military said in a statement. Continue re...
Tags: Africa, World news, Poverty, South Africa, Jacob Zuma, Johannesburg, Zuma, Cyril Ramaphosa, National Defence Force SANDF, Coronavirus


The push to clear homeless camps from Venice Beach: ‘I don’t know where we’ll go’

The city has pledged to find shelter for unhoused residents at the beach boardwalk, but some fear they will just be shuffled alongAt the edge of the sand of Venice Beach, rows of tents, recycled furniture and makeshift structures dot the palm tree-lined boardwalk, providing flimsy shelters for a community of unhoused people that has ballooned during the Covid pandemic.The encampment in the tourist destination has become the latest flashpoint in Los Angeles’ homelessness debate, with councilmembe...
Tags: California, Los Angeles, US news, Poverty, Homelessness, Venice Beach


‘We cannot vote or get jobs’: plight of 300,000 Zimbabweans without documents

Amnesty is calling for action to help those with no papers who are denied access to education, employment and healthcareAt 45, Philimon Mashava has never had a bank account or a phone in his name.He has never had a birth certificate and, without documents, Mashava’s stateless existence has meant him missing out on school and countless job opportunities, as employers want some form of identification. Continue reading...
Tags: Africa, World news, Poverty, Social exclusion, Global development, Zimbabwe, Philimon Mashava, Mashava


California bill would regulate booming debt settlement industry

By Erika Paz | CalMatters Before the pandemic, Graciela Gomez relied on two jobs to keep up with her expenses. After losing her part-time job at Macy’s in March 2020, she had to choose between paying off her credit cards or paying her rent. She chose the latter. “I didn’t know who to talk to, who to contact. I was embarrassed,” Gomez said. An ad for a debt settlement company appeared on her social media feed promising to lower her debt. After following up, she says what she got was a lawsuit fro...
Tags: Business, California, San Francisco, Bank Of America, Sport, Poverty, Soccer, Oakland, East Bay, Macy, Brown, Capitol, Assembly, Gordon, Gomez, Wicks


New research shows that labor unions can help reduce the risk of poverty

Participants carry signs during a march and rally by labor union supporters in Los Angeles. Phil McCarten/Reuters Belonging to a labor union lowers the likelihood that you'll fall into poverty, new research shows. Living in a state with higher unionization rates even if you're not a member also helps. Had union membership not declined since the 1970s, we could expect poverty rates to be lower today. See more stories on Insider's business page. Belonging to a union or living in ...
Tags: Unions, France, US, Trends, Strategy, Poverty, United States, Wages, Norway, Workers Rights, Middle Class, Nordic, University of Minnesota, David Brady, Panel Study of Income Dynamics, Contributor


Want to tackle poverty? Start with blindness

One of the underreported tragedies of our time is that nearly 90% of the world's blind live in low-income countries where poverty and blindness perpetuate in a descending cycle. The main cause of this often needless and frequently avoidable blindness is cataracts, which affect 95 million people worldwide. In low- and middle-income countries cataracts account for 50% of all blindness, compared to just 5% of blindness in the West.The truth is that cataracts are not that difficult or even expensive...
Tags: Health, Africa, Poverty, Innovation, Senses, Sight, Global Issues, Aravind Eye Hospital, Tej Kohli Foundation, Tej Kohli Ruit Foundation


Covid death risk ‘almost four times higher’ for poorest in England

Inquiry reveals far worse prospects for working-age adults and says inequality has ‘frayed nation’s health’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe chances of dying from Covid-19 were nearly four times higher for adults of working age in England’s poorest areas than for those in the wealthiest places, an inquiry into of the health impacts of the pandemic has found.The nine-month inquiry by the Health Foundation charity said a decade of widening health inequalities and cuts...
Tags: Health, UK, England, Society, UK News, Poverty, Social exclusion, Social Care, Inequality, Coronavirus, Health Foundation charity


I thought HIV meant death but it led me to fight to save millions of lives | Vuyiseka Dubula

Twenty years ago in South Africa people were dying unable to access expensive antiretrovirals. The creation of the Global Fund was gamechangingIn 2001, at the age of 22 – when I thought my life had just begun – I was diagnosed with HIV. At that time, the diagnosis felt like a death sentence. Every day, I waited for my hour to die.However, after two months of waiting, death didn’t come. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Africa, World news, Poverty, South Africa, Social exclusion, Global development, Pharmaceuticals industry, Aids and HIV, Inequality


There are more ways to cancel your student debt than you might think. Here are your options

A sign is displayed in front of The White House on June 15, 2021 in Washington, DC. Paul Morigi/Getty Images The vast majority of student loan borrowers who file for bankruptcy don't seek to have their educational loans discharged. But of those that do, around 60% won some relief. While additional avenues exist, they can be very difficult to take advantage of in practice. Borrowers with permanent disabilities and borrowers who work in public-sector fields such as military service, la...
Tags: Politics, News, Education, Law, Congress, Navy, Washington, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Poverty, Economy, Biden, Smith, Social Security Administration, Irs


‘Wage theft’ in Primark, Nike and H&M supply chain – report

No laws were broken but brands failed to ensure workers were paid properly during the pandemic, says Clean Clothes CampaignCampaigners claim to have found evidence of “wage theft” in the supply chains of Primark, Nike and H&M in a report that outlines the devastating consequences of the pandemic on garment workers in Indonesia, Cambodia and Bangladesh.Research by the Clean Clothes Campaign found that, while none of the brands had broken any laws, they had failed to ensure that their workers were...
Tags: Business, Fashion, Human Rights, H&m, Indonesia, Nike, Life and style, World news, Retail industry, Poverty, Asia Pacific, South and Central Asia, Fashion industry, Global development, Cambodia, Bangladesh


Billions pledged to tackle gender inequality at UN forum

Generation Equality Forum in Paris announces plans to radically speed up progress on women’s rightsBillions of pounds will be pledged to support efforts to tackle gender inequality this week at the largest international conference on women’s rights in more than 25 years.The Generation Equality Forum, hosted in Paris by UN Women and the governments of France and Mexico, will launch plans to radically speed up progress over the next five years. Continue reading...
Tags: Gender, Mexico, France, Women, Life and style, Society, World news, Poverty, Unemployment, Paris, United Nations, Global development, Un, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Inequality, Melinda Gates


The US spends at least $225 billion on mental illness each year in a broken system with no clear-cut solutions

Skye Gould/Insider We're just starting to understand the impact of the pandemic on mental health. Crystal Cox/Insider Access to affordable mental healthcare in the US remains deeply unequal across socioeconomic lines. Depression alone annually costs an estimated $211 billion in lost productivity and medical care. Therapists say insurers do not compensate fairly, while new digital care options only cater to users with milder conditions. This article is part of a series cal...
Tags: Washington Post, US, America, Los Angeles, Trends, Poverty, Chicago, Mental Health, Depression, Unemployment, Healthcare, The Washington Post, Medicaid, Talkspace, SPAC, Aguilera