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27 11 2020 | 12:47

Africa: Millions of New Poor Are On the Way - Who Cares?

Rome — The recent meeting of the G20 - scheduled to take place in Riyadh but held virtually due to the Coronavirus pandemic - has been an eloquent example of how the world is drifting, in a crisis of…

19 10 2020 | 08:45

Tackle fuel poverty and the climate crisis.

The government needs to stop subsidising high-carbon heating and use the extra revenue to support low-income homes, writes Libby Peake of the Green Alliance. Experts are right to raise the alarm…

12 10 2020 | 11:05

Nobel Peace Prize spotlights the links between hunger and conflict.

The 2020 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the United Nations World Food Program for its efforts to combat hunger, foster conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas and prevent the use of…

08 10 2020 | 10:25

Further 150m people face extreme poverty by 2022, warns World Bank.

Covid-19, climate crisis and war combine to reverse decades of progress on raising living standards. An additional 150 million people could be pushed into extreme poverty by the end of next year as…

17 07 2020 | 09:26

Oxfam Warns 12,000 Could Die Per Day From Hunger Due to Pandemic.

Oxfam International warned Thursday that up to 12,000 people could die each day by the end of the year as a result of hunger linked to the coronavirus pandemic—a daily death toll surpassing the daily…

13 07 2020 | 17:00

Achieving Zero Hunger by 2030 in doubt, UN report warns.

As more go hungry and malnutrition persists, achieving Zero Hunger by 2030 in doubt, UN report warns

22 06 2020 | 07:53

There is no tomorrow for me': Rwanda's teen mothers – in pictures.

Young unmarried mothers are often forced to live in poverty, unable to find work and shunned by their families and communities.

04 06 2020 | 07:00

Responding to drought, hunger and climate change in Kenya.

Kenya is experiencing severe drought, exacerbated by climate change. Trócaire is responding providing assistance to people who are struggling to provide their families with one meal a day. “Everyone…

25 04 2020 | 13:38

Climate action and poverty alleviation must go hand-in-hand.

The coronavirus has shown what happens when there’s a large shock to the world economy. That’s why efforts to combat climate change must not slow down. For the first time since its inception 50…

23 02 2020 | 11:49

Climate change threatens future of all children: UN report.

No country is doing enough to protect children from the impact of climate change, a joint report by the World Health Organization, UNICEF and The Lancet has found. The future of every child is at…

28 01 2020 | 15:44

“Suffering in Silence": New CARE report highlights top 10 crises that received little to no media attention in 2019.

9 out of 10 most under-reported crises on the African continent / man-made climate change dramatically fuels displacement and hunger crises

15 11 2019 | 21:46

Lib Dems pledge renewable energy boost through home insulation investment.

The Liberal Democrats are pledging to invest £15 billion over the next parliament insulating homes to tackle climate change and fuel poverty. Plans to upgrade the energy efficiency of 26 million…

11 10 2019 | 15:21

Zimbabwe quadruples electricity prices amid blackouts.

The country is experiencing its worst economic crisis in a decade, recalling days of hyperinflation under Robert Mugabe. Zimbabwe has raised its average electricity tariff by 320 percent to ramp up…

01 10 2019 | 09:18

Turning the tables: global poverty conference to be held in a slum.

Inaugural World Poverty Forum – dubbed ‘Davos with the poor’ – to take place in Kenya’s Kibera to ensure voices of poorest are heard. A global conference on poverty is to take place in Africa’s…

25 09 2019 | 10:15

Fighting climate crisis should not be at expense of world’s poorest.

Responding to today's funding announcements  from UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson at the UN in New York, Dr Alison Doig, head of global policy at Christian Aid, said: ‘While we welcome the prime…

28 08 2019 | 08:38

On World Humanitarian Day, it's time we finally talk about energy access.

Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all. That was the promise made by global governments in September 2015 when the Sustainable Development Goals — including Goal…

20 07 2019 | 09:36

Leaving no one behind: using a multidimensional approach to eradicate poverty and monitor SDG progress at the national level.

Statement by Abdoulaye Mar Dieye at the launch of UNDP and OPHI Handbook: How to Build a National Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI): Using the MPI to inform the SDGs Excellencies, ladies and…

28 06 2019 | 10:21

World faces 'climate apartheid', UN expert warns.

The world is at risk of 'a climate apartheid', where the rich pay to escape heat and hunger caused by the escalating climate crisis while the rest of the world suffers, according to a report from a…

23 01 2019 | 12:55

Poverty ‘at centre of everything we do'

UN Development Programme highlights ‘next generation’ approach that leaves no one behind New York City, 21 January 2019 – The UN Development Programme’s (UNDP) Executive Board heard today that the…