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Education and Transformation

I think that education is our most effective weapon in the war against poverty. It is crucial in transforming our personal lives and it is indispensable in …

by · Tuesday, 1 December 2020 · Philippines

UN says pandemic to fan surge in humanitarian needs in 2021

“For the first time since the 1990s, extreme poverty is going to increase, life expectancy will fall, the annual death toll from HIV, tuberculosis and …

by · Tuesday, 1 December 2020 · Philippines

On Bonifacio Day, workers slam layoffs and repression in Davao

… and anti-people” policies failed to address the people’s concerns and plunged the country into worsening poverty amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

by · Tuesday, 1 December 2020 · Philippines

Loving the poor this Christmas (Part 1)

As Pope Francis said “There is only one real kind of poverty, not living as children of God and brothers and sisters of Christ.” The popes and St. Teresa of …

by · Monday, 30 November 2020 · Philippines

Mobile legend for a legend

It covers the life of Manny Pacquiao as he fights and punches his way through bad guys and societal ills like poverty, bullying and lack of opportunity for …

by · Monday, 30 November 2020 · Philippines

COVID-19 transforms gender-based violence response in Malaysia

This story is part of a series of field diaries from UNICEF staff focused on reimagining and delivering a gender equitable world, including living out the organization’s Five Actions for Gender Equality in the COVID-19 Response. I never expected Malays…

by · Sunday, 29 November 2020 · Malaysia

Unicef urges government, society to listen to children’s Covid-19 experiences

Reverse the rise in child poverty and ensure an inclusive recovery for all. 6. Redouble efforts to protect and support children and their families living …

by · Saturday, 28 November 2020 · Philippines

China has reached a major milestone in ending absolute poverty. But the Communist Party isn’t …

The Chinese government defines absolute poverty as surviving on less than 2,300 yuan ($350) per year. Over the past 40 years, China has moved from …

by · Saturday, 28 November 2020 · China, Philippines

Explainer: What is period poverty?

Scotland is to become the first country in the world to give all women and girls free access to period products, effectively eliminating “period poverty”.

by · Friday, 27 November 2020 · Philippines

UN body says drought to worsen poverty

Drought threatens food security and poverty in Southeast Asian countries including the Philippines because it damages agricultural land and hurts the …

by · Friday, 27 November 2020 · Philippines