India and Nepal should take urgent steps to prevent child trafficking, says Nobel Peace Laureate …

With rising poverty and unemployment, along with school closures, they are at a higher risk of being trafficked, both within the borders and across the …

by · Friday, 11 December 2020 · India, Nepal

UNICEF, Sesame Workshop and LEGO Foundation

The COVID-19 pandemic has placed many new stressors and strains on parents, as they find themselves juggling with home-schooling, caring for children and loved ones, potential financial and job insecurity as well as dealing with their own mental health…

by · Thursday, 5 November 2020 · India

Women in India at risk of sexual abuse at work: HRW

Poverty leaves no choice’. The report is based on field research and over 85 interviews in Tamil Nadu, Haryana, and Delhi, including with women …

by · Wednesday, 14 October 2020 · India, Turkey

Around 273 million Indians moved out of multidimensional poverty: UN report

The data, released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), shows …

by · Friday, 17 July 2020 · India, Thailand

Pakistan offers India help for pandemic-hit poor

… lockdown, Khan announced Pakistan’s largest one-off cash payment program to pay around $1 billion to 12 million poverty-stricken families.

by · Thursday, 11 June 2020 · India, Pakistan, Turkey

He defeated coronavirus. But a bigger battle awaits

Unable to continue his education due to poverty, he left for India at 12, and worked as a laborer. BK first went to Punjab with his brother to find a job.

by · Tuesday, 21 April 2020 · India, Nepal

‘I am so afraid’: India’s poor face world’s largest lockdown

While India’s economy has boomed over the past two decades, pulling vast numbers out of extreme poverty, inequality also has grown. Those near the …

by · Friday, 17 April 2020 · India, Nepal

Pandemic a ‘perfect storm’ for South Asia, World Bank says

… performance in 40 years, with decades of progress in the battle against poverty at risk, because of coronavirus, the World Bank said Sunday. India …

by · Sunday, 12 April 2020 · India, Thailand

India’s coronavirus relief plan could leave millions without food aid, activists say

India’s lockdown will push many more people into poverty and the government must ensure free food reaches everyone in need, Dreze told Reuters, …

by · Friday, 10 April 2020 · India, Nepal

India’s poor hit hardest by virus lockdown

… Labour Organization (ILO) said this week that 400 million Indians working in the informal economy risk falling deeper into poverty during the crisis.

by · Thursday, 9 April 2020 · India, Thailand