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New anti-poverty initiative focuses on lived experiences to help shape policy
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New anti-poverty initiative focuses on lived experiences to help shape policy

Leah Levac, University of Guelph and Jillian Crocker, University of Guelph The theme of the recent United Nations International Day for the Eradication of Poverty was Dignity for All in Practice. It raised questions about how we can change our policy practices and outcomes so people living with poverty are treated as experts. The ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the consequences of high inflation and the Ontario government’s refusal to address deep poverty, to name just a few current realities, have resulted in anti-poverty campaigners renewing their pleas for action. Adequate housing, more meaningful financial support and access to mental health services are among the essential changes required. Inadequate or harmful poverty-related policies were also a theme dur...
UN report indicates global hunger sharply increased last year, millions on the brink of starvation
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UN report indicates global hunger sharply increased last year, millions on the brink of starvation

The United Nations released a new report on Wednesday indicating a dramatic increase in hunger worldwide that puts hundreds of millions more people on the brink of starvation. “The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World” report indicates about 2.3 billion people around the world were food insecure last year. The report estimates of up to 828 million people faced hunger in 2021 — an increase of about 50 million people. The report showed hunger rates increased in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. Last year, hunger affected 278 million people in Africa, 425 million in Asia, and 56.5 million in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to the report. The report indicated hunger moved at a slower pace than 2019 to 2020. U.N. World Food Program officials said the s...