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Content Poverty Around The World. Poverty Facts Poverty Effects Poverty Actions How individuals can join the fight against Poverty Credits
Poverty Around theWorldMany people around the worldare deprive even the most basichuman needs, which includesfood, water, sanitation, clothing,shelter, health care andeducation. According to Chenand Ravallion, about 1.76 billionpeople in developing world livedabove $1.25 per day and 1.9billion people lived below $1.25per day in 1981. The worldspopulation increased over thenext 25 years. In 2005, about 4.09billion people in developingworld lived above $1.25 per dayand 1.4 billion people lived below$1.25 per day. On the left is apicture of children that are goingthrough Poverty.
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Poverty facts Almost half the world - about 3 million people - live on less than USD$2.50 a day. The poorest 40 percent of the worlds population accounts for 5 percent of global income. The richest 20 percent accounts for three-quarters of world income. According to UNICEF (United Nations International Childrens Emergency Fund), 22,000 children die each day due to poverty. And they "die quietly in some of the poorest villages on earth, far removed from the scrutiny and the conscience of the world. Being meek and weak in life makes these dying multitudes even more invisible in death.“ Less than one per cent of what the world spent every year on weapons was needed to put every child into school by the year 2000 and yet it didnt happen.According to the Unesco (United Nationals Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation), it was reported that one in five adults is not literate today and two-thirds of them are women.
Poverty effects Widespread diseases and hunger - One third of deaths, some 18 million people a year or 50,000 per day, are due to poverty-related causes: in total 270 million people, most of them women and children, have died as a result of poverty since 1990. According to the World Health Organization, hunger and malnutrition are the single gravest threats to the worlds public health and malnutrition is by far the biggest contributor to child mortality, present in half of all cases. Illiteracy - In the US educational system, these children are at a higher risk than other children for retention in their grade, special placements during the schools hours and even not completing their high school education. Homelessness - Slum-dwellers, who make up a third of the worlds urban population, live in a poverty no better, if not worse, than rural people, who are the traditional focus of the poverty in the developing world, according to a report by the United Nations. Violence - 51% of fifth graders from New Orleans (median income for a household: $27,133) have been found to be victims of violence, compared to 32% in Washington, DC (mean income for a household: $40,127).
Poverty Actions Poverty Actions International Day for the Eradication of Poverty - This call was made by Joseph Wresinski, founder of the International Movement ATD Fourth World, and was officially recognised by the United Nations in 1992. Government Schemes - Conditional cash transfer (CCT) programs aim to reduce poverty by making welfare programs conditional upon the receivers actions. The government only transfers the money to persons who meet certain criteria. Voluntary Welfare Organisations - Examples include the Center for Global Development (CGD), Child Poverty Action Group, End Poverty Now (EPN), and the United Nations Development Program Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Poverty Assessment and Monitoring.
How individuals can join the fight against Poverty? 1. Educate Yourself A nationwide lack of affordable housing, sad state of public education, lack of public transportation systems linking commercial and residential neighborhoods, racial injustice, domestic violence, and policies restricting contraception all contribute to an endless cycle of poverty that pervades every state in this country. By reading and education yourself, you can strengthen your understanding of anti-poverty aspects of workers rights, immigrants rights, womens rights, reproductive justice, environmental justice and economic human rights movements. 2. Donate You can donate food, money, clothing, toiletry items, old furniture, toys and magazines. 3. Volunteer You can volunteer with kids, families, the elderly, the disabled, the homeless, women, and the mentally ill; in shelters, soup kitchens, community centers, after school programs, and employment centers. You can teach literacy, resume development, job training courses, ESL, computer class, coach sports, serve food, and provide counseling.
How individuals can join the fight againstPoverty? 4. Join a Campaign There are a number of different local and national campaigns that you can join to help combat poverty. Even better, you can ask your local synagogue, church, youth group, community center, workplace, or school to do the same. Locally, you can get involved with Focus and Fight Poverty, Seattle International Human Rights Coalition, and Real Change News. Nationally, you can get involved with Fighting Poverty with Faith; CARE: Defending Dignity, Fighting Poverty; The ONE Campaign; and End Poverty 2015. 6. Write or Start a petition Petitions are fantastic ways to create change in your local government or neighborhood. You can choose to fight a bad policy, or create a good one. You can write your own petition, or help to propagate one already in existence.
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