(MissionNewswire) Peru faces high levels of income inequality and has more than a quarter of its population living in poverty, according to the World Bank. Poverty levels are significantly higher in rural areas but urban areas struggle most with inequality, most notably metropolitan Lima, the capital
(MissionNewswire) Samoa boasts one of the most stable and healthy economies in the Pacific region, according to the World Bank. The poverty rate, once just over 25 percent, has dropped closer to 20 percent as the country strives to meet the UN Millennium Development Goals, a
(MissionNewswire) India has the largest number of child laborers under the age of 14 in the world, according to UNICEF. Many are engaged in dangerous occupations and live on the streets. In 2010, India passed a landmark law mandating that all children between the ages of
(MissionNewswire) Bethlehem, a Palestinian city located in the central West Bank just south of Jerusalem, has a population close to 25,000 people and an economy that is primarily tourist-driven. According to UNICEF, poverty in Palestinian territories including the West Bank, Gaza and Bethlehem varies district to
(MissionNewswire) In Malawi, more than 50 percent of the population lives in poverty and the majority of households are female-headed, according to the World Bank. Located in southeast Africa, Malawi is a landlocked country bordered by Zambia to the northwest, Tanzania to the northeast and Mozambique to
(MissionNewswire) In the Philippines, there are more than 11 million out-of-school youth with drop-out rates doubling as children reach secondary school, according to UNICEF. Almost a quarter of the country’s population, including a large percentage of children, live in poverty.
The Tuloy Foundation, founded in 1993 by
(MissionNewswire) Despite the steady growth of Kenya’s economy, more than half of the country’s population lives below the poverty line on less than one US dollar a day, according to UNICEF. Nairobi, Kenya’s capital city, is home to 3 million residents, most of whom endure lives
(MissionNewswire) Poverty is extensive in South Africa with more than 45 percent of the population living below the poverty line, according to UNICEF. A significant percentage of the population struggles to survive on less than one dollar a day. South Africa is plagued by high crime
(MissionNewswire) Millions of girls in India face discrimination, exploitation and sexual and physical abuse because of their age and their gender, according to UNICEF. A recent UNICEF report, “Hidden in Plain Sight 2014”, details the incidence and prevalence of interpersonal violence against children and highlights global figures
(MissionNewswire) Fortified rice-meals and boxes of hand soap have been donated to Salesian programs in Liberia thanks to an ongoing partnership between Salesian Missions and Stop Hunger Now, an international relief organization that provides food and life‐saving aid to the world’s most vulnerable.
The World Health Organization