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6 Sep 2020
Indonesia, which has one of the highest rates of child marriage in the world according to UNICEF, last year raised the legal age for wedlock in a bid to tackle the problem. Despite the reform, many are still being forced into marriage by desperate families in poverty. Indonesia's family planning agency has warned the nation, already home to 270 million people, could see a huge baby boom early next year due to school closures and dwindling access to contraception.
4 Sep 2020
One month on from the deadly Beirut explosion, we take a look at the economic situation in Lebanon. The blast ruptured supply chains, destroyed grain reserves and worsened an already catastrophic economic situation in the country. By the end of the year, experts predict that over half of the population will be living in poverty.
22 Jul 2020
Childhood poverty rates in Germany refuse to budge, a new study has shown. Experts say the coronavirus crisis will only make the situation worse.
9 Jul 2020
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19 Jun 2020
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4 May 2020
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10 Nov 2019
According to the world poverty clock, 6 people fall into extreme poverty every minute. In spite of different Social Intervention Programmes initiated by the FG, Nigeria is still ranked the poverty capital of the world.
28 Oct 2019
Center-left candidate Alberto Fernandez has capitalized on rising poverty, soaring inflation and a battered currency under conservative incumbent Mauricio Macri. A Fernandez victory has spooked markets.
7 Sep 2019
Israel: Why some ageing Holocaust survivors are living in poverty
25 Jun 2019
Period poverty: When sanitary products become unaffordable.
21 Jun 2019
Refugees are displaced persons who have been forced to cross national boundaries and who cannot return home safely. Such a person may be called an asylum seeker until granted refugee status by the contracting state or the UNHCR if they formally make a claim for asylum. Now, the numbers and refugee camps are growing all over the world with millions of people living in extreme poverty.
26 May 2019
EU leaders are meeting in the Romanian city of Sibiu. Though a third of the population of Romania lives in poverty, the country has profited markedly from EU membership. Worst off are the Roma, who barely scrape by. One woman is helping them change that.

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