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Report says Britain is slipping back to social divide of Victorian era

The UK is in danger of sliding back into the “Two Nations” of the Victorian era marked by a widening gulf between mainstream society and a depressed and poverty-stricken underclass, according to a report released by a leading think-tank into the state of the nation.

Sharp rise in child poverty was registered across 40 of the world’s richest countries between 2014 and 2021: UNICEF

A sharp rise in child poverty was registered across 40 of the world’s richest countries between 2014 and 2021, according to a new report published on Wednesday by the UN Children's Fund's global research centre, Innocenti.

500 million heading into extreme poverty, says UN

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has appealed to the world to renew its commitment to a poverty-free world.

Annual cost for reaching the SDGs? More than $5 trillion

The cost of achieving ambitious sustainable development targets is estimated at between $5.4 and $6.4 trillion per year between now and 2030, UN economists said on Tuesday.

Rapid poverty reduction in some countries, data missing in many others

New York: Twenty five countries, including some of the world’s biggest economies, have halved their poverty indices, but lack of post-COVID-19 pandemic data obscures the situation facing almost a billion people globally, a new United Nations-University of Oxford study has found.

1 in 5 single Canadian adults live in poverty, many face food insecurity: Reports

Toronto/IBNS: A poverty rate of one in five single Canadian adults seen among working-age has been unveiled by a newly published national report by Community Food Centers Canada (CFCC).

Poverty and violence push 378,000 Central Americans north each year

New York: For the past five years, poverty, food insecurity, climate shocks and violence have pushed, on average, some 378,000 Central Americans a year into the United States, according to a new report launched on Tuesday by the UN food relief agency.

Afghan people may face extreme poverty by mid-2022: UN body

New Delhi/UNI: People in Afghanistan may become victims of extreme poverty by mid-2022, International Organisation for Migration- UN Migration (IOM) said in a statement.

Rising poverty a ‘moral indictment of our times’: Guterres

New York: For the first time in two decades, extreme poverty is on the rise, the UN chief said in his message released on Friday, marking the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, on 17 October.

EU must place social justice ‘at its core’ to lift people out of poverty

New York: The European Union’s failure to lift 20 million people out of poverty by 2020, is “a defeat for social rights”, an independent UN human rights expert said on Friday, urging the bloc to boldly rethink its whole socio-economic approach.

China using ‘dibao’ social safety net to silence dissent: Researcher

Washington; A US-based social scientist has claimed that the role of China’s social safety net programme, known as dibao, has shifted over time from providing support to the poor and vulnerable to being used partly as a tool to repress dissent.

One in six children living in extreme poverty, with figure set to rise during pandemic

New York: An estimated one in six children – or 356 million globally – were living in extreme poverty before the COVID-19 pandemic began, and this is set to worsen significantly, according to a new World Bank Group and UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) analysis released on Tuesday.

Women bear the brunt, as COVID erodes progress on eradicating extreme poverty

New York: The coronavirus pandemic and its fallout will likely push 47 million more women into poverty, reversing decades of progress to eradicate extreme poverty, new data released on Wednesday by the UN has revealed.

UN report sends ‘sobering message’ of deeply entrenched hunger globally

New York: In much of the world, “hunger remains deeply entrenched and is rising”, the UN chief said on Monday, launching this year’s major UN food security update, highlighting that over the past five years, tens of millions of people have joined the ranks of the chronically undernourished.

Independent rights expert speaks of 'anguish, stress and disempowerment' of poverty

New York: More than 70 million people are expected to fall into extreme poverty because of COVID-19, the UN Human Rights Council heard on Tuesday, as a leading rights expert slammed “greatly exaggerated” claims of global poverty eradication between 1990 and 2015.