Group Uses Leftover Food to Feed the Hungry - Text + Audio + Picture + Video + Quiz - 25 February 2019
"Every year around the world, humans waste an estimated 1.3 billion tons of food.
So, some people have made it their life’s work to connect the two: claiming food before it goes to waste and then giving it to people who are hungry."
Life in the poorest city in the US - VIDEO - 11 February 2019
"In the tiny city of Escobares, Texas, 62% of residents live below the poverty line.
That's the highest rate of any US city over 1,000 people, according to the 2016 US Census Bureau survey.
Directly on the US-Mexico border, the city struggles with crime and unemployment.
But local officials say they're trying hard to lift Escobares out of the cycle of poverty."
- Homeless in US: A deepening crisis on the streets of America - with pictures - 8 October 2018
"They seem to be almost everywhere, in places old and new, no age spared. Sleeping on cardboard or bare ground, the homeless come together under bridges and trees, their belongings in plastic bags symbolising lives on the move..."
- A million more UK children in poverty than in 2010 – study - 7 May 2018
"About 3.1 million children of working parents now below breadline after government’s benefit cuts, according to TUC"
Millions of Brazilians Fall Back into Poverty - Text + Audio - 29 October 2017
"Brazil’s economy is the worst it has been in many years. Many people are jobless. And the new government is spending less on social programs."
'The Florida Project' Explores the Lives of Poor Kids in Disney's Shadow - Text + Audio + Video - 26 October 2017
"In the new film 'The Florida Project,' Disney World serves as a symbol of the social divide in the United States."
Sierra Leone to Sell Multi-million Dollar Diamond to Help Poor - Text + Audio - 26 October 2017
"The 709-carat uncut gem known as the Peace Diamond is going on sale for a second time."
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."