Tag: poverty

Climate crisis posing growing risk to the homeless, UK charities tell ministers

Letter calls for urgent action this winter to help those with no, or inadequate, housing Homeless people and those in poor housing are at increasing risk from the climate crisis, while suffering the consequences of our dependence on costly fossil fuels, housing charities have warned. The leaders of three of the UK’s biggest housing charities […]

Cop26: Women must be heard on climate, say rights groups

Those worst hit by global heating are left out of talks, says feminist coalition calling for systemic change Women must be enabled to play a greater role at the Cop26 summit, as the needs of women and girls are being overlooked amid the global climate crisis, a coalition of feminist groups has said. The Global […]

Drought puts 2.1 million Kenyans at risk of starvation

National disaster declared as crops fail after poor rains and locusts, while ethnic conflicts add to crisis An estimated 2.1 million Kenyans face starvation due to a drought in half the country, which is affecting harvests. The National Drought Management Authority (NDMA) said people living in 23 counties across the arid north, northeastern and coastal […]

Over 30 million people ‘one step away from starvation’, UN warns

The pandemic, climate crisis and conflict combining to drive ‘alarming’ levels of global hunger, says report Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Acute hunger is likely to soar in more than 20 countries in the next few months, the UN has warned. Families in pockets of Yemen and South Sudan are already […]

‘Clear the rubble’: Malawi’s new president on making way for change

After an historic election victory, Lazarus Chakwera explains his desire to give Malawians ‘dignity and development’ Promising to “clear the rubble” of corruption within the government, Malawi’s new president is beginning his term by raising the country’s minimum wage in an attempt to win over both doubters and international donors. In an interview with the […]

U.N. report: ‘Human rights might not survive’ climate crisis

u n report human rights might not survive climate crisis - U.N. report: ‘Human rights might not survive’ climate crisis

A United Nations watchdog on poverty and human rights is the latest to call attention to the looming threat of a “climate apartheid.” In a report presented to the Human Rights Council on Friday, U.N. special rapporteur Philip Alston writes that climate change is an “unconscionable assault on the poor.” He cites a World Bank […]