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Poverty and hunger

Millions are facing starvation as war combines with financial and climate-driven shocks. Now the U.N. goal to end hunger by the end of the decade looks further than ever. Six months of fighting between Russia and Ukraine — two farming powerhouses — has plunged a teetering global food system into full-blown...
Change will come, and can only come from committed people mobilizing in common cause as a powerful social movement, writes David Korten. In his message launching the most recent report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change on April 4, 2022, U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres offered the following ...
Companies at the centre of the global grain trade have enjoyed a record bonanza amid soaring food prices around the world, raising concerns of profiteering and speculation in global food markets that could put staples beyond the reach of the poorest, and prompting calls for a windfall tax. The world’s top four grain...
U.N. humanitarian projects face a record funding gap this year, with only a third of the required $48.7 billion secured so far as global needs outpace pledges, according to a spokesman for the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). The money is needed to help around 204 million...
Millions of lives are at stake and the world’s most vulnerable do not have the luxury of time, write Abdulla Shahid and Gabriel Ferrero de Loma-Osorio. As parents and global citizens, we are very worried about the cost-of-living crisis that the world is facing – the worst in over a generation. The interlinked shocks...
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...
Vizija ekonomije delitve je v zadnjih letih prevzela domišljijo javnosti, toda kaj ta vizija pomeni v povezavi s prepletajočimi se svetovnimi krizami? V tej knjigi Mohamed Sofiane Mesbahi trdi, da bi morala biti ideja o medsebojni delitvi virov vedno usmerjena k našim vladam, zlasti kot odgovor na tragedijo...
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...