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Op-Ed: Wake of Tory election triumph sees new poverty warning

As David Cameron celebrates five more years as the U.K. Prime Minister by raising a glass of champagne, a new report casts a shadow over the state of poverty in Britain.

Utah elementary school seizes lunches from 40 students in debt

Salt Lake City - Children at a Utah elementary school were reduced to tears after staff seized and discarded dozens of school lunches because their parents fell behind on their account payments.

Republican US congressman: Make poor kids work for meals

Jefferson - A Republican US congressman has raised eyebrows and ire by proposing poor children be forced to work in exchange for their government-subsidized meals.

UK: children going hungry, claims charity

Save the Children has launched its first ever poverty campaign in Britain. The charity, which previously focused on Africa, Asia and South America, claims British children are going hungry as a result of government austerity polices.

20th anniversary of Canada's broken promise to end child poverty

Across Canada, individuals and groups are marking today as the 20-year anniversary of a unanimous vote in the House of Commons to end child poverty in Canada by the year 2000.

Eighteen Years On Canada's Child Poverty Rate Unchanged

Campaign 2000 has released the 2007 Report Card on Child and Family Poverty, revealing that 18 years after the 1989 all-party resolution of the House of Commons, the child poverty rate has not changed.

New York Ranks Last In Child Poverty

SYRACUSE, NY - According to a study conducted by a Syracuse University researcher, New York has the highest rate of child poverty in the industrialized world. Overall, the United States was ranked last among industrialized nations. While Sweden lead...
 

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