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Energy Reform: Renewable Energy in Egypt

The poverty rate in Egypt rose to 32.5%, or 32 million people, in 2018. Energy use is rising in Egypt by 6.5% per year but a disproportionate reliance on finite gas and other conventional energy resources has placed the future of Egyptian energy sustainability and environmental goals at risk. Under the Egypt Vision 2030 initiative, […]

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The State of Child Poverty in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe or the “Great House of Stone” in the country’s native Shona language, is home to some of the most magnificent and largest ancient stone structures. Zimbabwe also has one of the highest literacy rates in Africa. A less delightful benchmark for the country is the incredibly high poverty rates, with more than half of […]

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The Syrian Mental Health Crisis

The Syrian conflict has brought mental health challenges and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to both children and adults. Syrian refugee children are at high risk for depression, anxiety and other forms of mental illness after experiencing high levels of trauma. These untreated trauma-related mental and behavioral disorders serve as threats to physical fitness, schooling and […]

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Fighting Child Poverty in Indonesia

As a burgeoning upper-middle-income country that has dedicated decades to development, Indonesia has made remarkable strides in poverty reduction. However, the tragedies of poverty still plague Indonesia and, in particular, are affecting children across the archipelago. Even so, Save the Children in Indonesia is doing life-changing work to mitigate child poverty in Indonesia through a […]

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How Livestock Can Alleviate Poverty

Throughout the world, 689 million people are estimated to be living in conditions of poverty and surviving on $1.90 a day or less. Of these numbers, around 70% of those impoverished depend on livestock for employment, income and food security. The ability for families to stay afloat, send their kids to school, put food on […]

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Combating Period Poverty in Pakistan

Pakistan, a country in South Asia, has the world’s fifth-largest population and spans more than 800,000 square kilometers. Pakistan has a long history of period poverty, stemming from its patriarchal hierarchy. Periods are shameful in Pakistan and often result in the ostracization of women in Pakistan. Period Poverty in Pakistan Period poverty is a severe […]

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STEM Education Can Reduce Poverty in Rural China

Education has long been proven as a tool for poverty reduction. In fact, UNESCO estimates that if all people in low-income countries had basic reading skills, an estimated 171 million people could escape poverty. Education allows for upward socioeconomic mobility for those in poverty by providing access to more skilled, higher-paying jobs. In particular, STEM […]