UN finds soaring poverty in virus-hit Latin America region

[ad_1] SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — More than 20 million people were pushed into poverty during pandemic-plagued 2020 across Latin America and the Caribbean, the U.N. economic agency for the region reported Thursday. Poverty as a whole rose to afflict a total of 208 million people — 33.7% from 30.5% of the population — in a … Read more

Coronavirus crisis in Latin America made worse by poverty, inequality, U.N. agency says

[ad_1] By Fabian Cambero SANTIAGO, March 4 (Reuters) – Latin America and the Caribbean countries in the throes of the coronavirus crisis will only see their problems made worse by festering inequality, poverty and an ailing social safety net, a United Nations agency said on Thursday. The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean … Read more

Establishing a Large Pattern of Poverty Alleviation Through Science and Technology

[ad_1] BEIJING, March 1, 2021 /CNW/ — A report from Science and Technology Daily: 77,000 Sci-Tech Assistance Pairs have been set up and 289,800 sci-tech commissioners have been selected successfully to help the poor out of poverty. The fungus from Zhashui went popular. On April 20, 2020, President Xi Jinping went to Zhashui, Shaanxi to … Read more

Pinduoduo recognized for work on alleviating poverty in China

[ad_1] SHANGAHI, China, Feb. 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Pinduoduo Inc. (“Pinduoduo”, or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: PDD), China’s largest agricultural platform, was recognized for its efforts in alleviating rural poverty. Pinduoduo was one of three technology companies commended for their contributions to China’s poverty alleviation efforts, according to a central government release. A total of … Read more

China celebrates official end of extreme poverty, lauds Xi

[ad_1] BEIJING (AP) — The ruling Communist Party is celebrating the official end of extreme poverty in China with a propaganda campaign that praises President Xi Jinping’s role, part of efforts to cement his image as a history-making leader who is reclaiming his country’s rightful place as a global power. The propaganda apparatus has been … Read more

Poverty alleviation, a solemn promise fulfilled by Chinese leadership

[ad_1] BEIJING, Feb. 22, 2021 /CNW/ — With its fundamental purpose of serving the people heart and soul, the Communist Party of China (CPC) has been devoted to leading the nation towards building a moderately prosperous society in all respects, and has helped it achieve miraculous results in reducing poverty. “Seeing that poor people and … Read more

How you can help children in poverty during the pandemic without leaving home

While most of the world has hit pause on daily life, kindness and giving can be considered essential services. Socio-economic consequences of the COVID-19 health pandemic are challenging families across the globe, as schools have closed, after-school meal programs have paused, businesses have shut down, and families are feeling greater strain on finances. Children living … Read more