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Poverty and hunger

More than 37 million people are facing acute hunger, with approximately seven million children under the age of five acutely malnourished in the region.   While finding food and safe water is the absolute priority, WHO said that ensuring a strong health emergency response is needed to avert preventable disease and...
As hunger threatens millions, the Biden administration should give its OK for the IMF to distribute financial backing to the world’s poorest countries. By Mark Weisbrot. The world is facing unprecedented levels of hunger that are growing every day with food-price increases caused by the Ukraine war. Russia and...
Resnična ekonomija delitve pomeni konec starih načinov, ki jih opredeljujejo tekmovalni sebični interesi in hlastanje po dobičku, nova doba meddržavne delitve in sodelovanja pa se bo začela šele s končanjem lakote v svetu, ki ima tako obilo finančnega kapitala in razpoložljivih virov. Tu je mogoče najti duhovno in...
Wildfires and heatwaves wreaking havoc across swathes of the globe show humanity facing “collective suicide”, the UN secretary general has warned, as governments around the world scramble to protect people from the impacts of extreme heat. António Guterres told ministers from 40 countries meeting to discuss the...
While one person is dying every 48 seconds in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia alone, Oxfam report that food billionaires have increased their collective wealth by $382 billion since 2020. By Jake Johnson for Common Dreams. The aid group Oxfam International estimated Monday that a mere two weeks of wealth gains recently...
The number of people affected by hunger globally rose to as many as 828 million in 2021, according to a new UN report that provides fresh evidence that the world is moving in reverse, away from the Sustainable Development Goal of ending hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition in all its forms, by 2030, when the SDGs...
While the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) Summit ended in Madrid on 30 June with net commitments to double spending on weapons and to increase by eight-fold the number of troops in Europe, the total of hungry people worldwide now marks an unprecedented record. By Baher Kamal for IPS News. As advanced by IPS...
Tens of thousands of people joined the Mass Poor People's and Low-Wage Workers' Assembly and Moral March on Washington and to the Polls on June 18. By Eleanor J. Bader for Common Dreams. After her niece, a low-income mother of three, was murdered several years ago, Wel'ega Ma'Shak of Galt, California, joined Missing...
Share The World’s Resources (STWR) have published a new version of our most popular book title – The Commons of Humanity, by Mohammed Sofiane Mesbahi. After our original limited edition version of the book sold out due to high demand, a new edition has been printed with Troubadour books in the UK. The book presents...
STWR were sad to learn of the recent passing of Bruce Kent, the renowned political activist best known for his work with for the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. A former Roman Catholic priest, Kent tirelessly campaigned for an end to war and strongly supported the principle of sharing in building a more just and...
How long can billionaires continue to amass wealth while the world's poorest struggle to buy food? By Paul Rogers for Common Dreams. While it has long been blatantly obvious that the global economic model is not working for all, the rate of accumulation of wealth by a small minority is now breathtaking – if not...
The four-month-old Russian invasion of Ukraine, which has triggered a hefty increase in military spending among Western nations and a rise in humanitarian and military assistance to the beleaguered country, is now threatening to undermine the flow of Official Development Assistance (ODA) to the world’s poorer nations...
One person is dying from hunger every 48 seconds in East Africa. A global galvanising effort is urgently needed, writes Gareth Owen for openDemocracy.org The combined effects of climate change, COVID-19 and the Ukraine war are threatening a global disaster that not nearly enough people are talking about, least of...
As the cost of essential goods rises faster than it has in decades, billionaires in the food and energy sectors are increasing their fortunes by $1 billion every two days, according to Oxfam. For every new billionaire created during the pandemic — one every 30 hours — nearly a million people could be...
Please do not say you were not aware that the world produces enough food to feed all human beings on Earth, while nearly double the combined European Union’s population go to bed hungry… every single night. And please don’t pretend you did not know that 20% of all humans –those who live in the wealthiest countries–...