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Oxfam: World's 26 richest own same as poorest half of humanity
The world's 26 richest people own the same wealth as the poorest half of humanity, Oxfam said Monday, urging governments to hike taxes on the wealthy to fight soaring inequality.
UK poorest dying nearly 10 years younger than rich, study shows
The poorest groups in society are dying almost a decade earlier than the richest, new research shows, prompting concern that welfare cuts and a rising cost of living are leaving the most vulnerable ‘out of the collective gain’.
For India's poorest, ID card can be difference between life and death
Prem Malhar said his 50-year-old father died of hunger a few months ago because he did not have the Indian government’s Aadhaar identity card that would have given him access to subsidized food.
Poorest UK families 'going without food or power'
Hundreds of thousands of the poorest families in Britain are going without basic necessities, according to two separate surveys.
Poorest UK areas face biggest cuts to children's services
Mary, not her real name, knows all about the consequences of family breakdown.
Most children in UK's poorest areas now growing up in poverty
In 25 constituencies more than 40 percent of children now live below the poverty line.
Poorest preschoolers most vulnerable to fatal child abuse
Children in America’s poorest communities have three times the risk of dying from child abuse before age 5 as children in the wealthiest neighborhoods, a new study found.
48 poorest nations need $1 trillion to cope with climate change
The world’s 48 least developed countries need nearly $1 trillion in the next decade to achieve their plans to tackle climate change, a British think-tank says.
World’s poorest nations battle rising rural poverty
The world’s 48 least developed countries (LDCs), described as the poorest of the poor, are fighting a relentless battle against rising rural poverty.
UK Poorest boys lag behind on language skills
Four out of 10 of England's poorest boys start school without the language skills needed to learn, a study says.
Report: Poorest in the UK struggling to eat enough
Newly released figures show millions of the poorest Britons are struggling to feed themselves and facing malnourishment.
Most poorest nations stuck in structural rut
The planet's poorest nations like Ethiopia, Malawi and Angola have failed to cash in on strong economic growth due to a lack of structural reforms and left them wallowing in poverty, the UN warned.
Blistering drought leaves the poorest high and dry
The last time there was mud on his village roads was about a year ago, said Murugesu Mohanabavan, a farmer from the village of Karachchi, situated about 300 km north of Sri Lanka’s capital, Colombo.
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