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The scandal of child poverty in Europe - are governments doing enough?
One in four children living in Europe is at risk of poverty and social exclusion. The EU’s Child Guarantee initiative aims to end this by putting into action the European Pillar of Social Rights on Childcare and support to children.
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More people in need of charity in Europe since COVID-19, NGO says
International charity Caritas calls on European policymakers to put people first and tackle social inequality in Europe.
Why is energy poverty rising so sharply in the EU?
Energy poverty is a growing problem in Europe – with single parents with dependent children especially at risk.
Kim at ground-breaking of Pyongyang housing project
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attended a ground-breaking ceremony for a new mammoth construction project in Pyongyang on Saturday, state media reported early on Sunday.
Public health key priority for EU citizens, reveals poll
The survey was carried out between November and December last year.
Madagascar cyclone six claims lives as winds batter island
Cyclone Batsirai devastates areas of Madagascar with several death and thousands made homeless by 200 km/h winds and heavy rain
Energy crisis in Europe: How are countries dealing with soaring bills?
Energy costs are soaring across the continent and millions of households are struggling to cope. What are countries doing to address the problem?
Turning up the heat on Europe's fuel poverty crisis
In this episode of Real Economy the team focuses on what's being done at EU level to tackle Europe's rising energy poverty crisis.
'I'm struggling big time': More turn to food banks as inflation soars
"I normally put something in the foodbank trolley but now it's my turn to need some help," said 45-year-old Heidi, who said she was struggling with price rises on "just everything".
Desperate Afghans queue for free bread
The free bread distribution launched on Saturday is part of the "Save Afghans from Hunger" campaign organised by a university professor in Kabul.
Extreme poverty drives Afghans to sell vital organs
In the western province of Herat, people in dire need of money have taken to risking their lives by selling their kidneys.
In poor Lagos district, 'slum party' brings hope and life
A collective of 10 young Nigerian performers seeks to improve the lives of Orowonshoki's residents through dance at the "Slum Party", hoping to change the reputation of an area once blighted by gang violence.
UN appeals for record €36 billion amid global surge in demand for aid
The UN warns that needs are skyrocketing worldwide as the pandemic continues to rage, and climate change and conflicts push more people to the brink of famine.
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‘Not seen as a man’: Liberia’s zogos struggle with stigma
Pacon and many like him are referred to as “zogos”, a derogatory term in Liberia used to refer to disadvantaged people who eke out a scanty living. Most of them struggle with homelessness, violence, and drug addiction #CryLikeaBoy
Venezuelan indigenous facing difficult conditions
Guyana is home to an estimated 24,500 refugees and migrants from Venezuela, including some 2,500 indigenous Warao. Some have settled in hard-to-reach areas near the Venezuelan border and others in or around the towns of Mabaruma and Port Kaituma.
EU climate measures must not leave the vulnerable behind | View
Marginalised groups like the Roma people are disproportionately affected by climate change. They have to be included in the response, not harmed by it, writes the Open Society Foundations' Zeljko Jovanovic
Why it's not just Spain's poor fearing a rise in electricity bills
Charities are calling for governments to increase social aid and issue bans on disconnections so those who can't afford their bills aren't left in the dark.
Taliban launches food-for-work programme to tackle hunger crisis
The country is already suffering from poverty, drought, electricity blackouts, and a failing economic system.
Child poverty is a burden on Europe’s prosperity and stability | View
Without proper investment to ensure all children are able to reach their full potential, Europe cannot build a sustainable, inclusive recovery, argues Eurochild President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca.
Ed Sheeran, Stevie Wonder, Coldplay & others perform to fight poverty
Here's what to expect from the star-studded global gig on Saturday 25 September.
Afghans struggle to survive as Taliban face challenges
Since the Taliban stormed to power in mid-August, Afghans say job opportunities have dried up and they are only allowed to withdraw $200 per week from their bank accounts, meaning cash is in short supply.
Italy has the highest number of people unable to afford a holiday
Some 35 million of the poorest in Europe can't afford a one week holiday. About 7 million of them are Italians.
Paris moves hundreds of homeless people from central square
They will be temporarily housed in gymnasiums. The Paris town hall is calling on the government to provide a "lasting solution".
US stands by Cuban protesters demanding 'human rights', Blinken says
The people of Cuba took to the streets at the weekend to voice their anger at food shortages. The government have responded with fierce crackdowns.
The European initiative guaranteeing a way out of poverty for all children
Parents Heba and Adel and Koulla and Mario have things in common: Both couples live in Cyprus and both are struggling to provide for their children. But they have been helped by an EU-Cypriot co-funded project and more families like them could soon receive help from the European Child Guarantee.
Energy-starved Rio favela enjoys solar panels on World Environment Day
Many poor neighbourhoods aren't properly connected to Brazil's energy grid, making electricity hard to access and expensive to connect to.