Browsing All posts tagged under »poverty«

Afghan girl begging for bread, yearning to go to school (while global leaders dine on $500 wine)

November 14, 2008

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CNN KABUL, Afghanistan (CNN) — Little Banafsha wakes up in her small mud home, has a cup of tea and braces herself for the day ahead. Banafsha, learning in a center run by Aschiana, an Afghan NGO, says she wants to become a teacher. She is just 11 years old but she is the breadwinner […]

Humanitarian Disaster in Gaza: 4 out of 5 Palestinians living below poverty line

February 28, 2008

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UNRWA: Four out of five Palestinian refugees live below poverty line 27 February 2008     BRUSSELS, (PIC)– Karen Abu Zeid, the UNRWA general commissioner, has warned that the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip are facing a rapidly worsening humanitarian condition that necessitates extending urgent assistance to them and lifting the siege on the Strip. […]