Handing 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.
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. Continue reading →
I 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 […] Continue reading →
The 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. Click here to see more Photography by Martijn Crowe www.thefaketory.org Continue reading →
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 […] Continue reading →
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 […] Continue reading →
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 […] Continue reading →