As poverty rises amid intertwining crises, Amnesty International have issued an urgent call for governments worldwide to implement universal social protections to ensure that basic necessities are available to all.
As many as 45 African countries have been further squeezed to their bones as funding shrinks to lowest ever levels, and as a portion of the so-called aid goes back to the pockets of rich donor countries.
STWR joins the call for governments to change course and focus on rapid, deep cuts to military spending that are driving an arms race and fueling war. 'War costs the earth', says the Global Campaign on Military Spending.
New research estimates that poverty was linked to at least 183,000 deaths in the US in 2019, making inadequate income the nation's fourth-leading mortality driver that year behind heart disease, cancer, and smoking.