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BANGLADESH: Salesian Missionaries Providing Assistance in Wake of Extreme Flooding Torrential Rains

By at September 27, 2014 | 2:16 pm

BANGLADESH: Salesian Missionaries Providing Assistance in Wake of Extreme Flooding Torrential Rains

(MissionNewswire) Flooding in northern Bangladesh has continued throughout the month of September destroying crops and affecting close to 2 million people. Torrential rains the first two weeks of September left up to half a million homeless, according to a recent IRIN article. According to government figures, 17 people have drowned and there have been 506 cases reported more...

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BANGLADESH: Youth Center Provides Important Social Development Activities for Poor Youth

By at August 13, 2014 | 9:22 am

BANGLADESH: Youth Center Provides Important Social Development Activities for Poor Youth

(MissionNewswire) Bangladesh is one of the world's most densely populated countries with a population of 156 million people, close to 30 percent of whom live below the national poverty line of US $2 per day. Despite a growing population, Bangladesh experienced a steady decline in poverty between 2000 and 2010 with a 1.8 percent decline annually between 2000 and 2005 and more...

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UNITED NATIONS: Developing Countries Experiencing Unprecedented Growth, Says UN Report

By at March 14, 2013 | 7:10 am

UNITED NATIONS: Developing Countries Experiencing Unprecedented Growth, Says UN Report

(United Nations) The rapid growth of developing countries is propelling millions out of poverty on an unprecedented scale and radically reshaping the global system, according to a flagship United Nations report launched today. “The rise of the South is unprecedented in its speed and scale,” says the Human Development Report 2013, which uses the term “South” to more...

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GLOBAL: Measuring Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture

By at February 28, 2012 | 10:17 am

GLOBAL: Measuring Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture

(UN / IRIN) The global anti-poverty movement has added a new tool to its arsenal with the launch of an index that measures women’s empowerment in agriculture. “Agriculture is the most effective way to drive inclusive economic growth of the poorest communities”, which too often include women and children, said Sara Immenschuh of the International Food Policy more...

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