Category Archives: Poverty

UN food crisis task force set up as hunger spreads

  Article The United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is setting up a task force to tackle the global food crisis. Mr Ban said the world faced “widespread hunger, malnutrition and social unrest on an unprecedented scale” because of soaring … Continue reading

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“If we want to save our planet earth, we have a duty to put an end to the capitalist system”

Article So says Bolivian President Evo Morales. He was speaking at a UN forum on the global impact of climate change on indigenous peoples. Mr Morales said that capitalism should be scrapped if the planet is to be saved from … Continue reading

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Wood pigeon thrives in UK’s warmer winters

As food prices soar across the UK consumers may find themselves hunting for free food again. Never fear, the RSPB’ s Big Garden Birdwatch survey has reported sightings of wood pigeons in people’s gardens rocketing by 665%. BBC report. To … Continue reading

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Climate change, water and poverty.

It is World Water Day on the 22nd March. This is promoted by the UN ‘to draw international attention to the critical lack of clean, safe drinking water worldwide.’ Says the UN World Water Day site; ‘Leaders who adopted the … Continue reading

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