Africa

UN: Number of hungry children at 10-year high in Africa's Sahel

Over a million children under five suffered from severe malnutrition in six worst-hit countries in the Sahel.

UN: Number of hungry children at 10-year high in Africa's Sahel

Argentina

IMF approves $56bn loan package for Argentina

South American nation, which has been plagued by chronic economic problems, reached IMF deal for $50bn loan in June.

IMF approves $56bn loan package for Argentina

Witness

South Africa's Reluctant Vigilante

The leader of a controversial vigilante group fights for legitimacy in a crime-riddled South African community.

El Salvador

An ode to Oscar Romero: 'Honoured I once ate lunch with a saint'

Slain Salvadoran priest, who was a hero among country's poor, declared a saint with six others by Pope Francis.

An ode to Oscar Romero: 'Honoured I once ate lunch with a saint'

Fault Lines

Adoption Inc: The Baby Business

How demand from US families seeking to adopt babies from abroad has paved the way for exploitation and fraud.

US & Canada

US cities expand affordable housing to solve homeless crisis

More major cities are reviving single-room occupancy housing as poverty becomes a growing epidemic.

Brazil

Extreme poverty on the rise in Brazil as elections loom

Some living in the places hardest hit say they’ve become disillusioned by politicians’ empty promises.

Brazil: Extreme poverty on the rise as elections loom

Exclusive

Dambisa Moyo: Foreign aid is 'corrosive' to democracy in Africa

Best-selling author says foreign aid has undermined African governments, and praises China's role on the continent.

Opinion

Why I don't understand the black affluent class

The black middle class is talking of values and civility as many Americans of colour continue to languish in poverty.

Donald Earl Collins

by Donald Earl Collins

Donald Earl Collins

Latin America

Haiti protesters call for President Moise to step down

The recent price hike - which has been scrapped - was the last straw for Haitians who have been struggling with poverty for years.

United Kingdom

A day in a food-bank: 'I blame the government entirely'

Food bank usage is rising quickly, including among working people on unpredictable zero-hour contracts.

Why are Londoners relying on food-banks and soup kitchens?

Greece

Greece's crisis-hit poor: 'No one was bailed out here'

The ruling Syriza party has defended its approach to Greece's economic crisis amid criticism from workers and the poor.

Greece's crisis-hit poor: 'No one was bailed out here'

Roma

Serbian Roma family fights eviction battle at ECHR

Ljubisa Selimovic's fight against eviction order indicative of 'institutional discrimination' in Balkans, activist says.

Roma family takes eviction case to European Court of Human Rights

Opinion

How the American dream is becoming an American illusion

Inequality has been growing in the US and the Trump administration is making it much worse.

Lauren Carasik

by Lauren Carasik

Lauren Carasik

Afghanistan

Up to 60 percent of Afghan girls out of school: report

Despite efforts to improve girls' education in Afghanistan, just one in three currently attends school, UNICEF reports.

Up to 60 percent of Afghan girls out of school: report