Poverty – What are the causes? What are the solutions?
Presenter: John Pope
Poverty is a condition in which people lack what they need to live; but the limits of “need to live” are debatable. There are many statistical measurements, and sociological factors of poverty to take into consideration.
Poverty around the world is increasing. Wars, climate change, overpopulation, lack of medical facilities, political oppression, capitalism and many other factors are blamed.
Did you know? About one billion people, one-sixth of the world’s population, live on less than $1 per day.
In Sub-Saharan Africa, more than 15 of every 100 children die before the age of five. In western Kenya, fertilizer costs more than twice what it costs in France or the U.S. Ethiopia is so deforested that rural households cannot use manure as fertilizer because they need it as cooking fuel.
The rich countries have repeatedly promised to give $210 billion (0.7% of their incomes) in official development assistance, but only give $69 billion.
45 Surprising Facts About Extreme Poverty Around the World You May Not Have Realized
Poverty and overpopulation
Why Capitalism Is The #1 Cause Of Poverty
Poverty in Canada
Manitoba one of worst places for First Nations to live
Over 5,500 NBers on affordable housing wait list
Half of First Nations children live in poverty
Anti-poverty Activism in Canada – Canadian Women’s Health Network