Chronic poverty increases as the poor move increasingly into urban cities

Chronic poverty increases as the poor move increasingly into urban cities

WNN Improve It (WNN/IRIN) GLOBAL: In a world where more than half of the population lives in cities, poverty is increasingly an urban phenomenon. As researchers and aid agencies struggle to distinguish between chronic poverty and acute vulnerability IRIN, a humanitarian news service of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, reviewed efforts […]

Feeding the hungry

Feeding the hungry

Geraldine Panapasa – Fiji Times – Thursday, 19 April 2012 (originally published 17 Apr) ON any given Monday, Wednesday or Friday afternoon in the capital city, you’re sure to find a group of women scurrying from the sidewalk at the Reserve Bank to the Ivi Triangle, each with a basket of food parcels nestled on […]

Haiti advocates press legal petition as IDP hardship reaches all-time highs

Haiti advocates press legal petition as IDP hardship reaches all-time highs

WNN Features (WNN) PORT-AU-PRINCE: Following seven months after Hurricane Tomas hit the Haitian region, hardship for the remaining 680,000 homeless tent-city residents is now reaching an all-time high. On November 5, 2010, Hurricane Tomas, with 130 kph winds, brought massive floods ushering in an expanded outbreak of cholera as make-shift tents and tarpaulins were ripped […]

Doctor fills health-care gap for homeless women

Doctor fills health-care gap for homeless women

Danielle Berger – CNN – Tuesday, 25 January, 2011 (originally published 24 Jan) Boston (CNN) — For more than a year, Ellen O’Donnell slept on the streets, where she was the target of theft, violence and cruelty. Her situation left her neglecting chronic health problems that threatened her survival. “It was so difficult to access […]