India

India: Truck crash kills 23 workers going home amid lockdown

Accident in Uttar Pradesh latest to highlight extreme risks faced by poor under measures to stop coronavirus spread.

India: Truck crash kills 23 workers going home amid lockdown

India

Speeding bus kills Indian migrant workers trying to walk home

The six men were walking from Haryana state in the north to their homes in Bihar hundreds of miles away, police said.

Speeding bus kills Indian migrant workers trying to walk home

101 East

Vietnam's Cooking School of Hope

We visit a cooking school in Vietnam that offers disadvantaged teenagers a pathway out of poverty.

Witness

In Another Life: The Boys of Burundi

Three men reflect on growing up on the streets of Bujumbura, moments of their lives documented on film since childhood.

AJ Impact

IMF, World Bank urged to cancel poor nations' debts

More than 300 politicians, including Bernie Sanders, Ilhan Omar, Jeremy Corbin, urge debt cancellation for poor.

IMF, World Bank urged to cancel poor nations' debts

India

Coronavirus lockdown: How e-classes reveal India's digital divide

Experts say a digital movement, with smartphone as primary mode of learning at home, marginalises India's poor.

Coronavirus lockdown: How e-classes reveal India's digital divide

People & Power

Coronavirus: Lockdown Italy

A portrait of the lockdown in Italy during the coronavirus outbreak.

Yemen

US announces $225m in emergency food aid to Yemen

Around 80 percent of Yemen's population, or 24 million people, rely on aid, and 10 million are facing famine.

US announces $225m in emergency food aid to Yemen

AJ IMPACT

Forty percent of Nigerians live below the poverty line: Report

More than 82 million Nigerians live on less than $1 a day, according to the National Bureau of Statistics.

Forty percent of Nigerians live below the poverty line: Report

Poverty

'Buy a mask or food?': South Asia's poor face stark choice

Masks are mandatory in most public places in India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka and advised by Afghanistan and Bangladesh.

'Buy a mask or food?': South Asia's poor face stark choice

Coronavirus pandemic

An SOS: Colombians hang red rags for help amid COVID-19 lockdown

Red rags, T-shirts dot Colombia's impoverished areas - a sign that many need food, help amid the coronavirus pandemic.

An SOS: Colombians hang red rags for help amid COVID-19 lockdown

India

Coronavirus: India charity making 70,000 meals a day for the poor

Khaana Chahiye is a citizens' initiative to ensure much of Mumbai's workforce does not go hungry during lockdown.

Coronavirus: India charity making 70,000 meals a day for the poor

AJ Impact

'Worse than the war': Hunger grows in Lebanon along with anger

A month into lockdown, the government is fumbling its coronavirus aid response, driving civil unrest.

'Worse than the war': Hunger grows in Lebanon along with anger

AJ Impact

IMF chief wants to triple favourable financing for poor members

Georgieva says there is full support 'to go on the offensive' and boost concessional IMF funding for poorer countries.

IMF chief wants to triple favourable financing for poor members

AJ IMPACT

Argentina's poorest barrios caught between coronavirus and hunger

The COVID-19 pandemic exposes in crude terms Argentina's deep socioeconomic fault lines.

Argentina's poorest barrios caught between coronavirus and hunger