'Santa Claus isn't coming,' recession-hit Venezuelans tell kids

Dec 23, 2016

'Santa Claus isn't coming,' recession-hit Venezuelans tell kids

As a harrowing economic crisis makes food scarce for millions of Venezuelans, many families cannot buy their children Christmas presents, decorate their home, or even host a holiday dinner. The oil-rich country is suffering the third year of a recession that has sparked product ...

Poverty turns Seoul seniors into subway couriers

| Dec 17, 2016

Poverty turns Seoul seniors into subway couriers

Cho Yong-moon, 75, spends nine hours a day, five days a week using his free pass on the Seoul subway to shuttle parcels among clothing and jewelry stores. With pension payments falling short of living costs for many of the elderly, he is among ...

Poverty coverage reinforces prejudice

| Nov 12, 2016

Poverty coverage reinforces prejudice

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In the middle of August, NHK ran a feature on its evening news show about a high school girl as part of its coverage of child poverty. The girl’s name and face were revealed in the report, which described how her educational future was ...

Nations agree on global road map to steer breakneck urbanization

Oct 21, 2016

Nations agree on global road map to steer breakneck urbanization

The United Nations formally adopted a global road map to grapple with rapid urbanization on Thursday, capping nearly two years of behind-the-scenes international negotiations aimed at designing development priorities for cities and towns over the long term. The New Urban Agenda, or NUA, sets ...