Residents of a Nigerian shantytown on Saturday (18 March) spoke of “losing hope”, a day after security forces used gunfire and tear gas to make way for demolitions in defiance of a recent court order,
Venezuela’s capital Caracas was once one of the world’s wealthiest cities.
The time to act is now, according to campaign group Human Rights Watch. Activists say the international community must give its financial backing to humanitarian efforts in the country and is warning
Before the world’s political and financial elites begin discussing global problems, the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos has held its annual Crystal Awards presentation for humanitarian…
Charities have been calling on people to help those affected by the cold, resulting in donations and many volunteers coming forward
Released on the eve of the World Economic Forum, the damning document states that eight of the world's richest people together possess as much wealth as the 3.6 billion poorest combined.
Eight billionaires own as much wealth as the poorest half of the world's population, an Oxfam report finds.
With temperatures plummeting to around minus 10 in Hungary, one enterprising charity firm has introduced an initiative to help the homeless.
Scotland join Finland in launching scheme to offer everyone a basic monthly income regardless of employment status or salary
A series of dramatic photographs showing homeless people sheltering from the winter cold in a graveyard is stirring emotions in Iran.
A day after banning the 100-bolivar banknote from circulation, President Maduro has ordered the 72-hour closure of the Colombian border.
Uganda allows refugees to move in and out of settlements, provides land, and allows them to work.
The number of South Sudanese refugees in neighbouring countries passed the 1 million mark in September.
The World Bank says fewer people are living in extreme poverty, but governments need to focus more on the gap between rich and poor.
Recycling Rio’s leftovers, celebrity chefs are making meals fit for a king for the less fortunate.
The people of Rio de Janeiro's City of God' favela are hoping that a gold medal win by one of their own - Rafaela Silva - will help remove the stigma they face daily.
With many countries across the world today downing tools to celebrate workers and labourers, here we look at five problems that should be
In this edition of Learning World, we visited both northern Rwanda and southern Brazil to examine a question that faces families the world over –
There is an increase in migratory pressure to Europe which could be easily handled by the 28 if they could get their act together as a group
Pope Francis has celebrated Mass in one of Mexico’s poorest and most dangerous cities: Ecatepec where murders, kidnappings and extortion are rife
Homelessness is on the rise in the capital as the Russian economy suffers from the falling price of oil, its main export.
The super rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer, according to a report by international aid charity Oxfam. The richest one percent
Dani Koleva, Policy Director, National Network for Children Bulgaria: “As a policy director of NNC, my role is to support our members when it comes
In Real Economy this week Maithreyi Seetharaman looks at the challenges governments face in tackling poverty with the help of some of those closest