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SHAMEFUL WASTE: Up to 33pc of food is trashed

The world loses or wastes a staggering 25 percent to 33 percent of the food it produces for consumption, losses that can mean the difference between an adequate diet and malnutrition in many countries, the World Bank said in a report.

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Agri innovation key to poverty reduction

Ministers called for steps to promote partnership and agricultural innovation to reduce poverty in Africa at the conclusion of a summit in Abu Dhabi. The Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture’s (GFIA) closing ceremony,

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Widening wealth gap biggest global risk, warns WEF

A chronic gap between rich and poor is yawning wider, posing the biggest single risk to the world in 2014, even as economies in many countries start to recover, the World Economic Forum said on Thursday. Its annual assessment of g

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World Bank to halve extreme poverty by 2020

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said the global development lender must work to halve extreme poverty in the next seven years if it is to reach a more ambitious target set for 2030. Kim in April set a goal to reduce the number o

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US poverty rises despite economic recovery

The number of US residents living in poverty edged up to 46.5 million last year, the latest sign that an economic recovery marked by a stock market boom has not trickled down to ordinary Americans. The figures from the Census Bure

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Poverty reduces brain power says study

Poverty and the all-consuming fretting that comes with it require so much mental energy that the poor have little brain power left to devote to other areas of life, according to the findings of an international study. The mental s

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Dubai Cares anti-poverty drive a success

Dubai Cares has successfully completed its “End Poverty. Educate Now.” Ramadan campaign, which ran throughout the month to provide the UAE community with several opportunities to support children living in poverty globally.

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Dubai Cares launches education campaign

Dubai Cares, a UAE-based philanthropic organisation, has launched a Ramadan campaign to spread awareness of the importance of education in eradicating poverty. The ‘End Poverty. Educate Now’ campaign also aims to raise

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Curb water use, emissions to end poverty: study

  Governments must impose radical limits on everything from water use to greenhouse gases if they want to have any chance of ending global poverty, a group of scientists said.   States needed to tig

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Gaza teenager burns himself to death

  A young man has died after setting himself on fire in the Gaza Strip, apparently in protest at economic hardship in the Palestinian enclave, the man's family and police said on Monday.   Ehab

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