The homeless population around Los Angeles, California, has risen sharply during the past year due to a lack of affordable housing in and around America’s second-largest city, pushing more people into poverty, according to new a study.
Child poverty, domestic violence and mental health will be the priorities in New Zealand’s ‘wellbeing budget’, the finance minister announced, with the nation declaring itself the first in the world to measure success by its people’s wellbeing.
It’s a long way from Whitehall — Central London in the UK — and Brussels — Belgium, but a study found that the developing country that will be hardest hit by Brexit is the Southeast Asian nation of Cambodia.
Indonesia has been striving to reduce its poverty rate that is expected to reach nine percent by the end of this year, National Development Planning Minister Bambang Brodjonegoro stated in Jakarta on Monday.
Central China's Henan Province lifted more than 1.2 million people out of poverty last year, with its poverty headcount ratio dropping from 2.57 percent in 2017 to 1.21 percent, a provincial official said on Tuesday.
The number of people living in extreme poverty in Latin America increased in 2017 to the highest level in almost a decade despite an improvement in government social spending policies, a United Nations agency said on Tuesday.
Indonesia has maintained a single-digit poverty rate as it posted a 9.66-percent rate as of September 2018, Statistics Indonesia (BPS) reported on Tuesday, with the number of poor people standing at 25.67 million.