While trillions of dollars are being spent on exploring remote galaxies, Planet Earth is still home to harsh realities that could be easily — and much less expensively—resolved. One of them is that worldwide 152 million children are currently victims of child labor.
China lifting more than 800 million people out of poverty since the start of its economic reform is a great story in human history, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said today, underlining that there is ‘lessons to be learned’ from this Chinese experience.
In rural America slow Internet can mean more than missing shows on Netflix. Poor service limits access to health, business, and education opportunities that are readily available in urban locations with fast networks.
Some 27 million children are out of school due to conflict, with girls facing a heightened risk of sexual and gender-based violence, the United Nations said in a report, calling on States and international organizations to integrate all uprooted children into the education system where they live.
Analysis of EU survey data suggested millions in UK may suffer anxiety as a result of unpredictable management-imposed flexible working hours. Research in supermarkets found workers ‘begging’ for extra hours, and feeling they are being punished with last minute shift changes.
More than one million malnourished children aged under five in Yemen are living in areas with high levels of cholera, the charity Save The Children warned as it began sending more health experts to the worst hit areas.
Globally over 1.5 billion people live in countries that are affected by conflict, violence and fragility. Meantime, around 200 million people are affected by disasters every year — a third of them are children. And a significant proportion of the 168 million children engaged in child labor live in areas affected by conflict and disaster. These are the facts. Up to you to reflect on the immediate future of humankind.
The population of Cairo is set to grow by 500,000 this year, more than any other city in the world, adding to the pressure on the country’s economy struggling to recover from six years of political turmoil.
A real estate agent waits to rebuild her home on the same lot she fled in September, mourning the animals she couldn't save and the family heirlooms she left behind as one of the most devastating wildfires to hit California wiped out her rural subdivision.