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Every Third Bulgarian Lives in a Serious Risk of Poverty

About 30 percent of the Bulgarian population or nearly every third Bulgarian lives in a serious risk of poverty, according to Eurostat analysis of the share of people in severe material deprivation in the EU in 2017. The EU average indicator of people …

by · Wednesday, 25 April 2018 · Turkey

The man who revealed abuse in English football helps young players in Brazil

Alexandre Montrimas explains that abuse is hidden in the country’s extreme poverty. He played for a small team in Sao Paulo when he was 17 and like many young players, he was taken to live at the club because it was so far from his home. It is in these “hostels”, where young players live at hundreds …

by · Wednesday, 25 April 2018 · Turkey

Saftu presses ahead with nationwide protest over ‘poverty-level’ minimum wage

JOHANNESBURG – The South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) will go ahead with its planned nationwide mass mobilisation of workers to protest against the proposed “poverty-level” national minimum wage of R20 an hour and amendments to labour law…

by · Sunday, 22 April 2018 · Turkey

Shandong invests heavily on upgrading rural power grid

JINAN, April 21 (Xinhua) — East China’s Shandong Province will invest 300 million yuan (47.6 million U.S. dollars) this year to construct and upgrade the power grid in poverty-stricken areas. A total of 646 impoverished villages will benefit from the project, according to State Grid Shandong Electric …

by · Saturday, 21 April 2018 · China, Turkey

Yunnan lifts 250000 people out of poverty through relocation

KUNMING, April 21 (Xinhua) — Southwest China’s Yunnan Province has lifted about 253,000 people out of poverty by relocating them from … Alleviating poverty through relocation has been a “key drive” in the country’s poverty reduction and the supply-side structural reform for the country during the …

by · Saturday, 21 April 2018 · China, Turkey

Armenia protests: the PM and his opposition nemesis

At home, however, corruption in the police and judiciary as well as poverty has left an increasing number of Armenians dissatisfied with Sarkisian’s rule. “People took to the streets because of poverty, unemployment, corruption and because nothing is changing,” Tatuk Hakobyan said. All of Armenia’s …

by · Friday, 20 April 2018 · Turkey

Safety measures could save 250000 lives a year in low- and middle-income countries

Interventions such as speeding enforcement and formal swimming lessons for young children could potentially save more than 250,000 lives a year if they were implemented across populations living in extreme poverty in low- and middle-income countries, a…

by · Wednesday, 18 April 2018 · Turkey

Protestors decry alleged HSBC links to Israeli abuses

Campaigners in Britain are protesting HSBC bank’s alleged links to Israeli human rights abuses, according to an anti-poverty charity based in London. Over 18,000 people around the U.K. have contacted HSBC Group CEO John Flint voicing their concerns on this issue, and HSBC branches in over 20 …

by · Tuesday, 17 April 2018 · Israel, Turkey

Protestors decry alleged HSBC links to Israeli abuses

HSBC is major shareholder in firms which supply weapons to Israel, says War on Want, an anti-poverty group based in London. Protestors decry alleged HSBC links to Israeli abuses. By Gokhan Kurtaran. LONDON. Campaigners in Britain are protesting HSBC bank’s alleged links to Israeli human rights …

by · Tuesday, 17 April 2018 · Israel, Turkey

Protestors decry alleged HSBC links to Israeli abuses

Campaigners in Britain are protesting HSBC bank’s alleged links to Israeli human rights abuses, according to an anti-poverty charity based in London. Over 18,000 people around the U.K. have contacted HSBC Group CEO John Flint voicing their concerns on this issue, and HSBC branches in over 20 …

by · Tuesday, 17 April 2018 · Israel, Turkey