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  1. The poverty problem

    Posted Feb 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to environmental problems. But Haiti's huge environmental problem is caused by poverty. If Haiti were a rich country, deforestation would not be such a problem. Haiti is one of the poorest countries ... consumption or by poverty. But in both cases, technology usually has a solution. ...

  2. The new untouchables

    Posted Jan 11th 2004, 12:00am by Paul Moon, Paul Mooney

    ... to go to a shelter. An investigation by the Harbin city government found that fewer than 10 of every 100 beggars were on the street because of poverty. The survey determined that the majority ...

  3. Education the key to breaking poverty cycle

    Posted Nov 07th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Millions of rural migrants flood China's cities each year and the move involves the toughest of economic bargains. They leave behind poverty and stagnation for factory, construction ... If migrant labourers are trapped in a cycle of poverty made worse by their murky residence status, their children are similarly trapped by their lack of equal access to education. The report points ...

  4. A taste of hunger

    Posted Mar 25th 2005, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... but they were hard facts. After this camp, I gained a much better understanding of people who live in poverty.' Queenie Au Ching-man, 15, said she joined the famine camp for the second time because ...

  5. Geldof needs support to help Africa beat poverty

    Posted Jun 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Whenever pop stars turn stages into soapboxes, it is difficult not to view their words with a hefty dose of cynicism. That is not the case, though, when it comes to Irish rock singer Bob Geldof, who is known less for his music than his wish to improve the lives of poverty-stricken Africans. Geldof's pop stardom was brief, but his campaign to bring Africa's plight ...

  6. Pledges of help still buried in the rubble

    Posted Jan 12th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... aside our own agendas, to diminish suffering and alleviate poverty. What Haiti needs now is leadership from its sovereign government. Haiti's government needs the support of the international community, particularly donors. Governments who pledged billions of dollars after the earthquake have yet to fully honour their promises. The Interim Haiti Recovery Commission was founded ...

  7. Begging on busy streets of Shanghai is serious business

    Posted Dec 16th 2003, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... it provides families with an income they would otherwise not receive. But the flood of beggars has provoked a strong debate in Shanghai. 'I know that poverty has driven them here,' said Liu ...

  8. A swing of the pendulum

    Posted Jan 26th 2005, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... of a high-level commission on poverty has also cooled the political heat on one of the three major themes of the rally. As the controversial plan to award the West Kowloon cultural district project ... the strong reaction from some of the middle class over the policy-address initiative on poverty. Even before the composition of the commission is made public, some middle-class callers to radio ...

  9. Mekong conundrum: does dammed mean damned?

    Posted Oct 18th 2010, 12:00am by Tom Fawthrop

    ... hydropower dams, including the latest to be proposed: the Xayaburi dam in Laos. Authorities in Laos have put their faith in hydropower as a formula to lift the nation out of chronic poverty by selling electricity to Thailand and Vietnam. The Laotian government notified the Mekong River Commission in September of its plans to build a dam at Xayaburi, in co-operation with a Thai private ...

  10. Show that the world cares

    Posted Mar 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Mike Moore

    ... Mike Moore One year ago, British Prime Minister Tony Blair established a top-level commission on Africa, calling the continent's problems a scar on the world's conscience. Recently, the commission- whose members include prime ministers, presidents, experts and even a saint (Sir Bob Geldof)- made public its findings. It is easy to discount reports because we have ...




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