Child labour swells for first time in two decades: UN

If the latest projections of poverty increases due to the pandemic materialise, another nine million children will be pushed into child labour by the end of …

by · Thursday, 10 June 2021 · Thailand

World Bank warns uneven global recovery leaving poor nations behind

"By the end of this year, more than 100 million people are expected to have fallen back into extreme poverty," the World Bank cautions. "This is a tale …

by · Tuesday, 8 June 2021 · Thailand

Probe into poverty planned

Thailand defines the poverty line as monthly income lower than 2,763 baht, or 33,156 baht per year. He said the economic crisis caused by the …

by · Monday, 7 June 2021 · Thailand

Hunger stalks India’s poor in pandemic double blow

NEW DELHI – Rasheeda Jaleel lives in fear that she may not be able to feed her seven children as millions of Indian families are forced into poverty by …

by · Sunday, 30 May 2021 · India, Thailand

Colombian army tightens grip on Cali after protests leave 13 dead

There, as across the country, poverty and the pandemic have sparked widespread anger and resentment. The month of protests has left at least 59 …

by · Saturday, 29 May 2021 · Thailand

As poverty bites, Lebanese give up their pets

BEIRUT – Ibrahim al-Dika had raised his Belgian shepherd Lexi since she was a tiny pup, but then Lebanon’s economic crisis made him jobless and …

by · Friday, 14 May 2021 · Lebanon, Thailand

Fear of execution: Haiti kidnap victims tell of ordeal

Undermined by extreme poverty and political instability, Haiti has seen a recent increase in violent gangs in its poorer neighborhoods, which the …

by · Monday, 10 May 2021 · Thailand

EU leaders pledge Brussels’ role in fight against poverty

PORTO (PORTUGAL) – EU leaders stressed on Friday the importance of fighting poverty and inequality as the continent emerges from the Covid-19 …

by · Friday, 7 May 2021 · Thailand

‘Time of the Essence’ to end Myanmar Crisis

… economic assistance in wake of a UNDP forecast that almost half of the population, or about 25 million, could fall below poverty line in six months.

by · Monday, 3 May 2021 · Myanmar, Thailand

Covid-19 and the coup may push half of Myanmar into poverty

The United Nations Development Program predicted that up to 25 million Burmese people could suffer below the poverty line by the beginning of 2022 …

by · Friday, 30 April 2021 · Myanmar, Thailand