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In Mongolia's yurt slums, nomads dream of city life

Ulan Bator - On the steep hills encircling Mongolia's capital, skyscrapers and apartments give way to ramshackle bungalows and tattered yurts, in rickety fenced enclosures with no running water.

UN envoy Lilly Singh calls on India to show comic tolerance

New Delhi - Comic and UN ambassador Lilly Singh has called on the Indian government to be more tolerant of satire after a popular comedy group was slapped with criminal charges over allegations that they insulted Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Rio's City of God clinic becomes 'war' hospital

Rio De Janeiro - In the City of God, a Rio slum made famous by a movie of the same name, the local clinic used to treat minor ailments like the flu or stomach aches.

G20 launches plan to fight poverty in Africa

Hamburg - G20 nations launched an unprecedented initiative Saturday at the group's summit in Germany to fight poverty in Africa, but critics called the plan half-hearted.

Paintwork: young Liberians slap on any message you want

Monrovia - Standing in sweltering heat for hours at a time, painted head-to-toe in the colours of the tax authority, Emmanuel Howard has become a fixture at traffic junctions in Liberia's capital Monrovia.

Why corn is best used for food and not for biofuels

Should corn production be orientated more towards biofuels, as a green energy alternative, or for food? This debate has continued to run since biofuel technology has come to the fore. A new report argues that the biofuel argument has lost credibility.

Activists demand removal of pig farm from Roma Holocaust site

Lety - Anti-racism activists from across Europe on Saturday demanded the removal of a pig farm from a Holocaust memorial site where hundreds of Roma perished in a Nazis concentration camp during World War II.

Activists demand removal of pig farm from Roma Holocaust site

Lety - Anti-racism activists from across Europe on Saturday demanded the removal of a pig farm from a Holocaust memorial site where hundreds of Roma perished in a Nazis concentration camp during World War II.

Surrogacy remains a lure for Cambodia's poorest despite ban

Takeo - Peeling a mango inside her rickety wooden shack, Chhum Long explains how her daughter's decision to nurture a Western couple's baby in her womb helped her family buy two desperately needed items: a metal roof and a motorbike.

One in five children in developed world in relative poverty: UN

Paris - One in five children in rich countries lives in relative poverty, according to a UNICEF report published Thursday that put the US and New Zealand among the world's worst performers for youth well-being.

One in five children in developed world in relative poverty: UN

Paris - One in five children in rich countries lives in relative poverty, according to a UNICEF report published Thursday that put the US and New Zealand among the world's worst performers for youth well-being.

One in five children in developed world in relative poverty: UN

Paris - One in five children in rich countries lives in relative poverty, according to a UNICEF report published Thursday that put the US and New Zealand among the world's worst performers for youth well-being.

Greek families left struggling after successive cuts

Atenas - In the living room of his small Athens flat, 40-year-old Dimitris Voutsinos scours the web for job ads -- one of thousands struggling to cope as Greece's economic crisis endures.

Generation homeless: trying to help Egypt's street kids

Cairo - Barefoot and wearing shabby clothes, the two-year-old wanders through the dirty streets of Cairo alongside her mother, who has also spent all her life without a home of her own.

Quality of life on rise for many Africans, report says

Abidjan - Africans are seeing a steady improvement in the quality of their lives, with some countries even nearing world averages, says a wide-ranging report out Monday on the continent's future.While large portions of the continent's 1.

High crime rate a shadow over Caribbean tourism: study

Miami - The Caribbean and its pristine beaches may be a tourist magnet, but life in paradise comes at a price: the soaring violent crime rate is higher than in Latin America or Africa.

Argentina farmers stage vegetable giveaway to protest low prices

Buenos Aires - Farmers in Argentina gave away truckloads of vegetables in central Buenos Aires on Wednesday in a protest over low prices for their produce that also highlighted the growing ranks of poor in the country.

Pope opens launderette for the homeless

Vatican City - The "Pope Francis Launderette" opened its doors Monday offering the poor and homeless to wash their clothes and bedding for free, the Vatican announced.

Shanghai river clean-up leaves boat-dwellers in limbo

Li Chaoqing fled his poverty-stricken Chinese hometown at age 14 for a new life in Shanghai, where he raised five children in a disused old boat on a polluted river.

Poverty in Russia rises to decade-high of 20 million

Moscow - The number of Russians living in poverty reached nearly 20 million last year -- a decade high -- after sanctions over Ukraine and an oil crisis battered the economy, official figures showed Wednesday.Some 19.

Six months post-hurricane, hunger gnaws at southern Haiti

Jeremie - Crouching beside the makeshift shelter shared with his parents and five siblings, Fanfan Edouard slowly sharpens his machete. But there's no rush to cut firewood, because there is no food to cook.

Germany wealth inequality gap 'growing wider'

Berlin - A growing gap between rich and poor in Germany could sap social cohesion in Europe's largest economy and most populous country, a government report warned Thursday.

City living makes asthma worse for poor children

A new U.S. focused study has found that living in inner cities can worsen asthma for children in who live in economically deprived households. Other disparities relating to ethnicity, as well as social class, have been highlighted.

Migrants, women left behind in human development: UN

Stockholm - Impressive advances have been made in human development over the past 25 years on many fronts, but ethnic minorities, refugees, migrants and women are being left behind, a United Nations report said on Tuesday.

Senegalese mayor faces investigation over $2.85m fraud

Dakar - The mayor of Senegal's capital is facing a judicial probe into the disappearance of 1.83 billion CFA francs ($2.85 million) in city funds, the country's top prosecutor said Friday.

Senegalese mayor faces investigation over $2.85m fraud

Dakar - The mayor of Senegal's capital is facing a judicial probe into the disappearance of 1.83 billion CFA francs ($2.85 million) in city funds, the country's top prosecutor said Friday.

Surviving Russia's winter a grim triumph for homeless

Sanktpeterburg - As the fierce winter drags towards an end in Russia's second city of Saint Petersburg, Eduard Okuniyev is counting himself lucky to still be alive.

Nigeria casts its first social safety net

Lagos - Nearly two years after taking office, Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari is making good on an election vow to help the poor, deploying a welfare scheme that is gaining traction across Africa.

Hard work ahead for new Gambian president

M - They breathed a sigh of relief when strongman Yahya Jammeh finally left The Gambia.But supporters of the new president, Adama Barrow, say he has a lot to do to get the country -- one of Africa's poorest -- on its feet.

UN expert urges Saudi to end ban on women driving

Riyadh - Saudi Arabia's government should end the kingdom's ban on women driving and reform the male guardianship system, a United Nations independent expert said on Thursday.
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Ahmed and Fatma receive BD30 (approx. £49) per moth in government support each month.
Ahmed and Fatma receive BD30 (approx. £49) per moth in government support each month.
Canadian Michele Yakashiro volunteers for MonaVie s MORE Project in Sao Paulo  Brazil.
Canadian Michele Yakashiro volunteers for MonaVie's MORE Project in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
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Edmonton Homeless Memorial 2014
Edmonton Homeless Memorial 2014
Edmonton Homeless Memorial 2014
Edmonton Homeless Memorial 2014
Edmonton Homeless Memorial 2014
Edmonton Homeless Memorial 2014
A young man begging for food money in Guelph  Ontario  February 2010.
A young man begging for food money in Guelph, Ontario, February 2010.
Street children at Bandstand. Mumbai  India.
Street children at Bandstand. Mumbai, India.
Homeless person  Lyon France
Homeless person, Lyon France
Homeless person  Lyon France
Homeless person, Lyon France
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File photo: This fellow sits on the streets of Portland with all his possessions, one of many young people in the ranks of poor and homeless
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Media scrum
Right to Housing Rally. Harvey  a formerly homeless man.
Right to Housing Rally. Harvey, a formerly homeless man.
Edmonton: Right to Housing Rally
Edmonton: Right to Housing Rally
Ahmed and Fatma s house.
Ahmed and Fatma's house.
A homeless and unemployed man in Guelph  Ontario.
A homeless and unemployed man in Guelph, Ontario.
Giving money to a homeless person  Lyon France
Giving money to a homeless person, Lyon France
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Housing embedded in the bush and alongside a small stream greenish under ideal mosquito breeding
Edmonton Homeless Memorial 2014
Edmonton Homeless Memorial 2014
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This image is part of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment reports on Biodiversity and human well-being. It illustrates the relationship between biodiversity, ecosystem services, human well-being, and poverty. Moreover it shows areas where conservation strategies, planning, and intervention can alter the drivers of change from local, regional, to global scales.
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