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Poverty and hunger

As the world's most powerful central banks—led by the U.S. Federal Reserve—drive poor nations into deeper economic crises by aggressively hiking interest rates, a coalition of 140 organizations from across the globe urge the International Monetary Fund to provide immediate financial relief to low-income nations...
A new report End Austerity: A global report on budget cuts and harmful social reforms shows that 85 per cent of the world’s population will live in the grip of austerity measures by 2023. ​This trend is likely to continue until at least 2025, when 75 per cent of the global population (129 countries) could still be...
As a new analysis revealed that the global ranks of the superrich soared to a record number, a coalition of charity groups said Tuesday that hundreds of millions of people around the world are hungry—and that someone starves to death every four seconds, writes Brett Wilkins for Common Dreams. At least 238...
Devastating floods and record-high heatwaves have been making headlines this summer, but some countries have been suffering for far longer - and are grappling with far worse than minor water shortages. In a new report on the impact of climate on food supply, Oxfam found a 123 per cent rise in acute hunger in the 10...
Contents Our activity and impact in 2021 Print publications and our website Campaining activities and evens Future plans and projects Our activity and impact in 2021 As the year 2021 began, the need for sharing global resources was unprecedented. Acute food insecurity had soared to a five-year high, while...
To bring about a 'Great Leap' scenario, it is necessary to address the fundamental inequalities that are the root cause of the ecological crisis, writes Paul Virgo for IPS news. In 1972 the Club of Rome alerted the world to the harm human economic systems were doing to the health of our planet in its seminal, best-...
Russia's war on Ukraine has wreaked havoc on global commodity markets, driving up energy and food prices and exacerbating hunger emergencies around the world, reports Jake Johnson for Common Dreams. But while disastrous for the global poor—millions of whom are living on the brink of famine—the chaos has been a...
50 years ago, the report ‘The Limits of Growth’ was published — and its scenarios turned out surprisingly accurate. But we can still change course, writes Jayati Ghosh for International Politics and Society. In 1972, the United Nations held its first-ever environmental summit in Stockholm. In the run-up to the event...
Millions are facing starvation as war combines with financial and climate-driven shocks. Now the U.N. goal to end hunger by the end of the decade looks further than ever. Six months of fighting between Russia and Ukraine — two farming powerhouses — has plunged a teetering global food system into full-blown...
Change will come, and can only come from committed people mobilizing in common cause as a powerful social movement, writes David Korten. In his message launching the most recent report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change on April 4, 2022, U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres offered the following ...
Companies at the centre of the global grain trade have enjoyed a record bonanza amid soaring food prices around the world, raising concerns of profiteering and speculation in global food markets that could put staples beyond the reach of the poorest, and prompting calls for a windfall tax. The world’s top four grain...
U.N. humanitarian projects face a record funding gap this year, with only a third of the required $48.7 billion secured so far as global needs outpace pledges, according to a spokesman for the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). The money is needed to help around 204 million...
Millions of lives are at stake and the world’s most vulnerable do not have the luxury of time, write Abdulla Shahid and Gabriel Ferrero de Loma-Osorio. As parents and global citizens, we are very worried about the cost-of-living crisis that the world is facing – the worst in over a generation. The interlinked shocks...
More than 37 million people are facing acute hunger, with approximately seven million children under the age of five acutely malnourished in the region.   While finding food and safe water is the absolute priority, WHO said that ensuring a strong health emergency response is needed to avert preventable disease and...
As hunger threatens millions, the Biden administration should give its OK for the IMF to distribute financial backing to the world’s poorest countries. By Mark Weisbrot. The world is facing unprecedented levels of hunger that are growing every day with food-price increases caused by the Ukraine war. Russia and...