The latest news and stories on poverty

UN praises 'remarkable' progress as 415 million Indians escape poverty
Its record in past 15 years shows rapid progress is attainable, says agency
July 11, 2023, 1:21 PM
Syrian babies abandoned at mosques and under trees as 12-year war fuels poverty
More than 100 children abandoned across country in less than two years, says rights group
May 25, 2023, 8:44 AM
US nominates Ajay Banga to lead World Bank
Selection of Indian-American executive comes a week after David Malpass announced plans to end his term early
February 23, 2023, 4:18 PM
UK launches £33 million humanitarian fund in the Sahel
The money will finance projects for people forced to flee their homes because of climate change, extremism and rising food prices
February 16, 2023, 12:15 AM
Richest 1% now wealthier than 70% of entire UK population
Oxfam is calling for a wealth tax of up to 5 per cent on the super-rich to raise £1.4 trillion each year
January 16, 2023, 12:01 AM
Arab economies to continue expansion as inflation falls and fiscal positions improve: UN
Inflation rates in the region to drop to 8 per cent and 4.5 per cent in 2023 and 2024 respectively, from 14 per cent in 2022
January 01, 2023, 10:17 AM
London's Westminster Council announces free school meals for all primary pupils
The package is worth £2.7 million and will last for at least 18 months
December 08, 2022, 10:35 AM
Poorest countries owing $62bn in bilateral debt now at risk of default, World Bank warns
Two thirds of debt burden is owed to China, David Malpass says
December 02, 2022, 8:18 AM
Frustrated Lebanese stream World Cup without a cabinet to approve TV rights
Cafes are quiet, attended only by those who can afford luxuries, while at home fans watch matches on personal devices using VPNs and Lebanon’s notoriously spotty home Wi-Fi connections
November 24, 2022, 1:30 AM
G24 group says 'no calm after the Covid storm' and calls for scaled-up support
The coalition urged global financial institutions to be prepared to respond to the present mix of new crises
October 12, 2022, 5:54 PM
End of extreme poverty by 2030 unlikely, World Bank says
Russia's invasion of Ukraine has exacerbated historic setbacks of Covid-19 pandemic
October 05, 2022, 7:17 PM
Cop27's leftover food to be donated to Egypt's poor
Uneaten meals from UN climate conference will be given to people most affected by rising food prices and inflation
September 20, 2022, 11:40 AM
Lebanese man offers to sell kidney to save wife
As the country's economic woes mount, Lebanese increasingly resort to desperate measures to make ends meet
June 30, 2022, 4:40 PM
UN report warns Ukraine war could cause global poverty disaster
Prices of food, fuel and fertiliser have soared since the February 24 invasion of Ukraine
April 14, 2022, 6:20 AM
UK economy slows in face of cost of living crisis
GDP rose by 0.3% in February, significantly below forecasts
April 11, 2022, 9:37 AM
Child deaths in poor countries surged as Covid-19 strained health care
Patients may not be getting required services because of increased barriers during the pandemic, report by Scottish charity KidsOR says
March 20, 2022, 7:44 AM
Russia-Ukraine war could lead to spike in global poverty
Food prices have risen to record levels as Russian and Ukrainian exports are constrained
March 19, 2022, 5:25 AM
International Day of Education: Digital poverty leaves millions of Arab children behind
Poor internet infrastructure means four in 10 in Mena region had no access to remote learning during pandemic
January 24, 2022, 3:00 AM
Lebanese Cabinet to meet after pound drops to record low
Currency was trading at 30,000 to 1 US dollar on the black market
January 04, 2022, 11:21 PM
WHO says global healthcare failures are causing ‘catastrophic hardships’
Officials at conference in Dubai appeal to governments to care for the poor devastated by Covid-19
December 12, 2021, 4:21 PM