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U.N. Asks for Record $22 Billion to Aid World's Needy - Text + Audio - 5 December 2016
"U.N. officials say the world is facing its biggest humanitarian crisis since World War II. They say more than 128 million people need aid urgently.
The organization is asking for $22.2 billion dollars to help the needy."
Australia's child poverty 'national shame' - 17 November 2016
"It is one of the wealthiest countries on Earth - enriched by the bounty of a once-in-a lifetime mining boom - but Australia remains bedevilled by a rising number of its children living in poverty.
Trapped by disadvantage are more than 730,000 youngsters, according to the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS)."
Program Helps Ease Effects of Childhood Poverty in US - Text + Audio + Video - 31 October 2016
"Studies have shown that 49 million Americans -- including one in four children -- are living in poverty.
A program in Georgia is designed to help poor children get a good education so they can move out of poverty as adults."
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Bill Gates explains which 'superpower' he'd choose to help poor - VIDEO - 23 February 2016
"If you could choose one superpower, what would it be?
That's the question school children in the US put to Microsoft founder Bill Gates, and his wife Melinda, and their answers - more time, and more energy
- led to a new outlook on how to help the world's poor.
The couple outlined their strategy in the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's Annual Letter, an open note written to high school students that proposes new ideas in their charitable work.
They spoke to the BBC's Laura Trevelyan about how these super-human abilities could bring about real-life change in developing areas."