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Al-Ahram Weekly - COP27
11/7/2022 9:55:00 AM
Africa is the continent that contributes least to the causes of climate change — it is responsible for less than four per cent of global emissions — yet it remains one of the most vulnerable regions in the world to the impacts. Its exposure is driven mainly by low levels of socioeconomic growth, poverty, and the absence of resources to mitigate the repercussions of climate change and recover from the worst of its effects.

World - International
10/31/2022 12:47:41 PM
Four years ago, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's reputation and political future were in tatters. After an unlikely rise from poverty to union leader to Brazil's presidency, the man universally known as Lula had landed in prison.

Egypt - Society
10/17/2022 5:30:47 PM
The poverty rate in Egypt dropped to 29.7 percent in 2019/20, compared to 32.5 percent in 2018/17, the Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics (CAPMAS) announced on Monday.

Al-Ahram Weekly - Egypt
10/13/2022 10:59:00 PM
Experts at a Cairo seminar this week concurred that climate action must be mindful of poverty reduction and development

World - Africa
10/11/2022 9:48:37 PM
Around 909,000 people have reportedly been affected by flooding in South Sudan, the UN's emergency response agency said Tuesday, more than doubling estimates released last month as torrential rains ravage crops and destroy homes.

Egypt - Foreign Affairs
10/8/2022 4:27:46 PM
African integration and trade liberalisation is capable of stopping African “boats of death” in the Mediterranean and reducing poverty in the continent, Secretary-General of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Wamkele Mene said Friday.

World - International
10/8/2022 3:23:52 PM
The back-to-back shipwrecks of migrant smuggling boats off Greece have once again put the spotlight on the dangers of the Mediterranean migration route, the risks migrants and refugees are willing to take and the political infighting that has thwarted a safe European response to people fleeing war, poverty and climate change.

Al-Ahram Weekly - Economy
9/27/2022 10:06:10 PM
The Decent Life initiative continues to improve living standards in Egypt’s most impoverished rural areas.

Al-Ahram Weekly - Opinion
9/27/2022 9:17:45 PM
The Russian-Ukrainian war continues to have serious economic impacts throughout the world, affecting food and energy prices and threatening increasing poverty rates and political disorder, writes Amr Wagdy

Egypt - Health
9/27/2022 5:37:21 PM
2.6 million Egyptian women wish to postpone pregnancy but lack awareness and resources to do so, said Deputy Minister of Health and Population Tarek Tawfik, citing intense poverty, physical isolation and a lack of female doctors as the key drivers.

World - International
9/20/2022 11:24:41 AM
Warning that the world is in "great peril,'' the head of the United Nations says leaders meeting in person for the first time in three years must tackle conflicts and climate catastrophes, increasing poverty and inequality, and address divisions among major powers that have gotten worse since Russia invaded Ukraine.

World - Region
8/29/2022 4:58:10 PM
The granddaughter of a former Lebanese president Monday announced her bid for the cash-strapped country's upcoming presidential elections on a platform critical of the Iran-backed Shia group Hezbollah.

COP27 - Articles
8/25/2022 10:28:20 PM
Action on climate change is being steered by the developed countries without regard for the growing levels of poverty and threatened living standards in the developing world.

World - International
8/15/2022 12:07:41 PM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi pledged to raise millions out of poverty and turn India into a developed country in the next quarter-century as he marked 75 years since independence from British rule.

World - Africa
7/26/2022 8:43:29 PM
Former South African President Thabo Mbeki recently launched a sharp critique of the governing African National Congress (ANC) for failure to address what it has labelled the triple challenge of poverty, unemployment and inequality.

War in Ukraine - Economy
7/13/2022 4:03:48 PM
The global economic outlook has "darkened significantly" and could deteriorate further, the IMF's managing director said Wednesday, citing Russia's war in Ukraine and the rapid inflation it has caused, threatening widespread hunger and poverty.

World - International
7/7/2022 12:33:23 PM
A staggering 71 million more people around the world are experiencing poverty as a result of soaring food and energy prices that climbed in the weeks following Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the United Nations Development Program said in a report Thursday.

World - International
7/6/2022 7:32:08 PM
World hunger rose in 2021, with around 2.3 billion people facing moderate or severe difficulty obtaining enough to eat -- and that was before the Ukraine war, which has sparked increases in the cost of grain, fertilizer and energy, according to a U.N. report released Wednesday.

War in Ukraine - Humanitarian
6/2/2022 11:44:10 AM
The war in Ukraine is heaping further pressure on Africa's fast-growing population of vulnerable people, a UN refugee official says.

Al-Ahram Weekly - Egypt
5/27/2022 4:16:00 PM
Egypt is looking to bolster its investments in water desalination projects.

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