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Breaking the poverty trap – the power of cash grants

iran 150x150 Breaking the poverty trap – the power of cash grantsHanding out cash rather than food or other basic survival supplies to the needy is a fairly recent phenomenon that began in several Latin American countries. Transferring cash to those who desperately need it is proving to have more dramatic and long-lasting effects than simply keeping the wolf from the door for the poorest of the poor. Read more here.

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Worldwide cities try measures to ban homeless

Fashion Shoot22 269x300 Worldwide cities try measures to ban homeless    Photo by Martijn Crowe

In several cities all over the world, some measures are taken for remove homeless from the street. We are not talking about helping them but chase them from the streets. Like spikes appeared in China and England, discover a resume of inhuman acts here.

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Dogs Get Better Treatment, Homeless Boy, Jakarta

3135982286 feb49b901f 300x192 Dogs Get Better Treatment, Homeless Boy, JakartaI came across this homeless boy curling up in his sleep at the Kota central train station in Jakarta. I got to tell you, this sight hits me really hard. It kills me and breaks my heart so much. Some dogs get better treatment than boys like him.

It was raining outside. Slight wind, cold and wet. He must have taken refuge from the rain and took a space here, in the main entrance.

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Homeless Signs

Homeless in Curitiba 231x300 Homeless SignsThe photographer purchased 200 signs from homeless people in New York City. The collection of signs that homeless use to beg is a testimony to the people on the streets. It tells personal stories of the poor and record the story of poverty in the world.

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Photography by Martijn Crowe

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Terrorized, starving and homeless: Myanmar’s Rohingya still forgotten

190 200x300 Terrorized, starving and homeless: Myanmars Rohingya still forgotten Sittwe, Myanmar (CNN) — It’s been three years since I reported on the plight of the Rohingya Muslim people of western Myanmar and neighboring Bangladesh.
We called our documentary “A Forgotten People,” and it looked at appalling incidents where boatloads of refugees fleeing poverty and persecution arrived in Thailand only to be towed back out to sea and abandoned by the Thai security forces. Hundreds died or went missing.

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New picture book teaches children about homelessness

15223 10151096905902047 1580318619 n 276x300 New picture book teaches children about homelessness NEW YORK, Nov. 13, 2012 — Ears Up, Ears Down, sixth in series of books on family homelessness and poverty, released during National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week 2012

The Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness today released Ears Up, Ears Down: A Dog’s Journey Home, a picture book — with a corresponding activity book — about an adventurous dog named Ears Up, Ears Down, who becomes homeless after the junkyard where he lives is foreclosed upon.

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Mentally Ill And Homeless

160 Mentally Ill And Homeless Homelessness, mental illness, and poverty are all correlated and it’s clear: mental illness can lead to poverty and homelessness, and poverty and homelessness can lead to mental illness. Here’s a statistical look at what’s going on:

Statistics: The statistics vary widely, some studies show there are less than a million homeless in our nation, other sources say that there are nearly that many homeless children! One thing is for sure, despite serious efforts over the past twelve years, there are more homeless today than ever.

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