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World Hunger and Poverty

 

An economy of exclusion and inequality

“An economy of exclusion and inequality” produces an ever-growing number of “the disenfranchised and those discarded as unproductive and useless”. In denouncing these injustices, Pope ...

Food security is a challenge for the future

Throughout history, thanks to the inventiveness of farmers and pastoralists over millennia and, more recently, to the creativity of scientists and engineers, food production has ...

The scandal of hunger

The Pope strongly condemned the abundance of food because the total production levels are sufficient to end hunger. And still today millions of people are ...

The poor knocking at the Pope's door

With 7,000 requests for financial assistance and approximately 900,000 Euros donated in 2011, the Office of Papal Charities testifies to the Pope's “hand” in charity ...

For a humanity free from hunger

Setting humanity free from hunger is possible. Benedict XVI is certain of it and even points out how: it would suffice to abandon policies “that ...

Who is paying for the crisis?

By the year 2020, 70 million more people will be living in dire poverty. And in this same period more than 400,000 children will not ...

Poverty and injustice favour slavery

The figures are frightening. Despite the struggles, war and more than a century of international law, enriched by dozens of agreements and declarations on a ...

The market of hunger

Despite a decrease recorded in December, the price of food products soared in 2011 by 35 per cent in comparison with the previous year; and ...

A solidarity without pauses

There has been an emergency situation in the Horn of Africa for a few weeks now. Yes, the situation still has not been resolved, because ...

Inhuman to remain indifferent

“There is no worse deaf man than he who does not want to listen and no worse blind man that he who does not want ...

'No' to indifference to the starving

Before leading the recitation of the Angelus with the faithful on Sunday, 31 July, at the Papal Summer Residence in Castel Gandolfo the Holy Father ...

The worst disaster

The worst humanitarian disaster in the world is occurring in Somalia, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Antonio Guterres, said yesterday after visiting the ...

Selfishness and food speculation are the cause of hunger in the world

Despite the commitments made by the international community, the number of hungry people in the world has not fallen and children are the first victims ...

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Sept. 21, 2018