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 […]

Analysis: Syria’s forgotten refugees

Analysis: Syria’s forgotten refugees

IRIN -Thursday, 03 May 2012 (originally published 23 Apr) UBAI, 23 April 2012 (IRIN) – It was 21 February 2006. The date is etched in Samia’s* mind. She was in her kitchen making tea for her brother’s family, who was visiting her at her home in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, when gunfire broke out in […]

Overcoming Disparity – New study shows large gaps in healthcare for urban women

Overcoming Disparity – New study shows large gaps in healthcare for urban women

Women News Network – WNN MDG Stories Friday, 19 November, 2010 A new November 2010 report by WHO – the World Health Organization and UN-HABITAT – United Nations Human Settlements Programme, “Hidden Cities – Unmasking and Overcoming Health Inequities in Urban Settings,” shows that urban poverty can impact health statistics worldwide. Today’s urban cities are […]

Haiti womens micro-lending bank brings big cash to rescue

Haiti womens micro-lending bank brings big cash to rescue

  Able to quickly reach a well-developed network of women throughout the country, an alternative banking system performs while the Haitian economy is in shambles Peggy Simpson – WNN Features in partnership with the WMC – Women’s Media Center A micro-credit program and banking system for more than 200,000 women in Haiti has come to […]