The poor don’t often decide elections in the advanced world, and yet they are being wooed heavily in Italy’s current electoral campaign. Former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, the leader of Forza Italia, has proposed a ‘dignity income’, while Beppe Grillo, the comedian and shadow leader of the Five Star Movement, has likewise called for a ‘citizenship income’.
Identifying territories where rural poverty is most entrenched in Latin America and the Caribbean to apply new tools and innovative policies to combat hunger is the new strategy that will be discussed at a ministerial meeting to be held in early March.
A latest study published in the US magazine Health Affairs has shown that by 2030 vaccines not only will have saved millions of lives around the globe, but also will help prevent 24 million people in some of the world's poorest countries from slipping into poverty.
More than half of all children in Britain’s very poorest areas are now growing up in poverty as the impact of cuts to benefits are leading to an “emerging child poverty crisis,” according to a new study.