Bangladesh social safety nets reduce poverty despite challenges

Bangladesh, one of the poorest among the least developing nations, has been able to provide social safety nets despite inadequate interventions, helping to elevate significant portions of the population from poor to non-poor status. Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Recommend on Facebook Tip on Hyves Share on Linkedin Share on technorati Tweet about it Print [...]

Somali people suffer from Islamist cruelty and famine

“One of them said how she left her sick child on the road because he was too weak to make the journey to Kenya. Burdened by other small children, she left him to die alone in the desert.” – BBC account of Somalia’s famine and terrorism. Somalia’s terror group Al Shabaab has reneged on lifting [...]

Africa’s children: famine and drought

The drought that has stricken much of Africa, particularly Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia, Uganda, Djibouti and Kenya, has now left at least 500,000 children malnourished and at great risk of death.  According to Anthony Lake, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) executive director, children who are the worse affected by drought plagued famine, are suffering from ‘severe acute malnutrition, whose [...]

Despite rise of food price in Bangladesh, poverty has also reduced slightly

The poor communities in Bangladesh described their eating habits have changed and forgotten the taste of red meat or even lentils. The kitchens, traditionally dominated by women have pieces of chicken and fish species which they never have previously considered to eat. Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Recommend on Facebook Tip on Hyves Share on [...]

Bangladesh plans to reduce poverty by half

The world’s poorest country, Bangladesh, envisions alleviating poverty by half and dramatically increased human development budget by 28 percent. Planning minister A.K. Khandaker told journalists on Sunday that beginning July 1 government will invest in health services, education and infrastructure development. While power, energy and transport sectors received top priority, independence war veteran Khandaker said. [...]

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