is the state of having little or no money
having few or no material possessions
or a small and inadequate
amount of things that are needed. 1 out of every 6 people in the world live in poverty
and and the
124 million people in 51 countries faced food crisis in 2017, says UN.
Over 150 million kids in poor countries have stunted growth, largely due
8 million Americans have slipped into poverty since May 2020 as federal aid has dried up.
is characterized by severe deprivation of
, including food
, safe drinking
, sanitation facilities, health,
and information. International poverty line of
$1.25/day (in 2005 prices), set by the World
. But using just money
as a indicator of
poverty is foolishly ignorant and extremely criminal.
The price of
not doing anything
to reduce poverty is far greater. The current levels of
child poverty cost the U.S. between $800 billion and $1.1 trillion a year,
due to lower productivity when poor children become adults and increased
costs due to higher crime and poor health. Individual children also
suffer, because they face lower educational achievement, maltreatment and
other obstacles related to growing up poor. In the end, the panel says,
the whole country pays the price. 40% of rural Americans struggle with
routine medical bills, food and housing. And about half 49% say they could
not afford to pay an unexpected $1,000 expense of any type. Overworked and
underpaid. Overcharged for education and still undereducated. Can't afford
a home and can't afford a family. Can't afford a doctor and can't afford
Everything people need is here on earth
The problem is that resources are not being shared
managed effectively or efficiently
So the most important thing people need is education knowledge and
information that would give people a better understanding of themselves
and the world around them so that they would make better choices and
better decisions that would be more logical and more intelligent, instead
of being more selfish
, as a lot of people are
is material and logistic assistance to people who
need help. It is usually short-term help until the long-term help by the
government and other institutions replaces it. Among the people in need
are the homeless, refugees
and victims of natural
, wars, and famines. Humanitarian relief efforts are provided
for humanitarian purposes and include natural disasters and man-made
disasters. The primary objective of humanitarian aid is to save lives,
alleviate suffering, and maintain human dignity. It may, therefore, be
distinguished from development aid, which seeks to address the underlying
socioeconomic factors which may have led to a crisis or emergency. There
is a debate on linking humanitarian aid and
, which was reinforced by the World Humanitarian
Summit in 2016. However, the conflation is viewed critically by
practitioners. Humanitarian aid is seen as "a fundamental expression of
the universal value of solidarity between people and a moral imperative".
Humanitarian aid can come from either local or international communities.
In reaching out to international communities, the Office for the
Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs of the
is responsible for coordination responses to emergencies. It taps to the
various members of Inter-Agency Standing Committee, whose members are
responsible for providing
. The four UN entities that have primary roles in
delivering humanitarian aid are United Nations Development Programme
(UNDP), the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the United Nations
Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the World Food Programme (WFP). According to
The Overseas Development Institute, a London-based research establishment,
whose findings were released in April 2009 in the paper "Providing aid in
insecure environments: 2009 Update", the most lethal year for aid
providers in the history of humanitarianism was 2008, in which 122 aid
workers were murdered and 260 assaulted. The countries deemed least safe
were Somalia and Afghanistan. In 2014, Humanitarian Outcomes reported that
the countries with the highest incidents were: Afghanistan, Democratic
Republic of the Congo, Central African Republic, South Sudan, Sudan,
Syria, Pakistan, Somalia, Yemen and Kenya. Marginalize
is to relegate to a lower or outer edge
, as of specific groups of people.
being made marginal, especially as a group within the larger society.
is just barely adequate or within
a lower limit or minimal quality. Disenfranchise
is to deprive someone of a right
privilege. Deprive someone of the right to
It seems like governments and wealthy powerful people like to
keep people in poverty and keep people starving and desperate so that they
can use people and exploit people like a resource. Too many powerful
people in the world don't consider humans to be humans. Humans to them are
seen as a usable resource that is disposable. Poverty is a byproduct of
corruption and ignorance. Poverty should not exist in any human
civilization. The only two ways for poverty to exist is to criminally
influence it or passively except it. You either have clear plans with
clear goals to end poverty, or you have no conscience and no soul.
is a part of a city in which members of a minority
group live, especially because of social, legal,
or economic ignorance.
is being poor enough to need help from others. Destroyed financially. Make
poor. Take away.Indigent
who is poor and in need.
is the lack of resources to sustain the
diet, lifestyle, activities and amenities that an individual or group are
accustomed to or that are widely encouraged or approved in the society to
which they belong. Measuring relative
allows an objective
comparison between the situation of the individual or group compared to
the rest of society. Relative deprivation may also emphasize the
individual experience of discontent when being deprived of something to
which one believes oneself to be entitled
however emphasizing the perspective of the individual makes objective
are individuals or groups of people who face
special problems such as physical or mental disability.
economic support. Are politically deemed to be without sufficient power or
other means of influence.Pauper
a very poor person. A recipient of government relief or public charity.
term meaning poverty or generally the state of being poor, referring to
all those who are need support and whose existence is dependent upon
charitable assistance for a period of time.
Effects of poverty on childhood development seen in children as young as 5
Researchers have found that health inequities can be measured in children
as young as 5 years old. The research contributes to a growing body of
literature finding that children of color who are also poor face greater
health inequities than their white counterparts.
- Almost 70 million people around the world are displace by
criminals in power who are starting wars and involved land grabs. Luckily
the 2 billion people already living in poverty don't have to go anywhere,
is a documentary film by Ai Weiwei who gives a powerful visual
expression to this massive human migration. The documentary elucidates
both the staggering scale of the refugee crisis and its profoundly
personal human impact. Captured over the course of an eventful year in 23
- Social Services
Hand to Mouth
is satisfying only one's
immediate needs because of lack of money for future plans and investments.
inadequate access to safe water
, inadequate access to
, Poor structural quality of
, densely populated with overcrowding, and too many
individuals living under the same roof, inadequate
. Lacking access
to Education and valuable Knowledge and Information that could help people
in need understand their situation better so that they can solve the
problems they are faced with and have more control and more power over
their lives. This is why Education is one of the Big 5
is an afterlife location in which evil souls are subjected to punitive
suffering, often torture, as eternal punishment after death. Poverty is
Hell on Earth for the Innocent, while the real
is the supernatural world of the dead in various religious
traditions and myths, located below the world of the living.
Millennium Development Goals Report 2015
Poverty Action Lab
mission is to reduce poverty by ensuring that
policy is informed by scientific evidence. We do this through research,
policy outreach, and training.
annual music festival started in 2012 and organized by
Global Poverty Project
. In 2015, the organization announced that
Coldplay lead vocalist Chris Martin would serve as the festival's curator
for the next 15 years. It was founded by Ryan Gall and Hugh Evans. Gall
said he was inspired by visiting Austin City Limits and seeing the
branding on the stage, but wanting to replace the corporate branding with
branding from charities.
In 2013, fewer than 800 million people lived on less
than $1.90 a day. Extreme Poverty?
Geography of Poverty
Higher Than Access To water
"Just because a person is poor, that doesn't mean
that the person doesn't have big dreams, or that their soul isn't rich,
they're like everyone else, except poor people are
which is another word for corruption
Circumstance is a condition in life that is
some event or activity. A
set of facts
your situation.Providing everyone in poverty with
high quality education could end most poverty in 15 years,
and completely end poverty in 30 years.
People have the
ability to learn how to solve their problems. But people need high quality
knowledge and information to accomplish this. So people need to
what they are reading. People will first start out
by securing healthy food and and clean water. Then they will build healthy
and clean temporary housing as they work on a new city near by. Then
people will be employed
to make the necessary products
that everyone needs to live. As people
become more educated, then they will be able to do more, like provide
healthcare, keeping people safe, create
, providing necessities
and so on.
Everyone will work because there will always be work to do.
But this only works when everyone has access to valuable knowledge and
information. There is no other road and there is no other way, knowledge
is our path, our future, our savior.
Poor people are very capable of living a
beautiful life in harmony
. But when the
rich and powerful keep people in poverty from learning how to live in
peace, then the poor can not escape the shackles of poverty. Everyone on
the planet can have everything they need, but when too many people want
more then they need, then people will continue to suffer and die. So not
only do we need to fully educate the poor, more importantly, we need to
fully educate the rich and powerful too.
Living has to be affordable
, if not,
then life is not affordable, and if life is not affordable that means that
someone is stealing more then they need. The cost of living can't be more
then what it costs life. If profit
people to suffer and die, then that's not profit, that's murder, that's
theft, that's just totally freaking stupid.
It's not a welfare state
, it's an ignorant
state. It's not mass immigration, it's mass discrimination. And it's not
just discrimination against people, but discrimination against knowledge
and reality. No one can fully understand the problems everyone's faces
clearly enough without having access to the knowledge and information that
explains the problems we all face. Free Money
Fourth World (2012)
One out of six human beings lives in a very hidden world--the
world of slums. Shot on five continents, this eye-opening film
takes viewers deep inside a hidden world, at once both tragic
and inspiring. Documentary award winner at 20+ film festivals.
Aired: 08/10/2012 | 54 min.
The Slum - Episode 1: Deliverance
(youtube, Al Jazeera English, 1 of 6
and Profit - The Business of Development Aid | DW Documentary
- Ulterior Motives
a social experiment when people are manipulated. Slow productivity or slow
growth does not explain what productivity or growth is. Saying people are
better off does not say what better off is.
is a flawed formula because it's not defined, only assumed.
Politicians lie about foreign aid to win votes. Some charities lie about
the impact of foreign aid to stay funded. Some aid workers lie to
themselves about the impact of a project.
3 reasons why we can win the fight against poverty: Andrew Youn:
(video and interactive text)
- One Acre Fund.org
14.7 Million Children in America live under poverty. In the
U.S., a baby is born into poverty every 32 seconds. And by the
end of the day, 1,837 children will have been confirmed as being
either abused or neglected
. Children's Defense
The number of U.S. residents who are
struggling to survive on just $2 a day
has more than doubled
since 1996, placing 1.5 million households and 3 million
children in this desperate economic situation. Americans are living below the
The number of Poor People Living in High-Poverty Areas has been
How Poverty Taxes the Brain
Scientists have discovered that
being poor actually impairs our cognitive abilities.
concerns the nature of a socially just
allocation of goods in a society. A society in which incidental
inequalities in outcome do not arise would be considered a society guided
by the principles of distributive justice. The concept includes the
available quantities of goods, the process by which goods are to be
distributed, and the resulting allocation of the goods to the members of
Human Development Index
is knowing what individuals are
able to do (i.e., capable of).
is the problem of finding a general
rule by which to transform the "values" of commodities (based on their
socially necessary labour content, according to his labour theory of
value) into the "competitive prices" of the marketplace.
Social Development Resource
Reducing Poverty through Enterprise
Students campaigning on World Poverty, Human Rights and the
Economic Justice and an End to Global
Statistical Information Produced by the Federal Government
is the difference found in various
measures of economic well-being
among individuals in a group, among groups
in a population, or among countries. Economic inequality is sometimes
called income inequality
, wealth inequality, or the wealth gap. Economists
generally focus on economic disparity in three metrics: wealth, income,
and consumption. The issue of economic inequality is relevant to notions
of equity, equality of outcome, and equality of opportunity.
is based on favoritism granted to relatives in
various fields, including business, politics, entertainment, sports,
religion and other activities.Politics
(incompetent people in power)
is a type of tourism that involves visiting impoverished
areas. Slum tourism has been the subject of much controversy, with critics
labeling the voyeuristic aspects of slum tourism as poverty porn.
is defined as "any type of media, be it written,
photographed or filmed, which exploits the poor's condition in order to
generate the necessary sympathy for selling newspapers or increasing
charitable donations or support for a given cause"
The Poverty Line
Living On One Dollar
was a reformist social movement, beginning in the
1880s and peaking around the 1920s in England and the US, with a goal of
getting the rich and poor in society to live more closely together in an
interdependent community. Its main object was the establishment of
"settlement houses" in poor urban areas, in which volunteer middle-class
"settlement workers" would live, hoping to share knowledge and culture
with, and alleviate the poverty of, their low-income neighbors. The
"settlement houses" provided services such as daycare, education, and
healthcare to improve the lives of the poor in these areas.
Living with Less
The Center for
works to reduce global poverty and
inequality through research and active engagement.
Educating the poor not only reduces the amount of
Preventable Causes of Death
, it also increases their potential and value.
"If the number one cause of death is ignorance, then the number one cure is knowledge."
"When there are no plans to improve things, things gradually get worse."
Beggars Can't Be Choosers
people with very few options sometimes have to be content with what is
offered. Take what you can get and be grateful. But never stop asking for
more help, especially when you need it. Your situation is not your fault.
And don't blame people for their lack of empathy or blame people for not
giving more. Some people only give what they can.
Walls - Borders - Barriers
A wall is not just to keep people out, but to keep people
in, like a prison
. There is no wall that
would protect humans from themselves. You can't block out your own
ignorance when you are the source of the ignorance. To build a wall is to
seal in that ignorance. To stop the flow of information and knowledge is
to stop yourself from learning, which will also stop you from progressing.
The wall symbolizes ignorance in a physical form. But just having an
is not the same thing
as having open borders
. A border wall is a clear sign that people
cannot communicate or use language effectively. Every wall built in
history was a failure. When leaders are ignorant and corrupt they
so they can
reduce the strength and power that people
. But it's the walls that
are built in the minds of people
that cause the most damage. When you
and can't use language
to communicate effectively, then people attack with
weapons instead of using
At the end of World War II, there were
border walls or fences in the world
. By the time the
fell in 1989, there were 15. In 2016 there are at least 77 border
walls or fences.
is a separation barrier that runs along an
international border. (people go under the wall, people go over the wall,
people go around the wall, or people just pay the guards to look the
other way. That's because people are smart and leaders are dumb. Besides
that, walls mostly stop good people who are in need, but the walls do not
is a barrier, wall or fence, constructed to limit
the movement of people across a certain line or border, or to separate
peoples or cultures. A separation barrier that runs along an
internationally recognized border is known as a border barrier.
is a structure or object that
impedes free movement. Barricade.
a structure that encloses an area, typically outdoors, and is usually
constructed from posts that are connected by boards, wire, rails or
netting. A fence differs from a wall in not having a solid foundation
along its whole length. Alternatives to fencing include a ditch (sometimes
filled with water, forming a moat).
is a term used in U.S. property law to refer to an overly tall
fence, structure in the nature of a fence, or a row of trees, bushes, or
hedges, constructed or planted between adjacent lots by a property owner
(with no legitimate purpose), who is annoyed with or wishes to annoy a
neighbor, or who wishes to completely obstruct the view between lots.
Several U.S. states and local governments have regulations to prohibit
spite fences, or related regulations such as those establishing a maximum
allowed height for fences. In the United Kingdom, the terms spite wall or
blinder wall (as in, to blind the view of a neighbour) are more commonly
used. An overly tall fence may not be considered a spite fence by a court
if there is some other reason for the fence which requires the extra
height. In one case, a man built a 13-foot (4.0 m) fence on his property,
and his neighbor sued him. The man had put up a fence that tall because
his neighbor kept throwing garbage over the old (shorter) fence. Since
keeping garbage out of one's yard is a legitimate reason to have a fence,
it was found not to be a spite fence. Several states in the United States
have laws that prohibit planting a row of trees parallel to a property
line, which exceed six to ten feet (1.8 to 3.0 m) in height, which block a
neighbor's view or sunlight. The courts have ruled that a row of trees can
be considered a "fence". Golf courses near residential communities will
often have fences exceeding 20 ft (6.1 m) in height in order to prevent
struck balls from flying out of the course and into the windshields of
cars and windows of houses near the course. Such fences are not spite
fences, and may actually be required. Outdoor arenas and amphitheatres
also often use fences or other obstructions to prevent the viewing of
their events by those who don't have tickets (which, although it may be
unpopular with those whose free viewing is obstructed, is not necessarily
spiteful). In civil-law countries, erecting a spite wall (or a spite
house) is unequivocally prohibited because of the doctrine of abuse of
rights: a right ends where abuse begins. This is mostly attributable to
the fact that modern building regulations often prevent any construction
likely to impinge on neighbours' views or privacy.
The hidden cost
of building fences has major, sometimes deadly, effects on land and
wildlife around the world that are rarely measured. Once a fence is built
its effects are long lasting. Even after removal, “ghost fences” can live
on, with species continuing to behave as if a fence were still present for
generations.Not All Walls are Bad
Boundaries are not that
unusual in life
. It's just how those boundaries are used that ends up
being either good and beneficial or being bad and harmful. Relevance
is the line or plane
indicating the limit or extent of something. A line determining the limits
of an area ot the greatest possible degree of something.
is a structure that
defines an area, carries a load, or provides shelter or security. There
are many kinds of walls, including: Defensive walls in fortifications.
Walls in buildings that form a fundamental part of the superstructure or
separate interior rooms, sometimes for fire safety.
hold back dirt, stone, water, or noise sound. Walls that protect from
oceans (seawalls) or rivers (levees). Permanent, solid fences. Border
barriers between countries. Brick wall
. Precast wall. Stone wall. Glass
wall (only when most of the wall, in smaller amounts it is called a
window). Doors are mobile walls on hinges which open to form a gateway.
is the act of
parts, pieces, or sections by separating them and creating a boundary that
divides or keeps apart. A vertical structure that divides or separates,
like when a wall divides one room from another. Partition in anatomy is a
structure that separates areas in an organism.
prevents access or progress.
Prevent from happening or developing. Interrupt the normal function.
Impede movement. Obstruct.
Open Borders is a
corrupt people to scare people into thinking that there is no border
control. If you have ever drove through Europe, you can travel from
country to country just like driving your car from state to state in
America, and you never have to stop and show your identification or worry
about being detained. It's beautiful.
is a border that enables free movement of people (and often of
goods) between jurisdictions with few or no restrictions on movement, that
is lacking substantive border control. Open borders are the norm for
borders between subdivisions within the boundaries of
cross the Texas - Mexico
border everyday on just one U.S. border. There are around
in America as
About 11.8 million people live in the U.S.-Mexico border area
average, there are 700,000 to 850,000 new unauthorized migrants arriving
annually by all modes of entry. An estimated 6.2 million (or 56 percent)
of all unauthorized migrants are from Mexico. 2004, 12,338 trucks crossed
the border daily, up 63 percent from FY 1994. In 2004, there was an
average of 660,000 passenger crossings per day across 35 points of entry (POEs)
on the 1,952-mile border between the United States and Mexico. Crossings
by personal vehicles rose 43 percent between 1995 and 1999 and then fell
21 percent (to 191 million) by 2004. Almost 20 percent of passenger
crossings into the United States from Mexico in 2004 were made on foot,
while bus crossings only constituted 1.4 percent (3.4 million) of
crossings from Mexico. In 2004 there were over 20 million pedestrian
crossings in Texas alone. (Source: U.S. Bureau of Transportation
Statistics) Of the approximately 11,000 Border Patrol agents, 89 percent
work along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Life on the
Canada/US Border (Global Documentary) | Real Stories
border security and the invasion of privacy, harassment at the border.
We Don't Need a Wall
at the Border
because we have radar, motion sensors, high
resolution cameras, and thermal imaging systems to see at night,
and we have hundreds of people monitoring several locations.
You could have one integrated tower every few miles or so, which
we already have in most places. But even
then, we still need more communication
, because this problem
can't be solved with walls, camera's, or laws. It must be solved
by working together
If you are going to build a wall, the first wall you should build
is a wall that protects you from your own
. Be the gate
of your mind, be
of the thoughts that pass through your consciousness. Protect
your inner self from negative thoughts.
identify themselves and they must explain their reasons for being here. If
your purpose is relevant
, then you have
permission to proceed. But you must check back with central control and
communicate any changes or useful information that was learned during your
visit. Every immune system
, because if we don't work together, we die together.
Mexico–United States Barrier
is a series of
walls and fences
along the Mexico–United States border aimed at
preventing illegal crossings from Mexico into the United States. The
barrier is not one contiguous structure, but a grouping of relatively
short physical walls, secured in between with a "virtual fence" which
includes a system of sensors and cameras monitored by the United States
Border Patrol. As of January 2009, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
reported that it had more than 580 miles (930 km) of barriers in place.
The total length of the continental border is 1,954 miles (3,145 km).
List of Mexico–United States border crossings
. There are 48
U.S.–Mexico border crossings, with 330 ports of entry where people can
legally cross the Mexico–United States border. Several large border cities
have multiple crossings, often including one that bypasses the center city
and is designated for truck traffic. For planned crossings, see the
Proposed changes section below. For former border crossings, see the
Closed crossings section below. Details on each of the US ports of entry
are provided using the links in the table.
Kansas - The Wall
(youtube) - I'm woven in a fantasy, I can't believe the
things I see, The path that I have chosen now has led me to a wall, And
with each passing day I feel a little more like something dear was lost,
It rises now before me, A dark and silent barrier between, All I am,
and all that I would ever want to be, It's just a travesty, Towering,
marking off the boundaries my spirit would erase.
is a false, absurd, or distorted representation of
We need to help people
without infringing on their Freedoms
Every second, the urban population grows by 2 people, 200,000
people move into cities everyday.
is 20 million or more.
Water and Sanitation: A human right for all, even slum-dwellers
and the homeless
"Poor people are living proof that
. Even when they have no access to a good education,
they are still some of the nicest people on the planet. It's the
people who are supposedly educated who are doing 90% of all the
damage, and doing 90% of all the killing. This is the main
reason why we must create a high quality education that is
available to everyone. Imagine if everyone had a high quality
education. Imagine?" I have,
comes the Sun
Peter Gabriel -
Don't Give Up (ft. Kate Bush)
In this proud land we
grew up strong
We were wanted all along
I was taught to fight,
taught to win
I never thought I could fail
No fight left or so it
I am a man whose dreams have all deserted
I've changed my
face, I've changed my name
But no one wants you when you lose
'Cause you have friends
Don't give up
You're not beaten
Don't give up
I know you can make it good
Though I saw it all
Never thought I could be affected
Thought that we'd be the
last to go
It is so strange the way things turn
Drove the night
toward my home
The place that I was born, on the lakeside
daylight broke, I saw the earth
The trees had burned down to the ground
Don't give up
You still have us
Don't give up
We don't need much
Don't give up
'Cause somewhere there's a place
Rest your head
You worry too much
It's going to be
When times get rough
You can fall back on us
Please don't give up
'Got to walk out of here
I can't take
Going to stand on that bridge
Keep my eyes down below
Whatever may come
And whatever may go
That river's flowing
Moved on to another town
Tried hard to settle down
For every job, so many men
So many men no-one needs
Don't give up
'Cause you have friends
Don't give up
You're not the only one
Don't give up
No reason to be ashamed
Don't give up
Don't give up now
We're proud of who you are
You know it's never been easy
Don't give up
'Cause I believe
there's the a place
There's a place where we belong.