Tag Archive: Poverty

One in five American children now living in poverty

Karla Washington worries how she will afford new school uniforms for her five-year-old daughter. Washington, an undergraduate student, earns less than $11,000 a year from a part-time university job. The salary must cover… Continue reading

France’s Sarkozy Urges Action Against the ‘Plague’ of Food Price Surges

World food prices that rose 37 percent in a year, driving 44 million more people into poverty, are a “plague” that need action from world leaders now, French President Nicolas Sarkozy said. Group… Continue reading

Millions face food poverty as northern Europe is hit by worst drought in 35 years

BERNARD Maquis’s cattle would normally be grazing in the lush green pastures of the Limousin region in central France at this time of year. Instead, they are eating hay intended for the winter… Continue reading

Saudi Arabia witnesses first signs of unrest as ‘day of rage’ planned for March 11th

Poverty and joblessness are prompting protest in the kingdom, writes FINIAN CUNNINGHAM in Manama THE POPULAR uprisings across the Middle East are sparking similar unrest in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, with youth… Continue reading

Food prices push 44 million into poverty

Rising food prices have pushed about 44 million people into poverty in developing countries since last June, the World Bank warned Tuesday. Food costs are continuing to rise to near 2008 levels, when… Continue reading

Soaring Food Prices Could Spread Unrest To Central Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa

Spiking food prices are pushing tens of millions of people throughout the globe into poverty, and threaten to spread unrest in the Middle East further afield to sub-Saharan Africa and Central Asia, according… Continue reading