Finding poetry in the mundane

In another viewpoint, the exhibit also renounces the idea of poverty being overlooked and romanticized. By openly discussing the reasons behind the …

by · Thursday, 18 February 2021 · Oman, Philippines

Ethnic minority women succeed with start-ups

Nung minority woman Nguyen Thi Thai had been living in poverty for nearly 20 years. She was always dependent on her husband, like many other …

by · Monday, 9 November 2020 · Oman, Vietnam

Held hostage in Saudi Arabia for over 15 years, a Nepali woman pleads for rescue

But her hopes to pull her family out of poverty were dashed when her employer refused to pay her a salary. Born to a family of Magar, Sharmila had a …

by · Saturday, 7 November 2020 · Nepal, Oman, Saudi Arabia

Afghan Woman Loses Three Husbands To War

But his family’s poverty and a lack of opportunities led him to join the newly created Afghan Army in 2003. The following year, he was killed in a clash …

by · Friday, 4 September 2020 · Afghanistan, Oman

Congresswoman Ging Suansing helps put up polytechnic state colleges in Aliaga and Cuyapo

She believes that education can help the underprivileged rise from poverty and be guaranteed a brighter future. Way to go, Congresswoman Suansing …

by · Friday, 4 September 2020 · Oman, Philippines

UN warns of ‘unprecedented hunger crisis’ in Syria

… even at the height of the nine-year conflict and millions of people are pushed deeper into poverty,” said Elisabeth Byrs, a WFP spokeswoman.

by · Friday, 26 June 2020 · Oman, Syria, Turkey

Romanian boxer inspires girls to knock out poverty

Romania is one of the poorest in the European Union, with 38 percent of children at risk of social exclusion and poverty, according to Eurostat.

by · Thursday, 20 February 2020 · Oman, Thailand

Sultan Qaboos ushered in Oman renaissance, quiet diplomacy

By Reuters. Sultan Qaboos bin Said, who died late on Friday, transformed Oman during his 49-year reign from a poverty-stricken country torn by …

by · Saturday, 11 January 2020 · Oman, Philippines

Community-driven tourism leads Jordanian village out of poverty

AMMAN. In the far northwest of Jordan, along the borders of Syria and Israel, lies Umm Qais, an ancient Roman town which is home to the ancient …

by · Tuesday, 24 December 2019 · Israel, Jordan, Oman, Syria, Turkey

[OPINION] Breaking down doors, walls, and ceilings: A speech by Governor Kaka Bag-ao

Many people escape the shackles of poverty because of one thing: opportunity. This may be true for many people, but ‘many’ is not ‘all.’ …

by · Friday, 15 November 2019 · Oman, Philippines