The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), 2005 is a shining example of a radical and rational systemic change. It is radical because it transferred power to the poorest of the poor and enabled them to escape hunger and deprivation. It is rational because it puts money directly in the hands of those who need it most. It has proved its worth in the years it has been in existence, even enduring six years of a hostile government.
The warning by United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres that the COVID-19 pandemic could push nearly 50 million more people into extreme poverty deserves serious attention and countries should act immediately to shore up global food security.
In a shocking incident in Muzaffarnagar's Bhikki village, a father killed his 20-day-old twin daughters by drowning them in a pond because he could not afford to raise them.
Reportedly Ibrahim, a daily wager, was out of job for last couple of days and got furious when his wife asked him to buy some groceries for the family.
Perhaps Richard Branson has his share of CSR activities, but then, the wishful thinking is that the pioneer status could be used for medical advancements, for innovation where drought and famine make people go hungry and
If there is one horrible thing – among the many terrible consequences – that the coronavirus has inflicted on humanity, it is that it has made more people undernourished. World hunger and levels of malnutrition soared dramatically last year,
Lebanon is facing an unprecedented crisis. The economy has sunk to its lowest. The Lebanese lira is going for 3,900 for a US dollar. In the black market it has reached the absurdly phenomenal level of 18,000 Lebanese lira for a US dollar. The World Bank has described it as one
The rapid spread of the coronavirus has raised fears about the world’s refugees and internally displaced people, many of whom live in war-ravaged countries ill-equipped to test for the virus or contain an outbreak.
The sewer of human suffering continues to overflow as we stand and watch. Only the place keeps changing, not the depth of the suffering. Permit me to share with you what is going on in Lebanon.